Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Abroad

This year will mark my third Thanksgiving in Colombia. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, I have a conveniently large group of North Americans to celebrate with. Every Thanksgiving, Volunteers and…

Finding Love, Down Under

There’s just something about an accent that can make women swoon, especially an Australian one. For some unexplainable reason, a person’s attractiveness increases significantly when you hear their lovely voice….

5 Handy Hotel Hacks

Essential room supplies – stocking up on local wines 😉 I’ll never forget my first time in a fine hotel. The linens were so soft, like a waterfall of silk,…

Veterinarian Visits Abroad

Spread the word about castration! -Zanycat 😉 On a sunny morning a few weeks ago, I walked down the street receiving more than my fair share of strange looks. In…

A Beginner’s Guide to Planète Mars

Old and new meet at Marseille’s Vieux Port, with the stately old Fort St-Jean shadowing the shiny new Mucem in the distance. It’s been over a month now since I…

5 Tips on Job Hunting in France

After seriously looking for work in France on both sides of the Atlantic for over a year, I finally secured a position in L’Héxagone after taking the search local for…

Lakeside campground at Bon Echo Provincial Park, Ontario

Crafty Camping

Lakeside campground at Bon Echo Provincial Park, Ontario. 10 tips to help you keep your wallet happy as you enjoy the great outdoors on a great budget When people discuss budget…