A Love Story

Today is our 12th wedding anniversary and I have been working on having this post ready for it. It's the story leading up to how I met Jack. It's a story about finding love on the other side of the world, and how it never would have happened without the friends that lead me there. …

My Dream and An Elephants’ Work

In thinking about taking a trip to Thailand (I'm hopeful we can wrap-up this COVID-19 thing first) I was listing things I would like to see or do there. Although we've been several times since moving away, there are a number of unchecked items on my list. At the top of this list are elephants. …

The Right Door

Each time I go abroad I get this powerful longing to never return to my regular life. But I always go back. It happened again, but this time was different. I felt the most solid sense of home in Croatia and, in part, this is because it's where my family comes from. I grew up immersed in the culture and most of my family still lives in the capital city, …

But I don’t want it to be over!

The image is so vivid in my mind that I was certain we had a photo of it. The photo, however, doesn't exist. It looked like this... We were standing in Suvarnabhumi Airport departure gate, on an early February morning, sheltered from the scorching 40-degree heat under air-conditioned glass archways. My head in my hands, elbows …

Cabin Trips

Ahhh summer. I wish it could always be. The warm air, all that time outside in nature, and 17 hours of daylight to play with really fills me with energy. Canada has beautiful summers and our family loves to take road trips. When traveling we like to have access to a kitchen (the exception is …