Nine things about Rwanda I can’t forget

Thanks to my (mostly) amazing job, I took two 2-week trips to Kigali, Rwanda in 2015. I am a bit ashamed to admit that at the time I wouldn't have ever voluntarily chosen Rwanda as a travel destination. In fact, the whole continent scared me a little bit (or a lot). And I also knew nothing… Continue reading Nine things about Rwanda I can’t forget

Seven things you might experience in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

J and I don't like to be like most people, so in the run-up to our wedding we had TWO pre-honey moons! They were nothing lavish, just two very inexpensive weekend getaways prompted by cheap flights we found through Skyscanner. One of them was to Plovdiv, Bulgaria - Europe's oldest inhabited city. However, to be honest,… Continue reading Seven things you might experience in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Personal history: How I ended up on the other side of the pond

I didn't always dream of moving outside of the US on any kind of long-term basis, or see any particular need to. I grew up in a small city in southern US without much international exposure. My family didn't have the extra money for international travel and so it wasn't really on my radar growing up.… Continue reading Personal history: How I ended up on the other side of the pond