Good Morning, Vietnam!

Good Morning, Vietnam!

We landed in Vietnam around 3:30pm, but we didn’t leave the airport until over 4 hours later…. First, we had to sit on the plane for over an hour as they couldn’t open the doors because it was raining too hard. We’re back in Asia…  I thought they didn’t care about...

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Barb’s EPIC Great Ocean Road Trip

Barb’s EPIC Great Ocean Road Trip

Australians love their El Caminos. Upon Barb’s arrival, I bet her that we’d see at least 70 El Caminos during her week here. She gladly accepted the bet. You just wait!!!!  I stopped counting after reaching 88 on day 7 of Barb’s Australian Adventure. While...

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Directionally and Phonetically Challenged

Directionally and Phonetically Challenged

Forewarning… this post may be a bit bland. While I went to something new everyday, nothing really big or exciting occurred this week. Oh wait…. I take that back. Barb arrived today!!!!!!!!! There goes my favorite child title. On Monday, the family and I went to...

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First World Problems – Seriously!

First World Problems – Seriously!

Hello from Melbourne, Australia!!!! This city reminds me a lot of Chicago: public transportation is everywhere you look; their park system is on point; downtown has all the major fashion names (Gucci, Tiffany & Co, Coach, Rolex, etc.). While it's refreshing to...

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27 Incredibly Useful Things I Learned in Bali

27 Incredibly Useful Things I Learned in Bali

Soooo about this late post.... I enjoyed myself a bit too much Sunday night as it was my last night in town. I arrived home around 6am (no official closing time for bars in Bali) and hopped on a flight to Melbourne, Australia that afternoon. After sleeping until 1pm...

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Bribes and Beaches: Everything Explained!

Bribes and Beaches: Everything Explained!

The inevitable happened.... I hit a car's side mirror while driving in the middle of a busy two lane road. The oncoming traffic was edging towards the center line a little too close for my comfort so I leaned to the left and TAP! Oh no. Oh no, oh no, oh no. My eyes...

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Drugs and Natural Disasters

Drugs and Natural Disasters

I felt my first earthquake today! At first, I thought someone fell downstairs. The boys must be messing around. Wait, now the whole house is shaking?! I hopped out of bed and ran downstairs to see if anybody else was home. I found Etha, the night and weekend nanny,...

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Beautiful Bali Indonesia

Beautiful Bali Indonesia

On Friday night, we arrived in Bali after two 3 hour flights. We had an hour layover in Singapore and again, it was apparent that Asian countries place such a high priority on children. There was a rather large indoor playground (free of charge) for school-aged kids...

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Lessons Learned After Living in Chiang Mai For 8 Weeks

Lessons Learned After Living in Chiang Mai For 8 Weeks

I definitely spoke too soon on the whole peeling situation. My arms and hands are peeling so much, I might as well be a snake shedding its own skin. My last week in Thailand was pretty uneventful so I thought I'd share all the small things I learned while in Chiang...

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30 Foot Cliff Jump, Ladyboy Show & Sticky Waterfalls

30 Foot Cliff Jump, Ladyboy Show & Sticky Waterfalls

Have you ever burnt the inside part of your elbow? I don't recommend it. Do you know what's not fun to do when you have sunburnt arms and legs? Have children climb on you. In a matter of 48 hours, I managed to go through an entire bottle of aloe vera. I'm now happy to...

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