America. It’s a pretty spectacular place, and I’m not just saying that because I was born and raised in the good ol’ US of A. No, I’m saying that because many people all over the world say it as well. I had the privilege of traveling back to America recently after 3 long years away, and it helped me to… Read more
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been using my over the door resistance band gym system that Pat and I brought back from the States for a mere $26 in order to get fitter. So far, I’ve noticed firmer arms, a flatter tummy and a teeny-tiny bit of slimming in the legs (we’ll get… Read more
Literally the second I was about to write about day 186, I got a comment on another blog post that left me thinking. The post was talking about hanging out with my American friends here in Sydney, which is basically what I was going to maybe write about for day 186 because… Read more
I used to think I found a large group of Americans in Sydney… that was until July 2nd. This year I actually partook in the July Fourth (on the 2nd) festivities put together by the Americans in Sydney group, and boy I found out there are hundreds of us Americans floating around this great city.… Read more
There’s been nothing quite like the good ol’ American holiday of July 4th to bring out the homesickness in just about every American abroad I know. Talking about barbecues and fireworks has taken over my blog feed lately, but I’ll tell you what, the homesickness factor became apparent in my local circle of friends a little sooner than that.
And… Read more
Baseball. It just doesn’t get much more American than that. I spent a good chunk of my childhood watching (or playing) baseball, whether that was out in the backyard, down at the ball fields or in a major league stadium, and now it is one of the activities that makes me… Read more
I start most of my days with a nice hot cup of coffee, except for when I decide to switch it up with a cup of tea, and I wouldn’t (or couldn’t) have it any other way. I love coffee; it is a spice of my life, and I can now see American coffee in… Read more
I’ve always wondered how people that speak two different languages make a relationship work. I always wonder more how they communicate at home since communication, to me, is like the essential part of making a relationship work, no?
I know it’s not to the same extent as, let’s say, someone who speaks Spanish and someone who speaks… Read more
America, I miss thee. In just a short time, I will be setting foot on your soil again, and I can’t wait. Aussie boyfriend will be in tow.
Since I spent the majority of day 64 sleeping and trying to nurse my stupid cold, I decided now is as good a time as ever to… Read more
Last night was the first Sydney Travel Tribe meet-up of the year. We headed to the open-air Customs House Bar near Circular Quay, which was perfect for such a hot, hot day. We had a couple of special guests which included the social media manager for Flight Center and the wonderful, fellow midwesterner… Read more