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How to Pack for a Trip to the USA

When you’re an American expat living in Australia, there is one thing I know when it comes to packing for a trip home to the USA. Yes, you’re going to take clothing for the exact opposite season. And, yes, you’re going to probably not travel as much like a backpacker. But, neither of those are it. My biggest and most important tip for packing for the USA is…
November 26, 2012 · Continue Reading · 11
Turkish lamps

Turkey, You Get Me

To be honest, I was surprised I’d like Turkey so much. I think as soon as we left Istanbul, Turkish culture became real to me. I always feel that big cities are too worldly – there are generally too many cultures in one place, and too exposed to outside influences, not to mention too big and fast – to truly understand a country’s overall culture.
May 3, 2012 · Continue Reading · 21
brooke hannah pancakes on the rocks

Day 177: Pancakes, Because People are Feeling Homesick

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
July 7, 2011 · Continue Reading · 8

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