August 23, 2019

Working Overseas, Getting Ready to Go

Tumon Beach, Guam

Making a life changing career move takes guts; it also takes a willingness to plunge off the cliff of the unknown. There are many that will discourage you, yet if you’re certain it’s the right choice nothing will hold you back. You’ll stand firm, unswayed by disbelief, criticism or the fears of those around you.   [...]

Working Overseas: Risks, Courage and a Back up Plan

Spring In Northern Germany

Taking The Plunge Gives You Courage Adapting to a foreign culture, working out of your comfort zone and moving around the world where you don’t know a single soul gives you a confidence that allows you to repeatedly plunge into the unknown without the fears of “what if..” Once you try international living it’s likely [...]

Life’s Work, Travel and Education

Three Cups of Tea

    Discovering what we love, pursuing what we love and creating an opportunity to do what we feel is our life’s work is a gift. For many these discoveries take time and evolve through opportunities, hobbies, travel and every day life experiences. Sometimes it’s a chance meeting, a conversation with a friend or a significant [...]

Mountains and Forests to Replenish Your Spirit

Muir Woods Monument

    Muir Woods Monument These two natural havens will replenish your spirit and relax your mind.  Kleine Scheidegg is a spot where nature reigns, where you’ll  find yourself wanting to walk, hike and just breath in the views of the Swiss Alps. My visit to Kleine Scheidegg was a stop over on my way to Jungfraujoch. Visitors can stay in this tiny mountain [...]

Overseas Adult Volunteer Vacations

Granada, Spain

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As I’ve begun to research volunteer vacations and volunteer projects around the world I’ve learned of some excellent programs.

Hanging Out on the North Shore


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Living on the island of Oahu afforded me the  time to discover the hidden treasures of the island. I enjoyed three years of exploring the island and made time to discover some favorite places.

Writers’ Retreats and Workshops


Sunset Retreat As a writer I dream of quiet, uninterrupted places where I can write for hours without be disturbed by a slobbering dog or a cat meowing for food. If you’re a writer with children I imagine you muliply that desire x 20. So what’s a writer to do to get away and just simply write? [...]

Fee Free Days at National Parks

Zion National Park

    Zion National Park If you’re looking for ways to enjoy vacation and get away to some great destinations take a look at visiting our National Parks. There are 392 National Parks, including the big name parks such as Grand Canyon National Park, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service [...]

Working in a Foreign Country

Living Overseas; My Berlin Living Room Dining Room

This is one in a series of articles that will include tips for living and working overseas. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); After spending nearly a decade traveling and living overseas I realize that I can use the insight and knowledge I gained through my experiences to inspire others to transform their lives with travel.

Camels Who Spit and Other Travel Adventures in Turkey

An Antique Rug

While living in Europe I had the opportunity to visit Turkey; a gorgeous country filled with historic ruins and beautiful countryside. It’s a country I quickly grew to love despite some hilarious moments. One incident stands out in my mind as highly memorable with a camel outside Ephesus. Having never experienced a camel up close [...]

Traveling in Turkey Behind the Wheel

Travel in Turkey Driving to Cappadocia

    This is one of a two part series on driving in Turkey. Traveling to Turkey is fantastic. Visitors  have the opportunity for many cultural and historic experiences. One adventure I wasn’t expecting in Turkey was  my time behind the wheel of our rental car.  Turkish drivers live on the edge with their death defying driving maneuvers. I will [...]

Potsdam, Night of the Castles

Potsdam Sanssouci Friedenskirche

Potsdam Germany offers many cultural events throughout the year but one of my personal favorites is Potsdam’s Night of the Castles . This event is held each August and visitors enjoy live orchestra music, wine and a chance to walk the grounds and tour portions of the castles like royalty. The grounds  are lit up beautifully and [...]

Turkish Delights

Bodrum Turkey View By: Bazlek100 Flickr Creative Commons

There is something exhilarating about being immersed in a culture very different than your own. From the moment I began exploring Bodrum, Turkey I found it’s market, waterfront and shops enchanting. The scent of spices filled the air as I walked past mouth watering restaurants and colorful spice shops.  I saw  men smoking the popular waterpipes, another exotic reminder [...]

Krongut Bornstedt

Krongut Bornstedt By: GertrudK Flickr Creative Commons

Krongut Bornstedt in Potsdam, Germany is one of those destinations that leaves you feeling like you stepped away from every day life.  The grounds of Krongut Bornstedt are filled with beautiful flowers and plants and there’s a rose garden where weddings can be held. Krongut Bornstedt has a wonderful old world restaurant which serves good [...]