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Yet another holiday is upon us, and it will be yet another we spend away from our families. However, re-reading this helps me keep things in perspective. Expat life is a privilege, and being anywhere in the world with my human, is simply the most I could ever ask for. The following was written June…

Absence makes the heart grow fonder and the draft folder fatter. This post is about hosting friends abroad, I promise. But first a little about my absence around here lately. It has been for multiple reasons, but it can be summed up by saying that one has to have live in order to blog. Otherwise, what…

Bailey is a friend through the blogging community. Our lives are different, and yet both our grand adventures (ahem, marriage) have led us far from home and the support system we once knew. I’m grateful for sisters in the Lord like her, who both challenge me where I need it and encourage me in exactly those areas which…

Nestled halfway between Budapest and Vienna, lies a little city you quite possibly have never heard of. Győr, Hungary (pronounced “jur” as in “jury”, for lack of a better way to explain it) isn’t exactly on the list of top European destinations. This fact, honestly, only seems to add to its charm for me. The perfect place…

Our last trip to Budapest, Hungary served many purposes. Though busy, thankfully, I didn’t forget to snap a few photos for you guys! The prep and the way there was just so classic of us. I was able to make arrangements with the hotel less than a week before we went, then we booked our…

I just love my siblings. The adventures we used to have together were surely a precursor to the lifestyle I would choose later in life. (Edit: Not that I would become a pioneer woman wearing a bonnet, but that I would be adventurous!) I’m writing a lot about family these days instead of travel. But…

Budapest Hotel Moments is part of Ber’s and my happily ever after love story. So this may actually be the most fun hotel review I will ever write. Granted, these were merely the first two days of our ever after, but they were definitely happy. The Married Life Adventure Begins It was the wee hours…

Read Part I here to read my encouragement and caution for nomads, expats, and adventurers-to-be. So why move abroad and furthermore, why stay? The most obvious reason for me as a follower of Jesus, is that I go where He leads me and stay where He tells me to. But I won’t lie and say I’ve always…

A window into expat life Let me just starting by saying, I’m not here to discourage anyone from taking that step of faith to begin whatever adventure God is calling them on. I encourage everyone to get out and see more of the world and experience more cultures. There are so many excellent reasons to do…

We made it I am happy to say we made it to Hungary and are enjoying our time here– The first visit back as a couple since the wedding. Between having ridden the bus through the night just to get here, and my mind being flooded with both old and new Hungarian words, I’m pretty tired.…