My mother’s childhood took her across countries and states. Unlike mine.

Her adult life (and therefore my childhood) saw our family firmly planted in the small radius of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Advice and suggestions based on my recent Rio move.

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Recommended restaurants in Rio – slim pickings

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Categories of travel expenses to consider (including transport, souvenirs, and food), with savings tips for each and suggestions on splurges

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Casa do Caminho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil offers Portuguese language classes and profits go towards supporting programs for at-risk youth.

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My experiences, suggestions, and advice for moving in Bangkok.

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Blissfully peaceful kayaking (for a very blissful price) during Laos low season

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Out of nowhere, a group of police officers appeared and sternly motioned for me to follow them.

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I’d always said I’d go to Thailand., and never did… Until a one week vacation changed my life forever.

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Practical, actionable advice for beating the heat in Thailand (and the rest of Southeast Asia)! Use these tips to make your travels a bit more fun and a bit less sweaty.

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