How to Be a Better Traveler By Cartooning Your Adventures

This blog post was originally written for the website ExpatClic.com Out There – Doodles From Abroad: How It Came to Be   How should I introduce myself if you are just meeting me for the first time? How about with a doodle from my digital sketchbook and new...

Songs From a Dying University

The students thought it was a graduation. However the staff and faculty knew the truth. It was really a funeral.   The graduation address by the university’s president also functioned as a eulogy. He had arranged for moving trucks to arrive at 10:45am the...

How to Learn Generosity From a Simple Cup of Courtesy Tea

Some thoughts over a cup of courtesy tea after living almost a year in Myanmar.   It has been nearly a year now since I first moved to Yangon, Myanmar with my family. Initially I wondered if I would hate, like, or even love my new home. It’s one of the few...

How to Easily Start Working From Anywhere

This is an adapted excerpt from my new book with Jacqueline Seidel, Free At Last: Live, Love & Work Abroad. Find Jobs and Build Your Career Anywhere. —– “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” ―...

5 Tips You Need to Be Happy After Moving Abroad

Disoriented in the Orient But Getting Better…   A little over a month ago I moved from Rome, Italy where I’d been living and working as a university professor for a decade, to a new country on a different continent with my husband, two small sons, and our...