Growing up Magnificently Multicultural

“We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” – Jimmy Carter It’s interesting when I look back at my childhood, I never particularly noticed that my family dynamic may have been slightly different than what was considered ‘the norm’ (whatever that means, right?)….

Teachings from that ‘Travel Bug’

“Travel is not a reward for working, it’s education for living”. – The Travel Channel  Spring has arrived, and as summer is fast approaching, everyone seems to be prepping those summer plans. Some for big trips, others for small escapes, while a few stick around to enjoy a well deserved ‘stay-cation’. Born and raised in…

Best Eats: Bali & Lombok

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”. – Virginia wolf As someone who is absolutely obsessed with good food and dining out, it’s safe to say that when visiting a new country and culture, amongst the top things to do on my list is eat! New foods, new…

Incredible Indonesia: The experience, the lessons & the tips!

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself”. – David Mitchell If we’re Facebook friends, or you happen to follow me on Instagram, it’s no secret that I recently made my way to Asia and have been flooding people’s newsfeed with pictures of that trip, ever since (my backlog for ‘throwback Thursdays’ is fully stocked!). A month of travel,…

Aruba, the essence of returning home

Four years ago I made the decision to leave my very comfortable, very loving, very familiar nest in Aruba. The place I was born, the place I grew up, the place my family and old friends still reside. At the time I had different reasons for making such a decision, part of it was a…