Archive for May, 2012


To Nairobi, Kenya via Detroit, Michigan

My husband used his Delta SkyMiles to buy my ticket to Kenya.  He got an awesome deal; the round-trip ticket only cost 80,000 miles.  I found round-trip tickets from Atlanta to Washington, D.C. for the same cost.  Of course, the 80,000 mile ticket has its drawbacks.  For example, I am traveling from Atlanta to Nairobi [...]

For a bucket bath

“Are You Ready for Kenya?”

We leave for Kenya next week, so lots of friends and family members have been asking, “Are you ready for Kenya?” I’m not quite ready, but I will be by next week!  We are keeping our apartment in Atlanta, so luckily I don’t have to pack up the house and put everything in storage.  Mostly [...]


Links for Travelers, Trailing Spouses, and Other Wonderful People (2)

My favorite links from the week are especially fun for graduates, readers, and fans of NPR.  But check out the functional coat hooks.  I see them and I wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Neil Gaiman Gives Graduates 10 Essential Tips for Working in the Arts – Neil Gaiman is a prolific and bestselling [...]


The Work From Home Life

I work from home and I’m my own boss.  Sounds awesome, right?  Sometimes it is, but other times it’s frustrating. There is no water cooler, no staff lunch room, no one to gossip with.  No one gives me exciting new projects to work on or congratulates me on a job well done.  There are no [...]


The Music of Memories

Have you ever heard a song on the radio, or at a restaurant, which immediately takes you back to a different time or place?  Music has helped me through many travel adventures, and when I hear certain songs today, I am transported to a vivid memory of some other place.   My favorite memory song [...]