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10 Alternative Facts That Every Traveler Can Relate To


We are probably all guilty of saying a little white alternative fact every now and then. ‘Thanks for the gift, I really love homemade incense’, ‘that’s the cutest baby I’ve ever seen’ or ‘sorry I didn’t reply earlier. I’ve been swamped’.  Here’s 10 alternative facts every traveler can relate to.

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How to Save Money For Travel – The Tricks Nobody Will Tell You


Well, what an intense week that was! The good news is that the election campaigning is officially over. That’s certainly one aspect we can all be relieved about. Don’t worry this isn’t a political post. This is simply some lighthearted relief for all of us, no matter who you voted for, because we do have some things in common. Like, no…

Facing Challenges

Facing Challenges in a Comfortable World and why it’s so Important


Facing challenges, big and small, is an important part of life and our personal growth. Today I want to share some of my thoughts about it because recently I have been thinking quite a lot about how challenges or scary things have a powerful ability to shape us. Well, I suppose it’s our response to the challenges or scary things actually that…

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How to Survive Deployment – The Brutal First 48 Hours


If you follow me on social media, I’m sure you’re aware that last week was rough on me. My husband left for deployment just 3 months after we moved here to Italy. We had been apart for 10 months prior and it felt like we had just settled in to our new home together then *poof* he was gone, and there I…

Life in Italy First Impressions

Life in Italy – My First Impressions


Ciao from Italy! Before I get started, I want to say a HUGE thank you for baring with my while the blog has been slow due to my current Internet drought. Seriously, the Internet desert is no bueno when you’re trying to create posts! I am hoping that we can get that situation fixed soon so that I can get…

Living in Hawaii

100 Wonderful Things That Happened to Me While Living in Hawaii


So by now you guys know my story of how I came to live in Hawai’i and that my time in that beautiful paradise has come to an end. When I think about it, I can’t believe I lived there for just over two and a half years – where did the time go? What a big adventure it was though. I…

5 Friends You Need in Your Life

5 Friends You Need in Your Life (And 5 You Don’t)


Good friends can make such a huge difference in life. They can encourage you, teach you, support you and provide great company on the ride of life. When I left Australia, I was faced with the challenge of making new friends and to be honest it took a long time to find a group of people that I clicked with.…

Thriving in a Long Distance Relationship

The Secret to Thriving in a Long Distance Relationship


I have a little bit of Katie trivia for you today. My husband and I have been together for almost 4 years and you know what, we have only been able to spend a little over 1 year of that time actually together. Between an international relationship, deployment and training exercises, most of our relationship has occurred over a long…