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A Woman’s World: Christmas is Magical

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” Definitely. To me, Christmas has always been such a special time. As a child, I loved the spirit of Christmas so much. Now, I am an adult and a mother too, but my fondness of winter festivit...
by Simply Marina on Dec 15, 2016

Hong Kong, London, Tahilla and a Christmas Book List

Birds of a feather flock together and guard the Christmas trees in New Hampshire, USAThere is no other way to start this blog post other than jumping in and saying HELLO!  Some of you may have thought I had travelled off into the midnight bloggi...
by Collage of Life on Dec 8, 2016

Getting Inked in Taipei: Kevin Tattoo

Kevin Tattoo is famous in Taiwan for his tattoo shops in Ximending, Taipei. My artist's name is Adrian. He specializes in watercolor tattoos. Continue Reading →...
by My Several Worlds on Dec 6, 2016

What's with the Happy?

viaWhat's with the Happy?My youngest son and I have been spending quality time together these past weeks. He is embarking on his senior year of high school, prepping for a long year in anticipation of the HSC (High School Certificate) in New Sou...
by Collage of Life on Nov 6, 2016

Jinshin Jyutsu for Fibromyalgia and CFIDS – REJUVENATE

Jinshin Jyutsu for Fibromyalgia and CFIDS - Jinshin Jyutsu is a style of acupressure that is offered at REJUVENATE in Taipei. It involves the application of the hands for balancing energy in the body. Continue Reading →...
by My Several Worlds on Sep 3, 2016

My Expat Life in the UK – Home, Family, Happiness

Another travel post on the blog? Not really. Just a couple of lines to say goodbye to my little Bulgaria and greet the UK again. Our holiday in Bulgaria is coming to an end. A few more days and we are flying back to London. Am a sad? No. I have enjoy...
by Simply Marina on Aug 21, 2016

Hotel Insider: Tips for Booking Hotels

As a couple who loves to travel and works on the other side of the hospitality industry as hotel professionals, we’ve learned a thing or two about scoring the best accommodations and making nice with hotels. Being in the industry has its perk...
by The Traveling Scholar on Aug 9, 2016

“Mummy, Where Do We Live?”

  Children ask questions all the time. I love that. I love kids’ curiosity. Sometimes, it looks like an endless inquisition but I never get bored. I always answer my son’s questions because I know this is the way he learns about the world. I...
by Simply Marina on Jul 10, 2016

Island Love: Celebrating Three Years of Marriage

By the Numbers: 1066 Days · 5 continents · 23 countries · 1 home · 1 pup Somehow three years have passed since we tied the knot. Part of me still can’t believe we’re married – even three years into it! – yet we’ve...
by The Traveling Scholar on Jul 5, 2016

Eid Mubarak 2016

Its that time again for the annual exodus from Jakarta to where ever by the good people of Jakarta. The end of the fasting season is approaching and Eid Mubarak is only a few days away. What this means is that many people will travel home to celebrat...
by Jakarta News on Jul 2, 2016

30th Birthday in Anguilla: Photo Album

There’s been some silence here for the past three weeks. I’ve been living life – like majorly living life – and haven’t carved out the time I should have to share the wonderful details of our Anguillian adventures over t...
by The Traveling Scholar on Jul 1, 2016

You Have to Water the Grass For it to Be Green

A common affliction of mankind is to pine for what one cannot have at the moment, to want to be elsewhere, anywhere but here. Surely the grass must be greener on the other side! One would think this sentiment is particularly true for expats, especi...
by Joburg Expat on Jun 20, 2016

2016 Travel Blogger Interviews – The Wanderlust Effect

One of the greatest things about being a travel blogger and sharing adventures is the great community that comes with it! It’s been an absolute pleasure working with other sites and bloggers on interviews for The Wanderlust Effect, including h...
by The Traveling Scholar on Jun 14, 2016

What it Feels Like to Be an Expat: Compartmentalized

The following is as good a summary of what serial expats, and particularly their children, often feel like: "That is the very nature of the expat's life: It is divided, compartmentalized across geographic boundaries and into cultural and lingu...
by Joburg Expat on Jun 6, 2016

20 Lessons From My Twenties

As I say goodbye to my twenties and hello to an exciting new decade, I can’t help but think back on the incredible life lessons the past ten years have brought with them. Your twenties are an incredibly transformative decade and a period of lif...
by The Traveling Scholar on Jun 3, 2016

How I Survived My First 15 Years In The Netherlands

It’s hard to believe that this year marks two big anniversaries in my life as an expat here in the Netherlands. The first being the 10 year anniversary of this very blog (that took place in March) and the second being today; the 15 year anniversary...
by Invading Holland on May 18, 2016

In Favor of the Gap Year

When I moved to Europe, the concept of a gap year was still foreign to me. I’d heard the term, primarily in reference to that post-secondary school/pre-university year when young adults were encouraged to see the world, and ideally broaden thei...
by The Traveling Scholar on May 5, 2016

NAKEDFOOD Taipei – Vegan Raw Food Restaurant

NAKEDFOOD Taipei is a raw food and wine restaurant. Their food philosophy: A healthy life should be artful, but also full of flavor and satisfaction. Continue Reading →...
by My Several Worlds on Apr 24, 2016

Luxury Escapes: Guide to Hiring a Private Chef

The idea of hiring a private chef on vacation seems like its a practice reserved for the rich and famous. Yet while it sounds super luxe and unattainable, the economics and potential value largely depend on your vacation destination and what you&...
by The Traveling Scholar on Apr 19, 2016

Photo Essay – Tom Rook’s Hao Haus Gallery Exhibit

Tom Rook is a British artist living in Taipei. 'Dragonflies' is a finalist for the International Artist Grand Price at Art Revolution Taipei. Tom creates mostly in pencil, pen, and ink. His drawings of cities in Taiwan and from his homeland are utter...
by My Several Worlds on Apr 9, 2016


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