Becoming a “Baseball Mom”

On Wednesday night, for the first time in his life, I went to sleep in my house and Thing 1 wasn’t there. We’ve been away…

Expat limbo – when you don’t know what’s next

There’s a running joke in expat communities. It’s about when you go home and how long into a conversation it will take people to ask…

21 helpful ways to cure jet lag

“Only time can cure jet lag. Allow a day for each hour of time difference and add another day.” Standard jet lag advice. I have…

7 ways to say a good expat goodbye

We’re saying goodbye to some friends this week. I can’t believe I’m saying that. I don’t want to believe I’m saying that. But it’s true.…

The best family holiday destinations for an unforgettable 2019

Are you in planning mode? I know I am and I’ve been listening to you. I think you’re all looking for inspiration! So do you want to know what the best places to visit are in 2019? Here are my top picks!

It will be worth it

The screens dotted around me glow softly. There aren’t many. Around the darkened cabin I can see that most people are asleep. Most are in…

How to choose a family resort in the Maldives

A couple of years ago, I started one of those chat enquiries with a travel agent online. “Hi!” types the chirpy agent at the other end.…