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The day I saw a talking, motivational weigh scale

Would you want a weigh scale that actually talks to you? Apparently people in Dubai do, going so far as to stamp inspirational messages on their weigh scales. I started giggling when my husband and I passed through this Middle … Continue reading

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How to cut air travel costs to visit multicultural family

We’ve been making plans to visit some of our relatives who live outside the United States, but flying has been rather expensive lately. After lots of exhaustion and research, we’ve discovered some ways to cut costs and wanted to share … Continue reading

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What if you have more than 1 ‘Home for the Holidays’?

A recent radio promotion encouraged listeners to submit reasons why they should be sent on an all-expenses-paid trip “home for the holidays,” and the radio station would then select people based, presumably, on how well they asked. For instance, one … Continue reading

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My tribute to ‘Weird habits developed after living abroad’

Half-burned matches lying on kitchen counters! You have to read this article: Weird habits developed after living abroad | Matador Network in its entirety, but this was one of the most hilarious images to me. I’ve seen the same thing, … Continue reading

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The beauty of international travel

I’m preparing to travel to Chile soon, so please forgive me if I neglect this blog in the next few weeks. When I return, though, I hope I’ll have lots of stories to tell! It’s my first trip to South … Continue reading

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How to buy holiday gifts for family overseas

If you’re like us, you have family – lots of family – overseas. Family you may not even know about, but who definitely know you! At this time of year, I usually start to think in earnest about holiday shopping. … Continue reading

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“The only cockroach in my cupboard!”

My husband is very eloquent, and it’s not uncommon for him to give flamboyant compliments¬† … especially when he wants something. Hah! Just kidding. Anyway, one night he was doing the equivalent of “verbal serenading” and started out something like … Continue reading

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