Au revoir Europe, Sasa Africa

Our time in Belgium has officially come to an end.  After living there for almost exactly 2 years, it had become home.  While it will be missed, I am beyond excited for our next adventure in Ghana for the next 3 years. Belgium in Review: We had 2 friends, and 10 family members visit, visited…

Nairobi Dreamin’

My 3-month internship in Nairobi, Kenya afforded me the opportunity to really explore both city and country in a way that surpassed my expectations.  I have left the country with a remainder of it still in my heart, and an understanding that I will be back. I’m grateful to have an awesome partner in life…

London & Graduation!!

In the fall we traveled to London to tour the city, and attend my graduation for my Masters degree.  On November 24, 2017 I graduated with a MA International Development and Foreign Policy from the University of Kent BSIS.  Before my graduation in Canterbury, Wil and I spent 2 days exploring London. Tuesday Nov 21…

Colombia…at last!

Very few people know that it has been my dream to travel to Colombia for many years… 2 to be exact.  Ever since I read “The Caribbean” by James Michener in 2015, I have been fascinated with exploring the lands that Spain took by force and plundered.  So I was elated when Wil’s job asked…

España y Portugal

For our 2017 summer vaca + to celebrate out 2 year wedding anniversary, Wil and I decided to tour Spain and Portugal for 2 weeks!  The trip involved lots of walking, and numerous train and flights to get to our different destinations. Monday Sept 11th:  BRU 🛫 MAD We flew from a dreary cold Brussels to sunny…

Weekend Get-away to Copenhagen

With school finally completed, and Wil’s birthday coming up, we decided to take a quick weekend trip to Copenhagen, Denmark to celebrate. 🇩🇰 At the time of our trip the conversion rate was 7 Dkn = 1 euro. Friday August 25th We had an early morning flight from Charleroi Airport, a 45 min drive from Brussels….

31 and Counting

Since we moved to Belgium, I have opted to celebrate my birthday by taking trips vs receiving a gift, and I may never ask for a wrapped present again!  This year, I planned for us to take a 7 day road trip to the south of France. For assistance in creating the schedule, I used this awesome website…

Work and Play in Switzerland

At the end of April Wil had a work trip in Switzerland, so we decided to make a trip of it and visit family in the area….oh, and I was supposed to finish a paper for school.  HA! Sunday April 23rd We flew into Zurich in the early AM.  From Zurich we took the 40min train…

Norway!!

As a gift to ourselves for completing our dissertation proposals myself and 4 other women from my University headed out to Norway for some r&r.  This trip would not have been possible, if Anette, my sometimes Zumba partner 😉, had not invited us girls to her family’s cabin. Friday March 17:  We had a direct flight into…

Andy and Devin’s Big Day

Only Andy would come through with a planned wedding 6 months after her engagement…LOL.  We should have taken her seriously.  However, it was an absolute joy being able to help her to plan the celebration of a lifetime to go with Devin. ❤️ Andy and Devin’s Wedding Weekend:  March 9 – 12, 2017 Breathless Resort and Spa,…

Leeza’s Visit!

During my favorite time of the year, one of my favorite people came to visit!!! ❤️ My favorite kuh arrived in Brussels on Thursday November 3rd…up until she arrived had been trying to figure out what to do and where to go while she was here.  That night we firmed up our plans and decided…

Betty Our 1st Visitor

This past week we had our 1st visitor!!!  She’s going to get on me for saying this, but it was a surprise.  😜  We had talked about several dates for her to come, but we never completely confirmed when.  So it was a surprise on Monday when I received a text from her that she…