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Work + Travel

Work + Travel

Photography by Nicky Ryan for Est Magazine. We travel or host guests roughly 3 months out of the year. Most of it is for business, but we still need to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects at the same…

Road Trippin' in Ireland

Road Trippin’ in Ireland

Photography by Rebekah Burder. We spent a few days last week visiting various teams of volunteers that are on the ground here in Ireland. Four friends flew in from the States to help us with the administrative and marketing work…

Overcoming Jet Lag

Overcoming Jet Lag

Jet lag. The traveler’s great enemy. No matter what technique I try, I’m always sleep deprived for the first few days until my body adjusts. When I asked friends on Facebook their techniques, here are the answers I received: Suffer…

How to Pack Light

How to Pack Light

Packing light is a bit of a game for me. My husband laughs at me, but each trip is an opportunity for success as I whittle down my baggage weight. I’m a systems girl, and travel is no exception. I…

Tip #26

Planning an international trip? Get the best deals on flights by beginning your research well in advance. If your dates are flexible, pick a low season time to travel. Don’t buy your ticket more than four months prior to travel,…

Tip #15

Mystified by how many ounces of liquids toiletries to take on a trip? I use this measure: 2 oz of shampoo and 1 oz of conditioner per week. I measure every other liquid by how much I use compared to…

Welcome to My Home!

Welcome to My Home!

When we first decided to move to Nicaragua, I had a vision of what our home would be like. That vision was filled with dark wood, open courtyards, hammocks gently waving in the breeze. I.e. a Gringo house, not a…

Hola de Granada!

Hola de Granada!

It’s been sooooo long since I’ve posted. As in, 2.5 months long. During that time, we have moved out of our apartment and into temporary housing, moved to Granada, set up our home, adjusted as much as we can to…

5 Reasons to Be Eco-Friendly

5 Reasons to Be Eco-Friendly

I recently had a conversation with a friend about the benefits of being eco-friendly.  While it may seem trendy, I truly believe it is a better way of life and you’ll benefit greatly from living a green life.  While I…

Cost to Drive

I’m not sure where I found this very useful website, but it has proved invaluable while planning our holiday travel budget. Cost To Drive does exactly what it sounds like–calculates the cost to drive from one point to another.  It’s…

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