A Four-Month Adventure at Sea

A Four-Month Adventure at Sea

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September 1, 2013

In the spring of 2010, our family of four sailed around the world—25,000 miles, 110 days, 11 countries. We were hired by Semester at Sea, a University of Virginia program that allows students to spend a semester traveling internationally by ship, to coordinate spiritual life for the shipboard community and plan programming for the 18 children onboard. Our son Andrew was then eight years old and our daughter Lizzie was five.

Growing as a Family in Malaysia’s Cultural Mix

Growing as a Family in Malaysia’s Cultural Mix

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June 1, 2013

When my husband and I decided to move from Texas to the tropical island of Penang in Malaysia, I questioned the decision to uproot my children. Two years on, we have found the experience so enriching we’ve decided to prolong our stay. My husband was offered a job mentoring local computer engineers in Malaysia and, with three children—Clark, 13, Brad, 10, and Maria, 8—we had to consider if his career move was also in their best interest. We waited until after Clark finished elementary school so that it would be a more natural transition for him, and we planned a return visit to America for Christmas to minimize homesickness.

An Irish Pub “Lock In”

An Irish Pub “Lock In”

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February 25, 2013

In honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day I have a tip to share… The pub is central to Irish social life. It’s waned a bit in importance (you won’t find every funeral and wedding there these days) but it’s still the one institution that makes a visit to the Emerald Isle unique. And to truly immerse yourself like a local find yourself a “lock in.”

The Travel Press Talks

The Travel Press Talks

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April 30, 2010

Gothenburg: Best for Culture This Summer Ever heard of Peter Silverman? No? Neither had I, but I sure wouldn’t mind being him. He’s a Canadian art collector who bought a lovely little Italian work in 2007 for around $18,500.

Globetrotter

Globetrotter

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February 2, 2010

Discover the easiest way to get to Latin America and learn about Thai Airways unique program that focuses on Asia's world famous pilgrimage sites