First-Post Tips for a Trailing Spouse: Part Two

ICYMI: Yesterday I posted Part One of “First Post Tips for A Trailing Spouse” with Dani at Hot Pot, who is preparing for Post No. 2 in New Delhi, India. She recently launched a new blog series, “Life Lessons from Overseas: Things I Learned as a ‘Diplomat’s’ Wife,” based on her first post in Chengdu,Continue reading “First-Post Tips for a Trailing Spouse: Part Two”

First-Post Tips for a Trailing Spouse: Part One

As soon as I discovered this global community of FS bloggers, I’ve been pondering doing an interview post on their experiences as a “trailing spouse” and tips for first-timers like me. After stalking reading a few blogs, I decided to reach out to Dani at Hot Pot, who has just finished up her first postContinue reading “First-Post Tips for a Trailing Spouse: Part One”

We Love Food

If you haven’t already, you might notice a bit of a food theme on this blog. My husband and I love to eat. In fact, we’re a little obsessed. We have found ourselves on more than one occasion (among different company though, so nobody knew the difference until now) in a deep discussion about theContinue reading “We Love Food”

Things I’m Going to Miss About America: Costco

This is probably going to be the first in an occasional series of posts on things I’m going to miss about America (other than family and friends, that is).Ah, Costco. My husband and I live very close to a Costco. Like, within walking distance. You might be wondering why anyone would ever want to walkContinue reading “Things I’m Going to Miss About America: Costco”


I have a small but growing blogroll in the right column of my blog (listed under “leyendo,” which means “reading” in Spanish). But I would be remiss if I didn’t give proper credit to a few bloggers who inspired me to start my own. I mentioned previously that I’ve discovered an entire community of foreignContinue reading “Bloginspiration”

Marathon Training Abroad

I found out yesterday that I did not get into the 2012 New York City Marathon. This was my second attempt to enter via the lottery system. This year I now face the problem I did in 2010, the first time I tried to get in to New York: Registration for both the Marine CorpsContinue reading “Marathon Training Abroad”