Posts in category "Ex Pat Life"

The King (& Queen) in the North!: Canada Bound

The King (& Queen) in the North!: Canada Bound
Okay, I know that people have been threatening to move to Canada for years now, and that it’s definitely gained momentum in the wake of a Donald Trump presidency (it feels weird typing that, like a “nose wrinkles as a natural reflex” kind of weird…but I digress), but this time I really mean it: We’re moving... Read more »

Summertime in London: Stars 'n Stripes, Cereal Killers, and a Very Royal Birthday

Yep, you read that right: this ain’t your typical “Courtney went somewhere and took a gazillion notes on the food she ate” type of post, just a good ol’ fashioned update on our London shenanigans.  Believe it or not, we haven’t gone anywhere since the end of May and don’t have plans to go anywhere... Read more »

I Will Not Be Cowed by Terrorism: Thoughts from an American Expat in London

Saturday afternoon, my husband and I did what we do on most Saturdays: took a bus to one of our favorite London spots, Borough Market. We dodged tourists as we walked through the crowded 1,000 year old market, listened to the shouts of the strawberry and cherry peddlers being drowned out by the never-ending bell cacophony... Read more »
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Guinness & Game of Thrones: A Road Trip through Western & Northern Ireland

I have long accepted the fact that I’m a Game of Thrones nerd: I’ve read the entire Song of Ice and Fire series and the book on the history of Westeros, obviously watch the HBO series, and read online forums where “the nerds”, as I affectionately call them, debate their fantastical theories.  Oftentimes, they have me... Read more »

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to London

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to London
You guys… Last Friday marked my one-year anniversary of living in London.  Cue the trumpets! via GIPHY Ignoring the fact that I was in the US for the occasion (womp womp), it’s hard to believe that I’ve been in Jolly Ol’ England for a solid year.  It’s been a hell of a year, with tons... Read more »

Adventures on Safari Part III: Making Baby Simbas & the Elusive Black Rhino

Adventures on Safari Part III: Making Baby Simbas & the Elusive Black Rhino
Don’t forget to subscribe by typing your email address in the “Subscribe by Email” box on the right! This is Part III of a three-part series about an American couple’s safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.  Miss Part I, with the stories of cheetahs hunting? Click here to catch up! What about Part II,... Read more »
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Adventures on Safari Part One: Hakuna Matata won't save you this time

Adventures on Safari Part One: Hakuna Matata won't save you this time
This is Part I of a three-part series about an American couple’s safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya You may have gathered from my last post that we went on a safari last month.  About six months ago, we found super cheap flights to South Africa and jumped on the chance to Hakuna Matata ourselves... Read more »

Two Days of Tudor History Around London

In case you haven’t noticed from my flurry of blog activity in December, Elliot and I aren’t exactly the best at “spreading out our weekend trips”.  Because of the awesome flight deals and friends in Europe, we were out of London for the majority of September and November.  It’s super fun, and I’m by no... Read more »

You'll Wanna Go to Ljubljana

You'll Wanna Go to Ljubljana
I’m going to start this post by making it crystal clear that we booked a trip to Slovenia way before the election; it wasn’t a post-November 8th “let’s get in touch with the new First Lady’s roots!” type of weekend getaway.  Come to think of it, Slovenia was the first place where people DIDN’T ask us... Read more »
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Human Rights Repping in Geneva and Partying in Paris-All in One Week

Part One: Geneva and the United Nations Guys, I really lucked out with finding work in London.  I’m fortunate to have found a job with a great non-profit that promotes causes about which I’m passionate; I’m also lucky to have really great coworkers who have been so welcoming and supportive.  They’ve included me on some... Read more »
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