Escaping Albania

A few days ago we left Albania. It was totally unexpected. Actually, I booked plane tickets a few hours before we got in a cab and headed to Tirana International Airport. We were escaping Albania or at least that is how it felt as we rushed to secure plane tickets, book a hotel room in […]

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I Am Not A Travel Blogger

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Right now Novella is curled up in a ball in one of my arms as I sit here writing this blog post with my other hand. Mia is off at gymnastics nearby and I am anxiously waiting for her return. Even though my girls are growing up I still have a hard time letting them […]

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Winter In Albania: Not everything is butterflies and rainbows

Winter In Albania The early morning sun peeks slightly through the red curtain that divides my office from the rest of the bedroom. I pull the blanket over my head. It’s cold so I don’t want to jump out of bed excited to start the day like I normally do in warmer weather. I can […]

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Want To Be Truly Happy? Start Each Day With These Three Things:

For most of my life,  I struggled with mornings.  Often, I’d hit the snooze button multiple times and sometimes I didn’t get out of bed until past noon. Mornings were nothing to be excited about. To me, mornings symbolized alarms, kids needing to get ready for school, depression, and a rushed breakfast. Most days, as […]

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An Early Morning in Albania

Early Mornings In Albania It’s 6:00 am right now so the city is still pretty silent. I did hear morning prayers from the Mosque near us and the occasional car passing from the highway below. We’ve been in our new place for just over a week. It is weird to have an actual home instead […]

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5 Fun Things About Albanians You Didn’t Know

Chances are you do not know much about the small country of Albania. That is not surprising considering this was a communist country up until 1992 which is fairly recently.  It is virtually untouched by tourism. I would go as far to say that it is Europe’s best-kept secret. I had never even heard of […]

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A Simple Living Morning Routine Here In Albania

A New Home Distant chatter and music from the cafes below dance through my window. Fresh crisp cold air flows through my patio door as I move through my morning routine here in Albania while enjoying our new Airbnb. I am so thankful for our new home because it is perfect for the girls and […]

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My Life In Albania

Life In Albania Imagine a country where the people are kind and welcoming, the sun shines nearly every day, the prices are as cheap as Thailand, and visas are not an issue for Americans considering they can stay for up to a year visa-free. Does such a magical place exist? It sure as heck does! […]

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Moving Abroad As A Single Mom

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Are You Thinking Of Moving Abroad As A Single Mom? -Updated April 13, 2109- Living abroad is a game changer for single moms. I have traveled and lived abroad in 6 different countries since leaving my emotionally abusive marriage back in 2016 and setting off slow traveling around the world. If you want to read […]

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