thinking about our traveling life

Life in the Foreign Service invariably means a life of traveling: it's a good thing we like to see new places!

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raising kids in the foreign service: a book!

For the past few months, I've had the privilege of doing work for Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) with a number of fabulous people and a couple of weeks ago, one of our projects came to fruition -- a new book, Raising Kids in the Foreign Service! When the first call for... Continue Reading →

the beginning of brussels: a whirlwind

As you can tell from the latest Snapshot Sundays, we made it to Brussels! Home Leave was fabulous, if much too short. We finished up our month in the States with a few days of consultations in DC, where we stayed near the Oakwood in which we lived for Serbo-Croatian language training. Scarlett definitely recognized... Continue Reading →

belgrade: the good and the bad

I'm hopping on the Foreign Service bloggers bus and adding my list of the best and worst of Belgrade. The list has been fun to think about, especially as we are in the last weeks of our tour here. Pros Travel opportunities: There are so many great travel opportunities that I don’t even know where I... Continue Reading →

the 14 of 2014: our next assignment

After the oh-so-crazy bidding process began, we were on pins and needles, wondering about our next assignment. To make matters more nerve-racking the State Department released a cable telling all bidders that, basically, this was the hardest bidding season to date.  What great news to get in the middle of your first time doing midlevel bidding... Continue Reading →

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