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Postcards from the Road

  • Happy New Year

    January 1, 2018

    Every New Year’s Eve,  as the clock strikes midnight, I look ahead with hopes and dreams for …what exactly?…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • Mid-Autumn Festival

    October 22, 2017

    If you were in Guangzhou, you’d call it “Jūng-chāu Jit.” In Korea, “Chuseok.” In Vietnam, “Tết Trung Thu.” And…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • Food Truck Etiquette

    May 19, 2017

    As a family, we agree on the wonderfulness of food trucks, but that’s where the agreement ends. And that’s…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • Autumn Through A Teenagers Lens

    November 21, 2015

    Autumn Through A Teenagers Lens

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • What Not To Ask An Adoptive Parent

    September 11, 2015

    We’ve been a family for a long time now, and I often forget that Yao Yao is adopted. (No,…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • Italy: World’s Smallest Carwash

    August 15, 2015

    Okay, I don’t really know if this is the world’s smallest carwash, but nonetheless, we were mesmerized by this…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • THE CASE AGAINST CARPE DIEM

    July 15, 2015

    My husband, Jim, and I have traveled all over the world together. And when we added Yao Yao, our…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • Leaving On A Jet Plane

    June 26, 2015

    From my experience, there are two approaches to preparing to leave on vacation. The first approach leaves your home…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • A Small Hindu Temple in Sri Lanka

    March 6, 2015

    On our drive to Bandarawela, my daughter, Yao Yao, saw this lovely Hindu temple and asked to stop. It…

    Travels with Yao Yao