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So Many Daydreams, So Little Time

I think I was always meant to live abroad. As I stand in my kitchen in Mexico, making a meat sauce for tonight’s pasta dinner, I’m listening to a Parisian playlist I found on YouTube. It’s a mix of flavors and I love it. It conjures up so many daydreams of living abroad… I imagine living in Paris. I wake up and drink coffee on my veranda, finishing a piece I’m currently writing. Maybe I take a cooking class. And...

Life Uncorked: Finding Beauty in Unlikely Places ⎮ Lisa Hickman

Today in our series Life Uncorked: Inspiring Truths from Everyday People, Drinking the Whole Bottle brings you Lisa Hickman, an actress and author of Ordinary Magic. I actually have never met Lisa but when a mutual friend posted about Lisa’s new book on Facebook (proving that social media is as social as the name suggests), I reached out. Her book seemed to be about all things I love: New York City, magic in small moments, and “an appreciation for finding beauty in unlikely...

Be the Hummingbird: How Your Best Is All You Need to Be Doing

Today, I talked to friends that were directly affected by Hurricane Irma. They sounded defeated. And after over a week of gut-wrenching worry – of losing their homes, their businesses, and communication with many people they love, who could blame them? They haven’t slept in days and barely eaten, sick with worry about what will become of the islands they have loved and called home. And in talking to them, they reminded me of the story of the hummingbird*....

Insider Results To Help You Decide Where to Live (and Not Live) Abroad

It seems like a super scary decision to leave what you know behind and move to a place you know nothing about. But Internations, an expat connecting website, has taken some of the fear off. They ran a survey to find results for the worst and best countries for expats* and asked this main question: HOW SATISFIED ARE YOU WItH LIFE ABROAD IN GENERAL? From here, they gathered information from more than 14,000 respondents representing 174 nationalities and 191 countries or territories about moving, living,...

Kickass T-Shirts by Muchacha Power | Made in the Dominican Republic

If you’re not interested in hearing a story about “girl power” today – keep it moving. Strong girls grow up to be strong women. So, this post is all about empowering girls. While a t-shirt might not start a revolution, it can make a statement and spread a story. And this girl power t-shirt tells exactly the kind of story I want to share with you, and more importantly, my kids. Muchacha Power started simply and, as the mom of a strong, smart, and beautiful Latina girl who...

Life Uncorked: Casual Ways for Living a Healthy Life ⎮ Sara Binde

I’ve been super excited to bring you Life Uncorked: Inspiring Truths from Everyday People, a series highlighting awesome people and their personal truths about life, love, travel, and more. If I’ve learned anything in life & travel, it’s that no one way is the right way, that we all have something to teach and we could learn something from everyone. Today, I bring you, Sarah Binde, a nutrionist from Carob Cherub. What I love about her message for living a healthy life is that she gives casual ways that...

Lessons from a Holocaust Survivor on International Women’s Day

I know so many brave people. Both of my parents are Cuban immigrants and made terrible sacrifices and took serious risks to escape dictatorship and build a better life. Most of my relatives have similar stories. Today, on International Women’s Day, as we celebrate the brave, bold, and beautiful women in our lives and around the world, I can say that I know one more. Yesterday, I had the privilege to hear and meet Mrs. Bronia Kraus, Mrs. B, as she is affectionately called,...

Life Uncorked: Inspiring Truths ⎮ Amy Sidran

In my series, What They Know For Sure: Expat Truths which previously ran on Expat Village, my blog for Wanderlust and Lipstick, expats broke down their total truths. These were truths they felt were (consciously or subconsciously) center in running their lives. Now… resurrected, reconstructed, and revamped for Drinking the Whole Bottle, I am so excited to bring you Life Uncorked: Inspiring Truths from Everyday People, a new series highlighting awesome people (not just expats) and their personal truths about life, love, travel, and more. If I’ve learned anything in...

Life Uncorked: Inspiring Truths ⎮ Whitney Kaulbach

In my series, What They Know For Sure: Expat Truths which previously ran on Expat Village, my blog for Wanderlust and Lipstick, expats broke down their total truths. These were truths they felt were (consciously or subconsciously) center in running their lives. Now… resurrected, reconstructed, and revamped for Drinking the Whole Bottle, I am so excited to bring you Life Uncorked: Inspiring Truths from Everyday People, a new series highlighting awesome people (not just expats) and their personal truths about life, love, travel, and more. If I’ve learned anything in...