(Alicia’s) 10 Years of International Life

May 2017 was a big milestone that passed by without mention, probably because of the busy-ness of international school life: 10 years since I graduated from Hope College!  I went from living in MI for 21 years to spreading my wings and living in 4 different countries 10 years later!  Along the way, I’ve picked … Continue reading (Alicia’s) 10 Years of International Life

How My 2016 New Years Resolution Had a “Trickle-Down Effect”

For the entire 2016 calendar year, I committed myself to the next step in becoming more of a minimalist. In order to accomplish this, I made a New Year's Resolution to not buy any clothes for an entire year. I had many fashionista friends tell me I'm crazy and that it's a terrible idea, but … Continue reading How My 2016 New Years Resolution Had a “Trickle-Down Effect”

PashbyMaul Adventures – Update

It's been six months since our last post. An epic failure on our part to keep our followers updated on life in Uzbekistan. This time last year, we were nearing the end of our "Last 100 Days in Italy" series, as we prepared to continue the great PashbyMaul adventure in Central Asia. Here's what you've missed: … Continue reading PashbyMaul Adventures – Update

Day 2: The day before we fly

How does one sum up a six year experience in Italy? One doesn't. One lives life to its fullest each and every day. The last day needn't be any different should each day truly be a fulfilling experience worth savoring for the rest of your life. Today was no different. Today was our last full … Continue reading Day 2: The day before we fly

Day 7: Caro Nome

How Progetto Voce, Yoga, and Verdi Helped Me Conquer My Fears PashbyMaul Adventures is slowly using up our bandwidth that we need to last until next Friday, so the video of my singing may need to wait to be uploaded until we're back in the States.  This afternoon marked my final performance with Progetto Voce, … Continue reading Day 7: Caro Nome

Day 10: Reflections on Moving Internationally, Part 2

This is Part 2 in a post dedicated to my reflections and learnings after our most recent international pack-out. If you were able to read Part 1 on this subject, then you know that some important strategies for our moving include hiring a reputable company, giving from our personal excess, and letting go.  There are … Continue reading Day 10: Reflections on Moving Internationally, Part 2

Day 11: Reflections on Moving Internationally, Part 1

This topic is too big to discuss in one day!  Here is Part 1 of a short series dedicated to this topic: If you're someone who has a similar lifestyle to the PashbyMauls, moving internationally is an inevitable part of life.  There is no question IF a move will take place in life; there is acknowledgement … Continue reading Day 11: Reflections on Moving Internationally, Part 1

Day 15: Musetta Arriva

How "Getting Back on the Bike" Really Became A Thing for Me If you come to the Veneto and manage to get out of Venezia's city center, you will most likely notice the saturation of cyclists in this region.  Guys on road bikes with all sorts of fancy gear (and spandex!) whiz by daringly close … Continue reading Day 15: Musetta Arriva