Posts filed under ‘Travel’

A Year Later – September 26

Who knew a fundraiser with a couple decades of experience would be recruited to live in and work in Australia? I have always been a “leap and the net will appear” sort of person. While some thought I was crazy to contemplate let alone actually do it, this was not my first overseas rodeo.

Continue Reading September 26, 2019 at 8:45 am


As a reformed road warrior and now Australia based traveler, what I know for sure is…home is wherever you happen to be. Having recently returned from my first trip back to the US since leaving in January 2016 – home is wherever your heart and people are.

Continue Reading May 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm Leave a comment

Hello USA

You know they say you can never go home again? Well that is true and false depending on how to define “home”.

Continue Reading May 17, 2017 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Wave of Immigration

You may know I am less than a year into my expat life of an American citizen living and working in Australia. If we know there has been a wave of refugee movement like we’ve never seen before – I believe, after this US election, there will be a second big wave of people moving from country to country – legally and illegally.

Continue Reading November 24, 2016 at 9:17 am Leave a comment

Moving Away from “Home”

I truly believe “home” is wherever you are. I traveled a lot for work and pleasure in my career – every hotel room was “home” at the end of the day.

Continue Reading March 11, 2016 at 8:30 am 2 comments

I Moved to Melbourne….Australia!

I moved to Melbourne Australia! So excited for a new city, climate and job!

Continue Reading January 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm 4 comments

Virtual Reality Cultivation and Fundraising

Ok so you gamers are way ahead of me – but this is an amazing opportunity to see shoes delivered, staff and children interacting and the place in which Toms (and your purchase) is making a difference. It is a great way of showing off our nonprofit missions! You and your donors will be there. And you better believe organizations are already using it…..Charity Water leading the way (again).

Continue Reading December 1, 2015 at 10:02 am Leave a comment

Melbourne 2015

I have had a long distance love affair with Australia since my Junior Year Abroad. I am fortunate to have visited many times. I just returned from a great trip to Melbourne and the city did not disappoint.

Continue Reading November 30, 2015 at 10:05 am 1 comment

Dear Seattle

Dear Seattle,
Once again, you gave me a wonderful visit! The rain stopped, skies cleared and lo and behold there were the Olympic Mountains (yes! I saw them). Elliott Bay was gorgeous as blue as the sky.

Continue Reading March 10, 2015 at 11:10 am 2 comments

Visiting Chicago for the AFP International Fundraising Conference?

Touristy stuff and great eats in Chicago! Come for the conference enjoy the city!

Continue Reading March 18, 2011 at 9:36 am 1 comment

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