Is Australia Really Trying to Kill Me?

I read every article on local geography I could get my hands on before my first visit. Being in close proximity to a number of Aussies brought me a wealth of additional information. The only difficulty was sorting fact from fiction. One couple provided in-depth information on the pros and cons of the inner and … Read more

Road Rules

Recently I stumbled across an article originally printed in The Siberian Times. With a headline like, “Drive from Europe to the U.S.” who wouldn’t’ be intrigued? Earlier this year, the president of Russian Railways proposed an enormous undertaking; a road that would link Alaska with Russia across the Bering Sea. Wouldn’t that be fantastic? I … Read more

On Brisbane

“Where?” “Is that near Sydney?” “What is there to do there?” These were the questions I heard when my husband and I chose Brisbane as our new Australian home base over Melbourne, a larger and more developed city than Queensland’s capital. We had never been to Brisvegas, as many like to call it, but we … Read more

A Double Life

As this is my first column for Expat Focus, I wanted to say “Hey!” to all my fellow expatriates around the globe. You might have read the review from my recent memoir The Devil Wears Clogs posted here. If you have, you are already aware that I don’t sugarcoat the truth of life overseas. In … Read more