For 4 Deep Around The World vacations are more than visiting amusement parks and buying souvenirs. It’s about understanding the culture and the world around us. Hang with us as a $200 international flight deal takes us from the city … Continue reading 4 Deep takes on Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
I know, I know it’s been a while, but we are back. Follow us on our international journey from Houston, Texas to Auckland, New Zealand. Let me warn you that momma bear was not in such a happy mood during the first part of our adventures. Hey it happens sometimes because parenthood + travels doesn’t always equal sunshine and rainbows. Continue reading “From USA to New Zealand for $200 per person Round Trip : We Did It”
Being a mother of young boys can often present itself with challenges. You constantly see and hear reminders from society expressing how in their opinion a mother can’t raise her son to be a man. It becomes detrimental to find your kings positive role models to aid in the molding of their character. Most think moving abroad would make this even more of a challenge. Thanks to brothers like Jahmeer Reynolds and his mentors at I-Promise, young expats and their mothers have men to turn.
If you follow the journey of 4 Deep Around the World, you know I’m a huge advocate of international travel. I constantly promote taking advantage of every opportunity to see the world. World travel is the new “it” thing that’s taking the world by storm. This is evident by a simple peruse of the multitude of travel related Facebook groups and travel deal websites that have developed in recent years.
The Priceless Pact
Author: Ericka English
Illustrator: Chelsea Manak
Rockwall, TX USA
Summary: The Priceless Pact is the story of a young girl who is tormented by bullies. While Michelle doesn’t own the most fashionable clothes or quite understand how to tame her curly hair, her outlook changes when a new student, Elyse, enters her class. Elyse with her unique style and unmistakeable self confidence offers a nonviolent approach to handling bullies. By making a pact with Elyse, to think more highly of herself, Michelle gains confidence and a real friend.
When relocating to a new city, state or country , you are always quickly pressed to immediately shift from tourist mode to resident. You soon become so focused on life and the day to day operation that accompany it that you miss out on the little gems and adventures your new home has to offer. Continue reading “Living My Life Likes It’s Golden; 1 sip at a time”
I pray that my next entry does not reek of the undertones of desperation.
Being divorced and a single mother of three at the ripe age of thirty-two was never one of my life goals. Now that I stand two years strong in the midst of both, I must embrace it with open arms while strategically making my best attempt at conquering the dating game. Continue reading “It’s Complicated: The Dating Game as a Single Mother & Expatriate”
I couldn’t tell you the rationale behind the initial thought process. As summer approached, my calendar quickly filled with worldwide and domestic excursions and outings. This summer, I set out on my #EpicSummer Series. I commanded authority over a summer full of “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” moments. Continue reading “A Single Mom’s Summer Quest for ME Time: 5 Weekends, 4 Countries, 4 States and 1 Powerful WhatsApp Message.”
As I pack for my next adventure in Italy, I decided to take some time out to address that million-dollar question that boggles the minds of so many in the minority community. It is a subject that many of my Nomad*ness Travel Tribe and United Arab Emirates friends are very familiar with. “How can you afford to travel?” Continue reading “How We Roll: 9 Months, 7 Countries, 3 Junior Nomads and 1 Determined Mother”