#DatingTanai Ep. 1: Am I Worthy Enough?

It’s been only a few occasions where I have allowed you guys a peek into the portion of my life I call #DatingTanai. Since my divorce, I’ve dated some great men who ALL, for one reason or another, had commitment issues. *Major side eye* Sidenote: This doesn’t include my Emirati friend in Abu Dhabi, Abdulla, [...]

4 Deep Family Challenge 2018: Handing Over the Food Budget to the Cool Kids

My ultimate goal as a parent is to raise productive global citizen who will thrive throughout life. In order to achieve this goal, I must ensure that they enter adulthood as self-sufficient as possible. At ten, eleven and thirteen years old, each child is responsible for washing and folding their own clothes, and ironing their [...]

1 Wandering Mom & 3 Cool Kids: 2-Week Cross-Country Excursion via Amtrak for $287 per person

Sometime last December, Derek Low's article "Across the USA by Train for Just $213" came across my Facebook timeline. It had only been approximately 2 months since the crew and I had returned to America. Upon our return, I'd made a pledge that 1) I wanted to focus more on domestic travel 2) I would love to travel [...]

How one mother’s Facebook live rant unexpectedly turned into a Hurricane Harvey global relief efforts

Almost two months ago, I gained a greater understanding of why my children and I needed to return to America. I received clarity on why I needed to be positioned here at this time. On Thursday, August 24, 2017, I penned this sincere note to Hurricane Harvey expressing my frustration with his pending arrival to [...]

Dating America: A Single Mother’s Journey of Repatriation

Dear America, We have partaken in this strained and arranged love-hate relationship for over 30+ years. Without an option, I was committed to you at birth. I had no say! Four years ago, I stepped out on the relationship we had built. I desired something more than what you had offered me. I was tired [...]

Keep Pushing: 5 Strategies to Finding Happiness, Peace and Your Version of Success

Let’s be realistic, sometimes life can suck on a major level. For many, there are days where it feels like no matter what you do or how many different approaches you take nothing ever lines up in your favor. I get it! I was once in a cloudy space where peace, genuine happiness and true [...]

Journey of Single Parenthood: Why I Moved Back To America

Yep you read that title right. After over three years abroad, 4 Deep Around the World has relocated from The Middle East back to the United States. Go ahead, gasp and clutch your pearls if you must. I get it if you are shouting, “WHY???????” Let’s face it, it wasn’t that long ago that I [...]

From USA to New Zealand for $200 per person Round Trip : We Did It

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 [...]

This Is Your World, Roam Free: An Open Letter to my Junior Nomads

Dear Offspring, I attempt to allow you three to freely roam, as long as your clothes are clean and match, teeth are brushed and hair is combed. Oh yeah, and don't forget to put on lotion. Other than that YOLO (You Only Live Once). Stay up until 3 am on the weekends if you want. [...]