Wandering Moms: 9 Traveling Mommas You Need to Meet

At some point, an awful and uninformed human took it upon themselves to spread the most horrific urban legend ever. It was the tale of "You won't be able to travel once you have children." HMPH. See exhibit (A) which appears to suggest that motherhood and passport stamps can't operate in the same universe. There [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Life and Death While Traveling: Are you covered in the case of an emergency abroad?

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 [...]

Living My Life Likes It’s Golden; 1 Sip at a Time

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. Many times, [...]

A Single Mom’s Summer Quest for ME Time: 5 Weekends, 4 Countries, 4 States and 1 Powerful WhatsApp Message.

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. In a five-week timeframe, I have [...]

How We Roll: 9 Months, 7 Countries, 3 Junior Nomads and 1 Determined Mother

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 [...]