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(Alicia’s) 10 Years of International Life

May 2017 was a big milestone that passed by without mention, probably because of the busy-ness of international school life: 10 years since I graduated from Hope College!  I went from living in MI for 21 years to spreading my … Continue reading

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Coming Back (to our Blog)

PashbyMaul Adventures update on world travels, life, current and future adventures. Continue reading

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How My 2016 New Years Resolution Had a “Trickle-Down Effect”

For the entire 2016 calendar year, I committed myself to the next step in becoming more of a minimalist. In order to accomplish this, I made a New Year’s Resolution to not buy any clothes for an entire year. I … Continue reading

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Today has confirmed that family runs deeper than blood and it has been my utmost honor to become Godmother to sweet baby Oleksa, who happens to be the son of one of my best friends, Oksana, and her husband Andriy. … Continue reading

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1 Year 

Roughly 1 year ago today, the PashbyMauls were packing up all of our household items in Vicenza, Italy, shipping them to various parts of the world, and graciously letting go of as many things as we could. This past year … Continue reading

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Shocker #1

This will be the first in a series of posts that illustrates PashbyMaul’s musings about reverse culture shock as we reintegrate into American life for the next 6 weeks.  Keep in mind that we’re comparing our experience of life in the … Continue reading

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Day 1: Celebrating the Italian Spirit

This is it folks. Our last day in Italy for the foreseeable future. I’m writing from the Alitalia lounge at Venice Marco Polo Airport, thanks to Drew’s gold status. Fond memories lighten my spirits and I realize that I never … Continue reading

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