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Bucket list achievement | My first skydive

17 August 2014

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Bucket list achievement | My first skydive

Five years ago I celebrated one of my biggest bucket list achievements. How I never managed to write about it in the 4+ years I’ve had this blog, I don’t know. But we’re approaching the end of summer, and as I’ve spent the afternoon reminiscing about my first skydiving experience, I thought I’d share some […]

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3 goals for 2013

10 February 2013

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3 goals for 2013

It’s nearly mid-February, and I’m just now sharing my goals for 2013 with you. Part of the reason for the delay? I’ve been busy working on and enjoying goal #1! The other reason? In typical Heather fashion, I wanted to think about them for a while — and then think some more — before making […]

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4 goals for 2012 — how did I do?

8 January 2013

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4 goals for 2012 — how did I do?

One year ago I selected four things I wanted to work on during 2012. I didn’t call them resolutions but simply my “hopes for the rest of the year”. As 2013 gets underway, I want to assess how much progress I made with these “hopes for the year” and decide what projects I want to […]

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Heather’s 2012 year-in-review

31 December 2012

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Heather’s 2012 year-in-review

It’s amazing how much your life can change in one year. Twelve months ago I reflected upon and wrote about 2011 — one of the most significant years of my life. I wrapped up my Australia adventure by road tripping around the country for 2.5 months. I then returned to the USA and found work […]

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What I wanted to be when I grew up (and other stories)

18 December 2012

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Most of the friendships I have developed that are online-only are with other travel bloggers. Recently, I’ve met quite a few awesome folks who are half of a transnational couple — someone like me who is dating/engaged to/married to someone from another country OR someone from another country who’s in a relationship with an American. […]

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Getting married in 3 weeks…really

7 October 2012

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Getting married in 3 weeks…really

There’s been relatively little that’s “typical” about me and Gav’s relationship. We met through mutual friends…in London (his home) while I was visiting. In a matter of a few short months we knew we wanted to get married. We’ve spent less than two full months together in person but we talk on the phone, via […]

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Planning my first visit to Hawaii — where should I go?

24 September 2012

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Planning my first visit to Hawaii — where should I go?

Although Gav isn’t in the US yet, we’re already discussing our May 2013 honeymoon. For a variety of reasons, we’ve decided to plan a trip to Hawaii! AND we need your help. Neither of us have been to Hawaii before, so we want to enjoy the islands as much as possible without traveling too quickly. […]

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K1 Fiance Visa: Do you need an immigration lawyer or attorney?

13 September 2012

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When Gav and I decided to get married, we knew we would have to wade through a sea of paperwork and documentation in order to be together. Since we chose to start our lives together in the US, our path led us to the K1 Fiance Visa. The fiance visa requires a reasonable amount of […]

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Fiance visa to the USA from the UK: The FAQs

26 August 2012

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Fiance visa to the USA from the UK: The FAQs

Last summer I met the man I’m going to marry. I was visiting friends in London and I met Gavin, the “new guy” in the group. We hit it off, and within a few months, we were discussing a future together. Since I’m American and Gav is English, we started researching visa options as soon […]

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Bachelorette Party and Hen Night

12 August 2012

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Bachelorette Party and Hen Night

Last Saturday my wonderful maid of honor and several gal pals treated me to a great bachelorette party in central Virginia. Gav and I hoped he would be here by the end of August or early September, so we planned my bachelorette party and his stag do for early August. Turns out he won’t be […]

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