Year: 2017

Collecting frequent flyer miles and losing them all can be so frustrating. I'll make sure not to lose my miles by following these top tips for making the most of frequent flyer miles.

Frequent Flyer Miles, and what NOT to do with them

  A few years ago, I was based in Ethiopia for a year, working in a position that involved a great deal of travel. On an almost weekly basis I’d be flying to and from the capital, Addis Ababa, to one of five locations in different corners of the country. On my estimation, I took approximately 59 flights with Ethiopian Airlines during that year, ...Read More
My Minimalist Kitchen, and how I managed to make it work. This post comes to you from Tehran, Iran. Read more at stayathomestraggler.com blog

My minimalist kitchen

...and how I managed to make it work. Last month, my husband and I arrived to our new (short-term) home in Iran. We had no idea what to expect, but kept an open mind and low expectations, which is always a good idea. As a bit of a foodie and with plenty of time ahead of me for cooking experiments, I was particularly looking forward ...Read More
Stuff we always travel with. Although we try our best to pack light there are some things we never travel without.

Stuff we always travel with

Merry Christmas everyone! As the year comes to a close, we are preparing for yet another move to yet another country. However, this time we’re making our way to more familiar terrain - Georgia! One of our all-time favourite corners of the world. We have fond memories of our time in Georgia and have always vowed to return one day. Needless to say, we’re ...Read More
My lemon water Experiment blog post. The benefits of drinking lemon water tried and tested. Read more at stayathomestraggler.com

My lemon water experiment

Lately, I can’t seem to stop hearing about lemon water. A few weeks ago, when my health coaching group unanimously agreed that drinking warm lemon water in the mornings was a very good thing to do, I figured it was time to give it a try. The trouble is I’ve tried this experiment several times before and always failed miserably. There were several reasons. ...Read More
12 Things I love about Life in Tehran. Tehran city view. This post describes life in Tehran and quirky things that make life in Tehran interesting.

12 things I love about life in Tehran

As I mentioned in my first post, I quite embarrassingly imagined Iran to be a lively circus of interesting people and captivating scenery. Even after weeks of research and reading everything I could get my hands on, I expected to see street performers, women draped in beautifully decorative scarves and multitudes of green spaces overseen by artists showcasing their works. I expected food, lots ...Read More
How we came to be in Iran, Blog post at stayathomestraggler.com. Describes how we arrived in Tehran and our story leading up to our time here.

How we came to be in Iran

Every time we speak to family or friends they invariably ask us one of four questions (often all four). So, where are you guys now? What are you doing there? As in, what are you doing there? How long will you be there for? and Where to next?! Four months ago, while we were still melting in the sweltering heat of Tunisia, our answer ...Read More