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Hey, I'm Tina!


An Alaskan born girl, I found my love of travel at an early age.  The many trips to Texas, New Mexico, a fun Spring Break trip to Hawaii and road trips across the west coast as a kid brought on dreams of travel to far away places.  I never really thought my dream of riding a gondola in Venice would ever come true, but it did.

We've been at this expat life for almost 16 years and have lived in 5 different countries across Europe.  You can read more about that on my A Global Life page.   Asking any of us where we're from can bring on a bit of panic!

We went from a family of 2 to a family of 5 in just 8 months through adoption and birth, as expats in Prague.  Our 3 kids are less than 14 months apart. Crazy at times?  Certainly!  You can read about our whole journey on Our Path to Parenthood page.


I can't forget about the hubby!  He shoots a good bit of the photos you see here.


Feel free to contact me if you have more questions.  I love talking to people about living as expats, Christianity, travel, infertility, adoption and anything, really!

Thanks for stopping by Girl Meets Globe!

11 Comments so far

  1. Lucky ducks to say they were born in Prague! So amazing for them, and your journey sounds fantastic! I hope it continues :-)

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  2. You have such an adventurous life! Looking to reading more about it on your blog!

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  3. What a cool family! I have enjoyed reading your posts. I'll be back :)

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  4. Looking forward to reading more - I love your spirit and showing your kids the world! - Robyn (Japan)

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  5. Wow, you have a truly fascinating story Tina! So glad I found your blog through Bonnie Rose. An Alaskan in Europe?! What a stretch? I'm from the Midwest and ended up as an expat for a few years in England. Amazing memories to last a lifetime.

    Did you ever make it to Australia? I just wrote about our trip on the blog last week, check it out.. Maybe it'll give you some ideas.

    See you around!

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    New Post: Off the Yucatan

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    1. Thank you!
      I have yet to make it to Australia. Maybe one day!
      I'll have to check out your post!

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  6. Hi Tina, what a great blog you have. As a Dutch person living and working in Hong Kong (part time at Urban Discovery), I know exactly what kind of guidance expats may need! If you ever find yourself in the neighbourhood, make sure to drop me an email so I can give you some insider knowledge about exploring Hong Kong's local areas, food and culture! (Don't mean to advertise here, really! We're a non-profit social enterprise aimed at keeping heritage alive...)

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  7. Hello Tina- just discovered your blog via Postcards from Rachel linkup and wanted to say hi. I'm looking forward to following your adventures! -Heather

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  8. hi tina its daisy reegans friend from leechpool how are you all ,hows america,i hope you guys are having fun there , we really miss u guys

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