Monthly Archives: September 2015

Is “trailing spouse” the right phrase?

Are you offended by the term “trailing spouse?” It seems like a simple question, but as diplomatic and corporate expat spouses around the world continue to debate its use, Unaccompanied Baggage is interested in our readers’ thoughts. Is it the … Continue reading

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Having a Baby in the Foreign Service

Oh, the hoops you must jump! The Baby and the Bureaucracy from Cupcake Diplomacy.

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Hitting the Wall at a Hardship Post

Fun with Tropical Diseases in India from Elise and Paul.

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Foreign Service Fashion

Is the Foreign Service uniform for women truly a black pantsuit and rhinestone flag pin? Is there any room for creativity and comfort without being judged “too casual” for work? Is It Better Than a Brownie has some hilarious thoughts … Continue reading

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Returning From R&R

The only thing better than leaving post is coming back to post. And We’re Back from Sherwood Family Nonsense.

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Boring to Boho Drexel Dining Chairs

Covering up that fabulous gold polyester with something a bit more interesting. Drexel Chairs: Boring to Boho! from Well That Was Different.

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An Ode to Summer in Budapest

Fresh fruit everywhere and only hot if you have never lived in Islamabad. An Ode to to Summer in Budapest from Culture Shock.

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