Exploring: How To Find Your Next Adventure

The most frequent question I get is, “Amber, how do you even find these places?” My not so secret secret: Instagram. It is no secret that I love Instagram. I don’t care who knows it, I love it. I like the connection, I like the creative outlet and I like researching on it. I like finding…

Apparently I Host Events Now: Kenwood Philippines Launch

This is me before I host. Pictured on the left is what I actually feel like and pictured on the right is what I pretend to feel like.  This social media world is a funny one. Sometimes I wonder to myself, “How did you even get here?” For example, why was I on stage holding…

Cheese Please

If you are lactose intolerant I fear you should stop reading this now. You will either have a physical reaction from so much cheese or die of envy. Just kidding! There is something for everyone during Rustan’s Fête Du Fromage. Sometimes I am lucky enough to be a middle man communicator through le blog. I…

Becoming Filipino

There is a common quote among my faith, “Come what may and love it.” I haven’t always loved living in The Philippines. It has definitely been a journey, one I am so grateful to be on. I am better because of it. My hope for A Momma Abroad both on social media and in person…

San Juan La Union, Good For The Soul

Mabuhay La Union! La Union is good for the soul. There are times in my life and places we visit that shake up everything inside me. La Union was totally one of those places. We were able to meet some really cool people up there and one night they graciously gave us a ride home….

Grape Picking and a Macho Temple, Bauang La Union

You read the title correctly, you can pick grapes right here in The Phils. Just a few hours north of Manila and there you are. We have now gone to a mango farm, picked sapinit (Filipino raspberry) and lastly, harvested grapes! If you asked me just a few years ago I would have said there…

The Treehouse, Sitio De Amor Farm Resort Laguna

You can read about our whole visit to Sitio De Amor here. Pilipinas, you are a rare gem and I am quite blessed to be here. From the moment I laid eyes on The Treehouse I knew I wanted to take my family. We went earlier this month and it held true to my expectations. The boys…

Sitio De Amor Farm Resort, A Visit With Lola

Sitio De Amor caught my eye because of the Balinese inspired grounds, lovely swimming pool and a tree house! Those things were fabulous but what was actually the best were the owners, Lola Mor and Lolo Jorge. Salt of the earth folks and I wish I could adopt them as my kids’ grandparents. Sitio De…

Ugu Bigyan Potters Garden

I love the culture of The Philippines because Filipino’s are proud of what they have here. When we travel Filipinos are friendly and often tip us off to great places we would have not otherwise known about. Finding places to go and see from locals is for sure my favorite way to travel. Ugu Bigyan’s Pottery…

Road Trip Eats

Dear Reader, if you have read this blog before you know my life revolves around food… and we also love road trips. We have only flown once as a family in The Philippines and that was before we had our last son. We are a definite road trip family mostly because it is affordable and…

Magazine Feature In Real Living, I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

I don’t have any specialized talents except in teaching and a few certifications here and there. I am not musical. I am not an artist. I am not a dancer. However, I am great at enjoying music, appreciate some art, and was once a certified Zumba instructor. Not having all the proper training has never…

Mothers Who Brunch, Take Two

There are good people here. I am no expert on happiness or loving where you live but I do try really hard. For me, my roots have been able to grow deeper because I finally have local Filipino friends and it is a very different experience. I am learning a bit more about the culture…