Monthly Archives: February 2014

Throwback #4: Stonehenge


Time for our next Travel Throwback and today I share with you a photograph taken about thirty miles from where I live now, almost thirty years ago.  How wonderful to see that in all the mobility and travels in the last thirty one years I can return to the same areas from my past.  For a third culture kid like myself, that is as closest to having a ‘home’ as I can find.  I look forward to going back to Stonehenge soon to see it with my husband and sons this time.  Tis a shame you cannot get as close to it as you once could but will be awesome to see such an amazing historical structure outside of our current home in Bath, England.

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TCK: Language Study

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A Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ culture. The TCK frequently builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture may be assimilated into the TCK’s life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background.
David C. Pollock

Not every Third Culture Kid’s experience is exactly like another and when it comes to language study the same is true.  I have known some TCKs who are bilingual from their time growing up between two countries.  There are TCKs who only know one language from not being immersed in a second language while others know multiple languages. Continue reading

My Top Travel Tips


My favourite thing about Travel Tuesday is having a location where like minded bloggers and readers can meet to share our passion of travel.  The best part for having that camaraderie across an online forum is you get a global view from many different perspectives. I will share with you my most favourite travel tips that I have picked up from my travels around the world.

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My Husband’s UK Visa Journey


What I love about travel is that you do not have to go far to see the world.  You can visit the local sites in your area as a traveler with a new set of eyes.  However, if you are going to be traveling to another country you will need to have your passport and possibly a visa.  The matter furthers if you are planning on staying in another country for longer than the intended vacation stay.  Every country is different and the rules are always changing.   Continue reading

Self Portrait: ‘Nominated’

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Self Portrait: ‘Nominated’ Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 – 2014 All rights reserved |

My self portrait ‘Nominate’ was taken today in response to being nominated for the MADS 2014 Blogger awards.  I was so excited to find out I have been nominated in the following categories: Blog of the Year, Photography blog, and Family Travel blog. Thank you everyone who suggested A Compass Rose for the MADS.


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Throwback #3: USAF Academy in Colorado

USAF Academy - Colorado

Welcome back to my new Travel series for Thursdays on A Compass Rose called ‘Travel Throwback’. This is where I dive into my old photo archives and share a photograph from my travels.  Fueled by the lovely snow photographs from friends I wanted to post up a wintery shot for the travel throwback.  This photograph was taken at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.   Continue reading