Dealing with Problems or Poor Service

I recently received a suggestion from a host mom whose au pair had encountered numerous problems at the MVA.  The mom suggested that I share some tips with au pairs on how to deal with problems like these. Places like the MVA and Social Security office can be challenging for Americans, so I can understand how difficult Read More

Drive-In Movie Theater

Have you ever been to a drive-in movie? Drive-in movies are outdoor theaters where the movie is projected on a large screen and you watch from your car. There were once over 4,000 drive-in theaters in the U.S., now only a few hundred remain. One of those still operating is right here in Maryland, in Read More

Privacy, Personal Information & The Internet

Just a reminder about how important it is to respect your host family’s privacy and not share personal details and information.  This applies to all kinds of situations, including: personal conversations, email and social websites. For your own safety, it is a good idea to be careful what personal information you share about yourself as Read More