My first week in Japanby Rachael Hornsby After months of saving for flights, researching jobs, and attempting pretty unsuccessfully to learn some basic greetings in Japanese, I was eager to get over to Japan and find out for myself what it was like. I packed up all 25kg of my life in my snazzy new … Continue reading Teaching in Japan: Part 1
#TRAVEL – Taiwan: Taipei 101
If you're thinking of visiting Taipei 101, Taiwan, check this out!
#TRAVEL – SOUTH KOREA: THE DMZ
The North Korean way of life is perceived negatively throughout most of the western world, but many of us are equally fascinated by it. North Korea is located north of South Korea (SHOCK); the two countries have been separated since the 1950's, and now a 150 mile long & 2 1/2 mile wide barrier runs … Continue reading #TRAVEL – SOUTH KOREA: THE DMZ
#TRAVEL – Indonesia: Peace in Ubud
I've never read the book Eat, Pray, Love, nor have I watched the movie. But, nonetheless, I heard Ubud, Bali was an interesting place to visit for reasons other than "It's where that really good book/ film is set".
Teaching on the Road
It's been several years since I made the transition from teaching English in classrooms around the world to teaching English online from Airbnb's around the world
Don’t teach in Thailand if…
Have you ever thought about teaching English in Thailand? There a million reasons why you should. Here are 5 why you shouldn't!
Village Life in China – Brain Scans & Bamboo Weevils
Traveling Tales: Village Life in China—Brain Scans & Bamboo Weevils I first met Ting selling fruit along a busy highway in Leshan. Streetwise with a slight build and dark eyes, she's a jack-of-all trades: a receptionist by day, fruit stall worker by night who also sells plants online, educates on winemaking and collects lamps from … Continue reading Village Life in China – Brain Scans & Bamboo Weevils
#TRAVEL Cambodia: The Killing Fields
Disclaimer: In case the title didn't tip you off, this article is going to be a real bummer. One of the most amazing things about traveling is how much you learn along the way—about people, about culture, and about the world itself. Reading about something in a book is a far cry from seeing the … Continue reading #TRAVEL Cambodia: The Killing Fields
#TRAVEL China: The Best of Beijing
As the capital of China, Beijing seems to have it all—history, art, culture, entertainment, innovation. While I've been a few times, I was always just passing through or filing paperwork somewhere. At long last, my most recent trip through the city gave me a few days to actually experience the wonders it has to offer … Continue reading #TRAVEL China: The Best of Beijing
Top 5 Struggles of Long-Term Backpacking (and how to beat them!)
5 Struggles of Long-Term Backpacking (and how to beat them!) Any backpacker will tell you that their life isn't just one never-ending vacation. Yeah, you'll have some amazing experiences, meet fascinating people, and gain a deeper understanding of foreign cultures one could never garner from books and movies. But backpacking isn't easy—it takes dedication, flexibility, … Continue reading Top 5 Struggles of Long-Term Backpacking (and how to beat them!)