Travelers can be some of the hardest people to shop for. How do you buy gifts for people who prioritize experiences over “things”? A few Christmases ago, I made the mistake of saying I wanted some candles for my apartment in China, and I ended up with no less than 8 candles as gifts. Trust me, trying to make weight with a bunch of perfumed glass bricks in my bag wasn’t easy. Whoopsies!
Teaching abroad in China is an incredible experience. You have the ability to make money, explore a new culture, and challenge yourself to have the adventure of a lifetime! However, making the move to Mainland China is definitely not easy. Whether you’re on the fence about teaching abroad, or you’re trying to choose between China and another country, these are my 10 main reasons why teaching abroad in China is amazing!
I just got MARRIED!! My wedding to Chris from Aussie on the Road was this October 5th, so of course, all of September was spent preparing for the wedding. Then for most of October, we were off on our Southeast Asia honeymoon!
This month was a big one! Firstly, Chris and I filmed a reality tv show about our expat lives in Hoi An. It was super fun but also very intense! This month I also moved from Vietnam back to Australia, where I’ll be getting the last minute details ready for my wedding in Australia!
So what exactly is the Teach Abroad Squad, and why did I create this course and community for people who want to rock their first year teaching in China? Whether you’re looking for some teach abroad guidance, or you’re just really curious to learn more about this online course I’ve created, you’ve come to the […]
That’s right, yours truly did a full-on Hoi An photoshoot with a professional photographer. Thankfully despite my initial fear of being super awkward, it was actually amazing! I think we all know that I’m not an Instagram model that sets up elaborate photoshoots wherever I go. While I like to get a few photos here […]
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. After five years of living in China, and two years of This Beijing Life, things have changed. I left my job as a college counselor in China, and now I’m living a life on my terms. I’m my own boss, I travel when I want, and […]
I get it, the concept of working with a recruiter to find a job in China is a strange one. You’ve got all these weird middlemen coming out nowhere offering to help you find a job in China because…. why? Well, today I’m going to cover anything and everything you could ever want to know about using recruiters to find a job teaching abroad in China: Who they are, why they’re helping you, and if you can actually trust them!
This month I took a visa trip to Thailand and had a Bridesmaids dress tailoring catastrophe in Vietnam!
Deciding on the perfect section of the Great Wall to hike can be hard. How do you avoid the crowds? What’s the best way to get there? Which area should I hike to get the perfect photo?