30 Perfect Gifts for Travelers (Who Can’t Travel Right Now) in 2020

30 Perfect Gifts for Travelers (Who Can’t Travel Right Now) in 2020

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!

The Freedom Life: October 2020

The Freedom Life: October 2020

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  What I Was Up to This Month This October, Chris and I took a little trip to Merisi for our one-year wedding anniversary! Shortly after, we moved to a new apartment and signed a year-long lease!! While things have been going great here in […]

An Inside Look at My NEW Tbilisi Apartment! (I Moved!!)

An Inside Look at My NEW Tbilisi Apartment! (I Moved!!)

Surprise! Chris and I just moved into a new apartment in Tbilisi, Georgia and we signed a YEAR-LONG LEASE. It was a big decision, but we decided that if we’re going to live here indefinitely, we might as well have a bit more space, and take advantage of all the lower prices due to COVID and the borders being shut. After a few days of searching, we ended up finding the PERFECT new place, and I’m so excited to show it to all of you!

What it’s Like to Teach in China as a Black Woman

What it’s Like to Teach in China as a Black Woman

The following is a guest post by Melody Mukute, a Zimbabwean mother of three and an active member of my China Teach Abroad Community Facebook group. Melody is a certified teacher in Zimbabwe with six years of teaching experience. A few weeks ago Melody reached out to me and asked if she could share her experience teaching in China as an African non-native speaker. Of course, I was happy to share her experience!

5 Things to Look For in Your Teach Abroad Contract (So you Don’t Get Scammed)

5 Things to Look For in Your Teach Abroad Contract (So you Don’t Get Scammed)

So many people are worried about getting scammed or signing a bad contract when it comes to teaching abroad, especially teaching in China. Seriously, I sent out a survey a while back and it was the #1 fear by a mile!!
I myself signed a crappy contract my first year teaching abroad (you can read all about that saga here), so it’s really important to me to make sure that no one else makes my mistakes. I can’t go back in time and fix my contract disaster, but I can at least give you the advice you need to make sure that the teach abroad contract serves your needs and interests.

10 Reasons Why Teaching Abroad in China is Awesome!

10 Reasons Why Teaching Abroad in China is Awesome!

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!

Teach Abroad Squad: The Online Course and Community to Help You Teach Abroad in China!

Teach Abroad Squad: The Online Course and Community to Help You Teach Abroad in China!

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 […]