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!

The Freedom Life: September 2020

The Freedom Life: September 2020

This September I spent the entire month in Tbilisi, Georgia (surprise, surprise!). I’ve been working on my goal of writing a blog post every week, and having some fun while I’m at it! This month wasn’t all fun though, I had to send in my computer for repairs (ahhh!!) AND the new headphones I ordered from the US don’t work with my computer. So… that’s great. 

Moving to China With Kids: Teaching Abroad With the Whole Family

Moving to China With Kids: Teaching Abroad With the Whole Family

I used to think that traveling the world was only for young, single people. Like the kind of people fresh out of college with very few responsibilities. Wrong! Families can travel the world and have big adventures too! It will take a little extra planning and preparation, but the payoff will be amazing. Our family is just five people who want to see the world and spend more time with each other.

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!