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.
Category Archives: China
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!
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!
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 […]
Do I Need a Recruiter to Teach Abroad in China?
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!
The Ultimate Guide to Hiking China’s Great Wall: How to Get Off the Beaten Path and Avoid the Crowds
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?
7 Tips to Get Started with China’s Technology: WeChat, Apps, VPNs, and More!
China, probably more than any other country in the world, has embraced mobile technology and the digital age. It’s ironic, if you think about it, considering China’s heavy-handed censorship. Yet there’s no doubt that if you as an expat want to integrate into China’s modern society, you need to get on board China’s ever-evolving technology.
Zhang Mama – The Best Hole in the Wall Restaurant in Beijing
Zhang Mama is dirty, crowded, the staff are kind of rude (with a few exceptions) and the menu is only in Chinese characters. But WOW is the food here good. There’s a reason why you’ll need to wait an hour for a table most evenings.
How to Get a Chinese Visa in Hong Kong
Feature photo by Kris Krug. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info! This post is continuously updated. If any of the below information is inacurate, please leave a comment and let me know ASAP. Going to Hong Kong is one of the easiest ways to get your Chinese visa […]
Racism and Teaching Abroad in China: Will Schools Hire Me if I’m Not White?
“The school says I look ‘too Asian’ to work there. I’m not even Asian!” “I’m not a native speaker, but I have tons of experience. Why won’t they hire me in China?” “How do the Chinese view black people? Should I be worried??” There is a TON of misinformation about racism in China, and I […]