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Workaway and Helpx: Would I Travel with Work Exchanges Again?

Posted By on April 24, 2013 in Travel Tips, Volunteer Abroad, What I've Learned | 98 comments

Workaway and Helpx: Would I Travel with Work Exchanges Again?

Workaway and Helpx are both websites that connect volunteers and hosts to...

Does Marriage Really Change Everything?

Posted By on April 10, 2013 in Travel Musings, What I've Learned | 47 comments

Does Marriage Really Change Everything?

“So why aren’t you married?” The question came from a young Australian married...

Travel Safety: It’s Common Sense

Posted By on March 27, 2013 in Travel Tips, What I've Learned | 4 comments

Travel Safety: It’s Common Sense

It didn’t take us long to learn that our current home in Takayama, Japan is the...

How to Feel At Home Anywhere

Posted By on March 21, 2013 in Expat Life, Travel Musings, Travel Tips, What I've Learned | 25 comments

How to Feel At Home Anywhere

I think that the fear of unfamiliarity is among the top reasons why people don’t...

How I Survived My First Year Teaching English Abroad (And How You Can Too!)

Posted By on February 21, 2013 in Expat Life, Teach English, Thailand, Travel Tips, What I've Learned | 21 comments

How I Survived My First Year Teaching English Abroad (And How You Can Too!)

It’s safe to say that I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I accepted...

The Momentum of Travel

Posted By on January 3, 2013 in Travel Musings, What I've Learned | 8 comments

The Momentum of Travel

Thanks to a Christmas bookstore giftcard and my desire to find entertainment for my...