I’m not sure if I’m built for this thing called ‘winter.’ I’ve been snuggling under my coat and wearing millions of layers since November, and I fear I’ve suffered from a mild case of seasonal depression (nothing a glass of wine can’t fix, of course). I’ve gone as far as spending multiple weekends locked up …

Every week I tell the story behind a photograph taken by myself or Jerry Bauer featuring a portrait that meant something to us at the time. Sometimes they’re enlightening, simple, or just meant to capture the moment. To see more Portraits Around the World, click here. I’ve learned that one of my favorite things about traveling is walking …

Today’s post is written for the Reach To Teach, Teach Abroad, Blog Carnival. I’ll be participating in their monthly series focused on providing helpful tips and advice to ESL teachers from all over the world. You can catch it here on the 5th of every month. The host for February is Sharon Couzens from TEFL Tips. You …

After putting this together I can’t believe how much money it cost me in the beginning just to apply to be an English teacher in South Korea. I thought it might be helpful for others to see the total breakdown of my budget so that you can try to A) Spend less and, B) allocate the right amount of …

I may not have grown up in a small or rural town, but the sentiment stands true… I want more than what I’ve been conditioned for through higher education, years of perfecting my resume, and jobs I couldn’t wait to quit. Forgive me right here and right now, because it was due to a list …

So you think you want to be an English teacher in Korea, but you still have a lot of questions and no one to answer them? Living abroad can be extremely rewarding, but the process to get there is uncertain and full of surprises. Since I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this subject, I …

I’ve adopted a new hobby since moving to Korea. It involves a microphone, disco lights, leathers seats, and lots of soju. Plus, it often comes equipped with Alanis Morissette, The Beatles, and plenty of 90’s nostalgia; what more could you want? In Korea it’s nothing new, but I’m very happy (read, ecstatic) that we’ve found …