How to Afford Traveling

When we originally started planning on moving to China, there was one giant obstacle in our way: money. We’ve never made much money and pretty much spend what we made on our bills and living expenses. Since I work freelance, I don’t have vacation days so even if we go Read more…

Buying Travel Insurance

Today I took one baby step closer to moving to China. I bought travel insurance! Now some people might think that was silly, especially as the school we will be teaching at will provide us with health insurance while were in China, but I feel relieved. I’m not so worried Read more…

Clearing the Clutter

“I’m looking forward to living in a small space and not having so much stuff to worry about.” My husband Ryan said this to me the other night at dinner and I agreed. Saying goodbye to our stuff won’t be sad. It will be a relief. It’s not like we Read more…

Why China?

Last week, at lunch, a friend of mine asked a questioned in a way that no one else had, despite months of planning, saving, and talking about it.

“Why China?”

Tea Swap

Some of you might know that I am a tea reviewer over the Tea Review Blog. It doesn’t pay, but it really fun and a get a ton of free tea samples in the mail to review. (At last count I had 125 different kinds of tea in my house!) Read more…

Where we are now

Got a call from the post office yesterday and was told I had an express package. I was happy to see, as the clerk handed over the thin envelope to me, all sorts of Chinese characters on the front. It was our contract for teaching English, sent from our future Read more…