Monthly archive for June 2014

5 Must-Try Summertime Korean Treats

5 Must-Try Summertime Korean Treats

Summer sunshine has finally arrived in Korea, which gives us residents an exact 2 week window before the heat and humidity begin to crush our spirits. If there’s anything that’s true about Korea, it’s that the seasons are extreme. Before I retire to my apartment for the next 2 months where I will create a dark, cool bat cave in which to hide out from the oppressive weather, I’ll give you some helpful tips on which Korean summertime icy treats will help cool you off with their tasty flavors.

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10 Things Korea Does Better (Part 2)

10 Things Korea Does Better (Part 2)

Let’s go ahead and jump right into part 2 of the 10 things Korea does better! Remember, these are my picks, so if you have different choices, write it in a comment below! I’d love to know what unique things you love and will miss about Korea when it’s your time to go!

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Your Story of Travel

Your Story of Travel

I have been captivated recently by Donald Miller’s insistence that our lives are stories waiting to be told. As we all know, some stories are better than others. Don gives four key elements of what makes a good story. A Character Who Wants Something And Overcomes Conflict To Get It Think about it. Run any of your favorite movies or books through those criteria and no matter what the outcome, those four elements are present. Yet, when it comes to our lives, we often get lost or tripped up by element two. What’s Travel Got To Do With Us? You and I are the characters in this story. We’ve got this unfolding narrative happening and somehow we get to be part of the next sentence. It’s easy to downplay our role on earth, to the point even that we think very little of our actions towards others as having any influence at all. How clever it would be for the antagonist to write us off before we had a chance to speak. This, your, our story matters. Step one is claiming that truth. That’s our role in element one: becoming the character worth rooting for. We are each of us […]

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10 Things Korea Does Better (Part 1)

10 Things Korea Does Better (Part 1)

During the time I’ve spent in Korea, it’s been easy to point out all the differences from my own culture back home. Whilst some differences I wouldn’t mind living another day without experiencing – like jumping out of the way of a crazy ajumma riding her motor scooter on the sidewalk – there are some things Korea does that I think are fantastic.

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Taiwan Teacher Interview With Andie Ayala

Taiwan Teacher Interview With Andie Ayala

Thinking about teaching in Taiwan? Find out what it’s like first hand here in our interview with Andie Ayala, one of our Reach To Teach alumni teachers here in Taipei.

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Resource List for Teaching the Past Perfect Tense

Resource List for Teaching the Past Perfect Tense

I had heard about your need for Past Perfect resources. Alas, be in need no more. I’ve compiled some of the inter-web’s best and put them at your fingertips. Go forth and teach, like a boss.

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5 Things Korea Does Differently

5 Things Korea Does Differently

After living in Korea for 10 months, I’ve gotten pretty used to all the little idiosyncrasies. There are a few though that still stand out when I think of how much they differ from my own bringing up back home. This list is a small compilation of the differences that stand out to me the most, but I’m sure the list would look different written by another expat. We all observe the world as it relates to our own personal little worlds. Here is my list of 5 Things Korea Does Differently. Enjoy!

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Travel Inspiration Series: Drew Potts

Travel Inspiration Series: Drew Potts

I love hearing people’s stories of why and where they travel, and how traveling transforms who they are. I sat down with my friend Drew, a seasoned traveler and student of wisdom, to talk about his life journey thus far.

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