Yearly archive for 2014

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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I Chose The Road Most Traveled

I Chose The Road Most Traveled

I’m not the first, and I know I won’t be the last foreigner who will leave home for a few years to occupy a small space in Korea as an English teacher. This method of travel has been around for sometime now, and I’m sure it’ll last for years to come. When I decided to make the move to Korea I never fooled myself into thinking that anyone’s lives – student or otherwise – would be forever changed after I moved on.

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4 Misconceptions About Teaching In Korea

4 Misconceptions About Teaching In Korea

Wanting to make sure that I was fully prepared to immerse myself in a brand new culture, I scoured countless blogs, websites and forums looking for information pertaining to the big move. The number of articles I stumbled upon was overwhelming to say the least. Thousands of blogs and pages popped up, and all of them had at least one article carrying the self-proclaimed title “Everything You Need To Know About Moving To South Korea!”

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