How I Learned to Get Free Travel Through Travel Hacking (With the Travel Hacking Masterclass)

Pin Me! I’ll be honest… Travel hacking was something I always felt like I should be doing, but I was completely intimidated by the entire process. Booking flights with points and miles, hotel and airline status reward programs, having multiple credit cards with different bonuses… Where do I even start??! Whenever I tried to learn about travel hacking (usually by reading a book or a blog post online), I’d usually leave confused and frustrated or bored out of my mind. But when my friend and fellow Tbilisi digital nomad Mike…

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The Freedom Life: October 2020

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Pin Me! What I Was Up to This Month This October, Chris and I took a little trip to Merisi for our one-year wedding anniversary! Shortly after, we moved to a new apartment and signed a year-long lease!! While things have been going great here in Tbilisi, we’ve also had a huge spike in COVID cases. so it looks like we’re about to go into lockdown 2.0. Where I Went Tbilisi, Georgia Batumi, Georgia Merisi, Georgia Our beautiful bed!…

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An Inside Look at My NEW Tbilisi Apartment! (I Moved!!)

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Pin Me! Surprise! Chris and I just moved into a new apartment in Tbilisi, Georgia and we signed a YEAR-LONG LEASE. Wow… I haven’t signed one of those since I lived in China! It was a big decision, but with a second Tbilisi lockdown imminently approaching (more about that in my next monthly recap…), we decided that if we’re going to live here indefinitely, we might as well have a bit more space, and take advantage of all the…

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The Relentless Pursuit of Happiness: Confessions of a Happiness Chaser

Pin Me! Over the last few years, I’ve learned something big about myself: I’m a Happiness Chaser. I want what I want, and I want it right now, almost to the point that I pine for the future because the future is a mystical and magical place where I’ll finally have everything I want so I can be happy. It’s almost like I live 10 steps ahead in my own mind. Rather than being present, I’m so focused on the goal I forget to appreciate the things I actually do…

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A Day in the Life of a Location Independent Travel Blogger

Pin Me! So… what’s it really like to be a location independent travel blogger, online course creator, and freelancer? What do I DO all day, especially now during COVID? What’s an average day look like working from home in Tbilisi? These are questions I get all the time, so I figured… why not share an average day in the life? A few years ago I wrote about a day in the life of a China expat and shared a typical day working as a college counselor in Beijing. I also…

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The Freedom Life: September – Adventures Around Asia

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Pin Me! What I Was Up to This Month This September I spent the entire month in Tbilisi, Georgia (surprise, surprise!). I’ve been working on my goal of writing a blog post every week, and having some fun while I’m at it! This month wasn’t all fun though, I had to send in my computer for repairs (ahhh!!) AND the new headphones I ordered from the US don’t work with my computer. So… that’s great. Read along to…

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What the Heck is the Enneagram and Why Am I So Obsessed With It?

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Pin Me! I think I’ve mentioned (approximately five or six times) that I’m kind of obsessed with the Enneagram, and I’ve had a few questions about what exactly this is, and why I talk about it so much. So since I’m now writing weekly blog posts about things I’m passionate about, let me introduce you to my biggest non-travel obsession: The Enneagram! In this post, I’m going to (not so) briefly explain what exactly the Enneagram is, why I’m…

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Finding My Passion Again: Blogger Burnout in 2020

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Pin Me! So… you’ve probably noticed I haven’t been writing a lot of blog posts this year. While I used to diligently crank out monthly recaps and helpful travel and teach abroad content, along with the occasional hilarious or adventurous travel story, I just really haven’t been feeling the passion lately. And… by lately I mean for this entire year. Getting Married in 2019! 2020 Was Supposed to Be The Year I Grew My Business In late December, I…

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The Freedom Life: July + August 2020

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Pin Me! It’s been quite a while since I’ve done the Freedom Life monthly recaps, but I decided it’s finally time to get back into it! That said, I may or may not have started writing this post with the intent of it just being a July monthly recap and then… got too busy to finish it. Story of my life… So anyway, here’s what I was up to this summer living in Tbilisi, Georgia! On the way to…

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Moving to China With Kids: Teaching Abroad With the Whole Family

The following is a guest post by one of my Teach Abroad Squad members, Michelle! Michelle plans to move to China with her husband and three kids as soon as the borders open up! Michelle isn’t alone either: teaching abroad with the whole family has become more and more common. So many people have reached out to me asking if it’s possible to teach abroad in China with kids and what the process is like. So rather than write something second-hand, I figured I’d ask Michelle to share her experience…

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