Our Around the World Adventure!
We quit our jobs, sold our belongings, and moved out of our townhouse in Atlanta to embark on this journey! Fed up with only having a few weeks of vacation a year and a whole world that we wanted to see, we decided to do it now while in our early 30’s instead of waiting until retirement.
This section of our site is devoted to our Around the World adventure so that you can follow along, and perhaps be inspired to follow your dreams too!
Stories from Our Nomadic Life
One of the things we love about living in China is learning about the many festivals. Events such as the Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival have a whole new meaning for us. Not only is it the folklore and stories behind the festivals, or the colors and...read more
It's hard to believe that we have been in China now for over 8 months -- and we have been out of the USA for one full year! The summer has been a hot one here in Guangzhou, and quite rainy. But now it is kicking into Fall -- which is just beautiful here in...read more
I never would have imagined that I'd be here celebrating my Birthday in China...but here I am. As we get older, birthdays are less about cake or gifts and more about reflecting on the awesomeness that is life. Reflecting on our past experiences with pride (and...read more
The month of July here in Guangzhou was a little off for us. I (Liz) was recovering from my broken foot, so the month wasn't all that exciting. For the first two weeks of the month I stayed at home because I couldn't walk, and Josh was running errands to take care...read more
Another bus, another destination on this life-altering journey. I have grown to love a good long bus trip though. I sit writing this on my way to Hong Kong to meet Liz. She had to do some visa stuff in Hong Kong for a week, so I'm heading down to visit; a rare and...read more
The month of June was HOT here in Guangzhou. We are getting used to the heat when we go outside, and cranking up that a/c when we are inside. We worked a lot during this month, trying to get some new things up and running on the website, so again...another month...read more
Here I am in China, propped up on the hideous (yet surprisingly comfortable) green velour sofa in our apartment, overlooking our balcony and surrounding high-rise apartments. The sofa cushions and pillows have been rearranged so that I can sit sideways, and elevate...read more
Yet again, I can't believe it's time to do another monthly recap! Seriously, where did May go??? We were lucky enough to have my parents and aunt come to visit us for a week during the middle of May. During their visit, we were super excited to finally go on a...read more
Living in Guangzhou, the third largest city in China, we have a very Chinese-modern lifestyle. While China is a deeply traditional country, Guangzhou is known to be one of the more progressive cities. It is a huge city, with a long history. It is also an affluent...read more
Wow, another month flew by! We have both spent most of the month working our tails off at our teaching jobs here in Guangzhou. But we've had some fun too! We ventured into the city center for a night to watch a professional soccer (football) match -- and the home...read more