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
After several months of traveling around Hawaii, Thailand, and a surprise visit to New Zealand; we found ourselves in Chiang Mai, Thailand ready to search out a job teaching English in China. There are many ways to find a job teaching English in China, luckily most...read more
The month of March was a good one for us here in Guangzhou, China and we are really beginning to feel at home. All of Josh's paperwork has become final, and so he was happy to receive his official China resident permit - so it is official that he legally lives in...read more
Another month has gone by here in Guangzhou, China! It's hard to believe that it's already been more than 2 months since we've been here in China. We were reminded of this because we had to make a "visa run" to Hong Kong since our 60 day time frame on our...read more
It’s funny to think that when we first came to China, certain things grabbed our attention or took us off guard. Like the old lady hacking a big loogey on the ground while she walked past the kid, who was peeing in the middle of the sidewalk. To most that would seem...read more
Wow - our time living in Guangzhou, China has been flying by! January came and went with a blur and somehow, I'm a couple weeks late in getting this recap together! We spent the month of January getting used to our new lives in China, and working. Josh is really...read more
Getting more settled into our new lives here in China has been great. We have made wonderful friends, and honestly, they feel more like family. I am loving my job as an English teacher in Guangzhou, loving the people I work with, and of course loving my students! My...read more
"What the?!?" Josh and I look at each other with our mouths agape and stand up from our tiny airline seats, in our tiny aisle. Not that Josh can stand up much, being a tall guy in the window seat. We watch in astonishment as, just two rows in front of us, we see...read more
The first part of December while we were still living and working in Chiang Mai, Thailand, we received some good news. Josh was offered a job as an English teacher in Guangzhou, China! It happened very fast, and we were quite excited for him to get such a great...read more
Well we are here. Sitting in our 6th floor apartment, listening to the Chinese aerobics instructor in the nearby park shouting out different exercises (we think) on the microphone and hearing music pumping in the background. Yes, we can hear this from our apartment. ...read more
We love sharing our photos during our travels around the world on our Peanuts or Pretzels Instagram account. In 2014 we began to use Instagram more and more. And we have loved the interaction from our followers and being able to share special travel moments with...read more