The most haunted house in Korea

In the spirit of Halloween, we decided to pay tribute to one of the most haunted locations in South Korea.  While many Korean academies can be some of the scariest places on earth, we decided to visit one of the only haunted houses that we heard of while in Korea.  When we told our Korean co-teachers that we planned on […]

Who Dumped the Lego Man?

In light of recent events in Florida, there has been some doubt cast on who dumped the giant Lego man in the ocean. We can neither confirm nor deny our part in dumping the giant Lego man off the coast of Florida. However, if we had… we wouldn’t have done it for noble reasons, we would have done it for publicity. […]

A day in the life of an ESL teacher.

… A hagwon teacher, to be exact. There are really three types of English teachers in South Korea.  You have the public school teachers who get more job security and significantly more vacation days.  Then there’s the teachers who teach private lessons and make bank but risk getting deported back to their homeland because it’s illegal.  And then you have […]

A Cat-astrophic Rant.

Aside from the fact that we were “traveling” home when the incident occurred, this post has nothing to do with travel.  This is a rant.  A long, expletive filled rant.  You were warned… so no complaints about how this wasn’t what you expected. You know when you’ve been on the road for a while, and it’s near the end of […]

Relationship advice from the Galapagos.

Relationship advice taken from the albatross: 1. Mate for life.  Everyone loves a loyal partner. 2. Spend over half the year apart.  Distance makes the heart grow fonder, right? 3. Fighting can often lead to making up (wink wink). Check out the video below to see a little albatross flirting from our time in the Galapagos islands.   Did you […]

Meeting the Jersey Shore in the Galapagos.

Bird watching in the Galapagos is much more amusing than the latest episode of the Jersey Shore.  However, if you can’t choose between the two, you don’t have to.  We happened to stumble upon Vinny, The Situation, Ronnie, and Paulie D while we were hiking around North Seymour island.  Their machismo and aggressive flirting is personified in the abundant frigate […]

Washington’s Annual Cider Press

Chris’s self-proclaimed “best holiday in the world” just began and ended last weekend.  Dubbed Pider Cress (you read that right), the annual cider press is a family event and one that we’ve missed the past two years while living abroad.  Last year Chris swore that he wouldn’t miss another and he held true to his word.  With help from over […]

Korean Kids Say the Darnest Things…

As you may or may not know, Chris and I spent two glorious years teaching English abroad in South Korea.  It might have made me age a few (see: hundred) years, but I shared a good amount of laughs and tears while we were in our little town of Pohang.  Kids rarely hold anything back, and it was no exception […]

Happy Birthday Captain!

Today is quite the day!  Not only is it Chris’s birthday, but it’s the first birthday that we’ll be celebrating at “home” in Washington state in over 3 years!  We’re going to commemorate the day by doing all the autumn things that he loves- picking out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, drinking fall-flavored coffee, going on hayrides, and winding ourselves […]