20 Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit Japan

20 Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit Japan

In May, I spent eight days in Japan with my little sister. And truly, it was one of the best trips, if not the best trip, of my life. Japan is a magical place and I fell completely in love with it. I’ve never met nicer people, seen more adorable objects/foods,...
What Living as an Expat in Kyrgyzstan is Really Like

What Living as an Expat in Kyrgyzstan is Really Like

Today, our American Expats series takes us to Kyrgyzstan where we meet Brittany, an English teacher living in Kyrgyzstan with her husband and daughter. We talked about living in Central Asia’s only democracy, raising a baby abroad, and the one way Kyrgyzstan is...
20 Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit Tbilisi, Georgia

20 Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit Tbilisi, Georgia

Browsing through my photos of Tbilisi, Georgia, was a slightly surreal experience. Was I really in Tbilisi last summer? Did I actually spend four days in the Republic of Georgia, a tiny country located on the other side of the world? I wasn’t in Tbilisi long,...
7 Foods You Have to Try in Azerbaijan

7 Foods You Have to Try in Azerbaijan

One thing that surprised me about my trip to Azerbaijan? The food. It turns out Azerbaijani food is amazing. It’s healthy, varied, and fresh, with lots of sour notes and pickled components. Overall, Azerbaijani cuisine is most similar to Turkish food....
11 Super Unique Things to Do in Baku, Azerbaijan

11 Super Unique Things to Do in Baku, Azerbaijan

There is no shortage of interesting things to do in Baku, Azerbaijan – by any measure, it’s a fascinating place. Some people like to say that Baku is “the new Dubai”. I’m here to tell you it’s not. Thankfully, Baku couldn’t be...
20 Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit Azerbaijan

20 Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit Azerbaijan

Have you ever gone somewhere you knew nothing about? That’s what Azerbaijan was for me — the unknown. My friend Matt and I decided to travel there in a ‘Why not?’, spin-the-globe sort of way. We wanted to go somewhere different. What we...
What Living as an Expat in Shanghai is Really Like

What Living as an Expat in Shanghai is Really Like

Hey guys! Welcome to American Expats, a new series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Next up: Samantha, a teacher who has been living in Shanghai for four years. Here, she talks about soup dumplings, personal safety, and the importance...
What Living as an Expat in Singapore is Really Like

What Living as an Expat in Singapore is Really Like

Hey guys! Welcome to American Expats, a new series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world. Our first interview is with Sarah, a Tennessee native who lives in Singapore with her husband and 15-year old daughter. Here she shares about what...
Should I Do a Yoga Retreat in Bali or India?

Should I Do a Yoga Retreat in Bali or India?

I receive several emails a week about doing yoga retreats abroad. The most common question is, “Should I do a yoga retreat in Bali or India?” For background, in 2013 I did a three-week DIY budget yoga retreat in Ubud, Bali, and in 2014 I completed...