Adam Grant is an economics student from London, England. Giving up a life of numbers, he now spends his days jotting down his travels in Europe, South America, and Asia. Intrigued by different cultures, foreign food and crazy habits, Adam is winding, eating and writing his way through as many as he can find.
Kelly is an English teacher who has left her beloved Yorkshire in pursuit of cake. If you can find a better reason to travel around Europe than eating, she will be intrigued to hear about it. Currently based in pretty Valencia, Spain, her students learned quickly that the best way to keep her happy is to provide her with caffeine at regular intervals.
Victoria B-C is a self-confessed grammar geek, and uses this site for therapy. She is based in London, where she witnesses crimes against grammar on a daily basis. Words are her thing as Victoria is currently a journalist, PR advisor, and Social Media guru - these are her true stories.
Born in the USA and raised in Mexico, Katie has been navigating two starkly different cultures her entire life. Since obtaining a degree as a Professional Dancer and a B.A. in Asian Cultures and Languages, Katie has been traveling extensively throughout Asia teaching English, writing, and dancing along the way. Check out her personal travel blog here: http://strayrhetorist.com/
An explorer at heart, Heather has been working abroad as a teacher for the last 4 years in Jakarta, Donetsk, Budapest, London and currently Seoul, South Korea. She studied German and English, and loves writing, watching films, learning new languages and cooking.
Born in the sunny suburbs of the San Francisco Bay, Katie Florian is a freelance writer whose obsession with culture is rivaled only by her love of languages and their intricate subtleties. With an English degree from a university near Washington, D.C., she now lives in the majestic city of Cape Town, South Africa, where she works for a nonprofit organization and terrifies her mother with her lust for extreme sports.
Mishka Grobler is a Film, Media and English graduate of the University of Cape Town, born and raised in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She is currently recovering from being an English teacher in the neon-hued city of Seoul, Korea, by writing her way through the South American continent. Passionate about all things foreign, from film to food to quirky cultural habits, her real love is language and all its nooks and crannies.
Chris has been living in London for most of his adult life, but has travelled the globe extensively and has visited every continent but Antarctica. He is currently attempting to learn Russian, very, very slowly.
Having studied both law and worked in the field of social housing, Sarah is passionate about human rights issues and is currently a teacher, reader, writer, and lover of fluffy cats in her second home: Thailand.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, before moving to Cape Town at age 5, Tamara studied art and literature at Stellenbosch University. Completing her Honours in English Literature, she continued on to the University of St Andrews in Scotland for her Master’s. Currently writing for the travel industry in Cape Town, she plans on moving to the USA with her fiancé in the near future.
After 30 years of living on the doorstep of the UK's Peak District, Kev, his wife and their 3 cats moved to France in 2009 and have thrown themselves wholeheartedly into learning the language and customs. Along the way, he builds websites and writes.
Nicole Eberhard has a Masters degree in English Literature which has left her with a book-buying problem. She has since abandoned the world of academia, moved to South America, and is pursuing her great love: travel writing.
Remi Yamazaki is a trilingual journalist and performer, currently learning her fourth language. She grew up in Japan, came to the US for college and has spent summers in Paris and Kampala, though she usually sounds like she's from somewhere in the former and/or current Commonwealth.
Beckie is a self-proclaimed lover of words. As an award-winning fiction author who has been freelance writing for several years, she enjoys the outdoors and fishes competitively every summer. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to learn anything new.
Dusty is a full-time freelance writer and worldwide traveler who prefers not to sit still for very long. She's on a lifelong mission to perfect her Spanish and blend in with the locals as she travels through Latin America and beyond.
Jadon is a freelance writer with an interest in language and music. Currently a student based in Bloemfontein, South Africa, his interest in travel drives a deeper passion to learn about new cultures and, ultimately, share weird and wonderful stories from these amazing places.
Brian Thomas Armstrong is a literary traveler of life, love, and the pursuit of blissfully beautiful and exotic surroundings. He is 53 years young, and is currently retired after being a Commercial Construction Contractor for 20+ years. After a devastating heart attack in 2010 in which he had to be brought back to life three times, Brian decided to devote the remainder of his years to his passion for writing.
Matthew has traveled to various exotic locations such Mozambique, Mauritius and Haiti, and he has worked in some of the safer areas of Afghanistan, where he learned that language isn't always the most obvious barrier to communication
Lauren Harrison is a full time writer and part time free spirit living in the UK. While her love of travel and language has seen her board some of the longest flights known to mankind, she is at her most content soaking up the history, the sights and of course the sounds of Europe.
Britt Baker is a dedicated freelance writer from the United States, who enjoys writing about various travel topics as much as she likes exploring. She has written content for worldwide brands, from Reebok, to global organizations, including UNICEF, to small businesses all over the world.
Gaetan was born in Martinique, a tiny paradisiacal island lost in the Caribbean. Having the incredible chance to speak 3 languages as a native (French, English, and Kréol) naturally motivated him to go travel the world (Australia, China, Colombia, Argentina) and expend his language skills. His dream is to speak 8 languages fluently by the year 2020. He’s got 5 in so far, the clock is ticking fast, and he knows it!
Mirka works as a freelance journalist and translator, loves books and globetrotting. If she doesn't move every three years to another part of the world, she becomes bored. The current part of the world is called Argentina and her newest discovery is called 'Mate'.
Jessica Dillow currently lives in Madrid and is a freelance copywriter and author of Be Your Finest Self. She is a vegan yogi who loves to run and read when she’s not in the middle of travelling. Right now she’s only fluent in English, but she loves the process of learning Spanish and French.
Gabrielle van Welie is a giant nerd from the Dominican Republic currently based in Madrid. She's the editor of http://thenerdleague.com and runs a writing blog over at http://literallywrite.com. If you need to spot her in a crowd, she's the one with the deadpan expression.
Christian Adams is a writer and musician based in Taipei, Taiwan, and Metro Manila, Philippines. Born in Chicago, he earned a degree in creative writing at San Francisco State University. With 20+ years of writing and performing under his belt, Christian's first book of non-fiction, The Lazy Bastard Guide to Mandarin, was published in 2012 by IPMG, New York. Excepts of the book can be read on his website: https://blacksunshinemedia.com
Neto has a degree in International Relations, and is currently doing his Master's in Regional Integration in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He's a fan of video games, time travel, interplanetary spaceflight, and learning foreign languages.
John McMahon is a writer, motorcycle tour operator, and sometimes antiques exporter who lives on the banks of the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. His writing both fiction and non-fiction has appeared online and in print all over the world.
Rosie is a freelance journalist, editor and English teacher who has lived in South America since 2009. She is currently residing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she enjoys learning the intricacies of the local slang.
Dylan Reid Miller is a comedian, writer, and insomniac living in Brooklyn, New York. You can usually find her at the nearest Starbucks feeding her caffeine addiction or at home playing video games. Follow her on Twitter @missdylanreid for funny jokes and political outrage, and often both at the same time.
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Veronica lives in Manhattan where she appreciates the cultural diversity. She first fell in love with the power of language when she majored in English at Princeton University. A speaker of French and English, Veronica has travelled the world and studied abroad in the Netherlands. She believes life is a continuing education and enjoys probing how language influences thought, and how learning language expands your mind and breaks down cultural barriers.
Raised in New York but based in Argentina, Nicole has a BA in journalism and a true passion for writing, investigating and interviewing interesting people. She feels blessed to have been raised speaking English and Spanish, which has given her a rich perspective on both Argentine and American culture. She currently writes for Listen & Learn travel and language blogs.