51Talk vs VIPKID: An English Teacher Tells All

I sat down with an online English teacher who’s spent the last year working for 51Talk and VIPKID. This is her no-holds-back honest look at what it’s like to work for both companies.

Is someone else living your life?

Is someone else living YOUR life? This is a video I made for folks who wish they could travel the world too, but the message applies to whatever your hopes, dreams, and aspirations are and whoever your heroes are.

What’s the best bra for traveling?

When it comes to choosing the best travel bra, everyone’s got an opinion. I looked to the experts, and here’s what they had to say on choosing the best bra for traveling.

Best Cell Phone Video Stabilizers for Shake-Free Travel Videos

Gimbal stabilizers use brushless motors to keep your smartphone steady. I’m looking for the best 3-axis gimbal stabilizer for my travel videos. This is a compilation of my research, the stabilizer I chose, and a list of best selling cell phone gimbals.

Post Publishing Checklist for Travel Bloggers

After I publish a new blog post or video on Travel is Life, I go through a post production checklist to rank the post on search engines, distribute it across my various social platforms, and schedule it for syndication.

The Big Rock Near Medellín Colombia

Join me, Alice Ko​, and Dana Lu as we climb the 675+ stairs of El Peñol in Guatapé, Antioquia. This was the last day trip I took from Medellín before leaving Colombia and worth every stair.

20 Legit Websites to Teach English Online

I’ve compiled a big list of companies that will hire you to teach English online from anywhere in the world. Check out these great alternatives to VIP Kid and 51 Talk.

Where do all the flowers come from?

Join me at El Cultivo Casa Loma in Santa Elena, Colombia where I discover just where exactly all those FLOWERS come from on Valentine’s Day?

100k Jump Rope Challenge

I’m challenging YOU to the 100k Jump Rope Challenge. This insanely healthy and physically beneficial activity is one that you can do from anywhere in the world – so don’t hesitate to start today!

Cerro Quitasol: One of the Highest Hiking Viewpoints in Medellín

Join me on a historic hike to the top of Cerro Quitasol, one of the highest viewpoints in Medellín Colombia, located north of the city. This hike reaches a peak of about 9200 feet (2800 meters) with an elevation gain of about 4100 feet (1200 meters) from the trailhead to the peak.

The Most Beautiful Stone House in the World

Join me at Casa Santiago y Gloria – a beautiful home in Envigado Colombia that was built stone by stone over the course of 32 years by a visionary man for the woman he loves most. This is a story about hard work, persistence, and true love.

The History of Tango in Colombia

Join me as I get local in Medellín at the Casa Gardeliana and Salón Málaga to explore the rich history of tango in Colombia and how it’s forever linked to Medellín through the story of Carlos Gardel.

Advanced SEO For Travel Blogs

Learn how to rank your travel blog on the first page on Google and other search engines with these advanced search engine optimization strategies. This SEO tutorial will teach you how to reach more visitors and drive more traffic with the same blog post.

11 Colombian New Years Traditions

Colombians have some awesome traditions for New Years! They call them – agüeros – which translates in English to – omens – and these agüeros are intended to bring Colombians and their families good things in the coming year. Here are 11 Colombian New Years traditions, including my favorite which I’ll save for last.

50 Best Riddles For Travelers

I love riddles, although I’m horrible at figuring them out. Here are my favorites to entertain your traveling friends with on your next 16 hour bus ride.

Gift Ideas For Coffee Lovers Who Travel

If you’re in the market to buy a gift for a traveler who loves drinking coffee, check out our up-to-date list of gift ideas for traveling coffee enthusiasts.

World Leader Quiz

You should recognize the names of these national leaders from the news, but can you match each world leader to his or her country? Let’s find out!

National Beer Quiz

This quiz will put your brewskie skills to the test. See if you can match each national beer with its respective country.

Continents Quiz

There are seven continents in the world. Do you know which countries belong on each? Take this short quiz to find out your world traveler skill level.