My name is Grace Dawson and I am an ESL teacher with a serious case of the travel bug virus.

Since becoming an expat I’ve lived in and visited the continents of Asia, Australia, and North America. I’ve always known that travel was going to be more than a 2 week vacation a year for me. It is a lifestyle.

I grew up as a military kid which meant moving around a lot. I struggled for years with the fact that I literally had no answer to the “So, where are you from?” question. I now relish how unique it is to truly say that I don’t have a hometown but I am always in search of one. I’ve finally decided to really bite the bullet and pursue that dream to live abroad full time and have a job that travels. Yes, it will be slow going sometimes but I want to do more than a whirlwind 6 month trip around the globe. I want to live and breath the countries I move to. I want to see if any of them are worth becoming a “hometown.” Who knows where I’ll end up in this crazy career path that I’ve chosen!

I have as much of a passion for sharing my travels as I do experiencing them and would love for you to share in my adventures. This blog follows me as I traverse the globe and share travel tips, ESL teaching advice, expat experiences, and so much more!

I will be taking on my biggest adventure yet in 2018 when I attempt to walk from Mexico to Canada on the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail!

Loves: Theatre, Photography, Hiking, Tolkien, Taco Bell, Harry Potter & Supernatural

Hates: Spiders, Peanut butter, Motion sickness, Michael Bay movies

Things I’ve done

  • Lived in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, California, Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas
  • Conquered my fear and became a scuba diver
  • Summited Mt. Fuji
  • Met Martin Freeman, sang with Rob Beckley and talked to Josh Gates
  • Directed an award winning musical
  • Been chased by wild monkeys
  • Performed in front of over 5,000 people & on live television
  • Skydived and Bungy Jumped
  • Visited Area 51 and North Korea
  • Road-tripped across the USA
  • Worked at Disneyland and Universal Studios
  • Received a wand from Mr. Ollivander

Things I want to do

  • Swim with whales
  • Summit Mt. Everest
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Visit Chernobyl
  • Do the Mt. Huashan Trek
  • Thru-hike the PCT
  • Meet Peter Jackson & Viggo Mortensen
  • Go ghost hunting
  • Go dog sledding
  • See a tornado
  • Visit all 7 continents
  • Go to every Disney park

 Examples of past vlogs

Two Years of Travel

Bungy Jumping

Angkor Wat


1 Comment

  • Lovely Sami Anne
    January 25, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Hey Grace,

    I just nominated you for the Liebster award because I thoroughly enjoy your blog. You can find the link below. Have a lovely day!


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