If you’ve asked us, “What’s next?” anytime within the past year, you’ve probably gotten a vague and confusing answer that changed within the week (or even the day). For a long time, we had every intention of teaching in person in a traditional setting. We’ve considered teaching everywhere from China to Mexico to Spain to Morocco to Turkey to Thailand to….. you get the picture. Well, the long wait is finally over – we have a plan!!! We have jobs, our tickets are booked, we’ve paid for our housing (yes, family, you can finally tell people where we’re going – It’s not going to change, for real!). So, where to? (Can you guess from these photos?)
Germany, France, and Romania!
(And yes, romaine lettuce is probably not authentic Romanian food, but you get the idea. 😉 ) This year we are definitely in easier-to-access locations, so if any of you want to visit us check out the dates below and shoot us a message!
And who will we be working for?
Instead of opting for a traditional in-school setting, we decided to teach online. We will be teaching to kids in China through VIPKID’s platform, which is kind of like Skype with interactive, educational slideshows. This is an awesome option for us because it means we can teach from ANYWHERE with a strong WiFi connection. It’s actually really popular with stay-at-home moms in America, too, because they can earn a little extra cash at home while their kids are sleeping! We just decided to do it while travelling throughout Europe because that sounded more fun. 😉
P.S. If any of you are interested in learning more, get in touch with us an we can talk to you more about it! We do get a referral bonus if you join, but we won’t sell you on it if it’s not right for you.
More details on our travel plans:
September 18-26: First stop, Germany! The cheapest flight to Europe was from Chicago to Dusseldorf for a whopping $170, so that’s where we decided to start! Technically our first stop is our 19-hour layover in Iceland, where we’re hoping to fit in a trip to the Blue Lagoon. We’ll have a couple days in Dusseldorf, then a few more in Munich for Oktoberfest!!!
September 26 – October 2: Next up, Paris! We were looking for one more week of “fun” travel before settling into our home base, and Paris happened to be the cheapest option for Munich. No complaints here!
October 2 – November 1: Home base in Bucharest, Romania. This one might be a bit of a head-scratcher, but it mostly has to do with visa regulations. Most of Europe is part of the Schengen Zone, which we can only be in for 90 out of 180 days. Romania is just outside of it, which means that we can hop in and out of the Schengen zone without using up too many of our 90 day limit. Romania has a cheap cost of living, the fastest internet in Europe, beautiful fall leaves, and the castle that inspired Dracula (pictured above, not in Bucharest). Pretty much the perfect place to be in October!!
We haven’t decided yet. We might stay in Romania for another month, and then go on to Latvia and possibly Greece. But as everyone should know by now, our plans are extremely likely to change at any given moment! So, we’ll keep you posted!
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