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EPISODE041: When Glamping becomes your new favorite hobby

In Episode041, we share our recent travels to Antalya! Enjoy hearing about our first Glamping Hub experience at Saklı Göl Evleri in Turkey as well as some info about the nearby ancient ruins of Sagalassos. Traveling is good and refreshing for the soul, but it also causes us to rearrange schedules! We chat about how adding to your already busy schedule caused Catie some frustration this week. Of course, we are still sharing about things we are learning and loving in our expat life.

Did you know we have Twitter? We would love for you to follow us there!

 

Mentioned links:

Tire MarketFelt goods

Glamping Hub

Saklı Göl Evleri

Göl Başı Restaurant

Sagalassos

Isaparta

Antalya

Book and Beer collection restaurant – Varuna Gezgin (Instagram)

Past conversations about daily work life and workflow

REVIEW: Why Glamping is the new way to camp – Our experience with Glamping Hub

Questions for the listeners:

  • Have you been ‘glamping’ before? If so, where did you stay?
  • Would you go ‘glamping’ in the future?
  • How do you keep yourself on task? What helps you to stay focused?
  • What secret tools can you share with us?
  • Do you make a packing list? What is something you take with you that is unique?

As always, email us your questions and we will answer them in a future episode!

 

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Recent Posts:

 

WRITING: Article featured in SUITCASE Magazine

TURKEY: Day out on the sea lookbook

EVENTS: 2017 Izmir Coffee Festival

 

Current Series: 

EXPAT: Going Home Series – 6 part series

  • The Going Home Series is all about how you can have the best visit back ‘home’. Catie covers both sides of the spectrum to help both those in the native country and those living abroad have an easier time reconnecting and supporting each other.
  • If you are an expat going back to your native country, this is for you!
  • If you are someone who will be visiting returning expats, this is for you too!

GOING HOME SERIES: 10 thoughtful questions to ask your returning expat

GOING HOME SERIES: 8 ways you can bless your returning expats

GOING HOME SERIES: Expats, 5 ways you can help those back ‘home’ understand you better

GOING HOME SERIES: 6 practical ways to destress your next expat visit ‘home’

 

Stay tuned for upcoming articles:

 

TRAVEL: Randevu in Romania

REVIEW: Why Glamping is the new way to camp – Our experience with Glamping Hub

TURKEY: Handmade Lace at the Tire Market

TURKEY: The forgotten gem of Sagalassos

 

If you are just now joining in:

We encourage you to go back into the archives and listen back to our first episode.  And we encourage you to go back and listen to Episode009 to help get you up to speed on our big move!

You can also join in on the adventure via Facebook means you will get the first scoop and discussion on new podcasts!

AND…

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Episode040: When you find some flow for your work

Episode 40 y’all! When we started this podcast in January of 2016, we weren’t so sure that it would still be going. But almost 2 years later and 1 summer break, we love that we have a record of our travels and international move from the U.S.A. to Turkey! We hope you will dip into the archives to listen to our past lessons learned!

In Episode040, we continuing sharing about things we are learning and loving in our expat life. This last month was filled with work and language learning. Catie shares some tools that are helping her move forward in travel writing and blogging. Jason shares a couple of new changes in his schedule that have helped him be more productive and enjoy different areas of his work.

 

And great news! Catie and Jason BOTH have their 2-year visas!

 

Did you know we have Pinterest? We would love for you to follow us there! Catie creates boards for each trip we take as well as pins recent blog post and podcast episodes there.

 

Mentioned links:

Powersheets

Catie’s checklists and routines on Google Drive for those who are curious – not sure how helpful they will be!

Not mentioned: Catie’s new tasks list websites and app – TeuxDeux

Bose Noise Cancelling headphones

White Noise App – Our favorite is Autumn Wind

Intentional Conversation Episode

 

Questions for the listeners:

  • How do you get work done?
  • What secret tools can you share with us?
  • How do you manage multiple projects?

As always, email us your questions and we will answer them in a future episode!

 

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Recent Posts:

EVENTS: Arkas Sanat Merkezi’s Landscape of Water Exhibition

Going Home Series: 6 practical ways to destress your next expat visit ‘home’

REVIEW: Touring Bangkok’s Floating Markets with LocalGuddy

WRITING: Article featured in SUITCASE Magazine

 

Current Series: 

EXPAT: Going Home Series – 6 part series

  • The Going Home Series is all about how you can have the best visit back ‘home’. Catie covers both sides of the spectrum to help both those in the native country and those living abroad have an easier time reconnecting and supporting each other.
  • If you are an expat going back to your native country, this is for you!
  • If you are someone who will be visiting returning expats, this is for you too!

GOING HOME SERIES: 10 thoughtful questions to ask your returning expat

GOING HOME SERIES: 8 ways you can bless your returning expats

GOING HOME SERIES: Expats, 5 ways you can help those back ‘home’ understand you better

GOING HOME SERIES: 6 practical ways to destress your next expat visit ‘home’

 

Stay tuned for upcoming articles:

EVENTS: 2017 Izmir Coffee Festival

TURKEY: Day at Sea PhotoBook

TRAVEL: Randevu in Romania

If you are just now joining in:

We encourage you to go back into the archives and listen back to our first episode.  And we encourage you to go back and listen to Episode009 to help get you up to speed on our big move!

You can also join in on the adventure via Facebook means you will get the first scoop and discussion on new podcasts!

AND…

We are on iTunes!

POP OVER TO LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES. This helps others find our podcast!

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Episode039: When you attend a ballet in a 2,000-year-old theater

Welcome back to Episode039 and happy Fall! Our 2-year visa applications are in the works! We are hoping that all of it should be processed and our new visas will be in our hands in the next month! Please be thinking about us in this in-between time and for approval. Currently, we are in limbo between our currently expired visas and the new ones coming in… which is never fun.

In Episode039, we are back to sharing about our expat life. That means several updates about daily life, getting back into a routine during our 2nd year, learning to love each other better in the midst of change and in a different culture, and a weekend getaway to explore the nearby 2,000-year-old ancient city.

 

Did you know we have Instagram? We would love for you to follow us there to see daily pictures and stories about what our lives look like in Turkey!

 

Mentioned links:

Visas – What all do we have to do?

  • In the news… Thankfully this does NOT affect our longterm visa application.

Ballet at the Ephesus Ancient Theater – Check out some pictures at this post.

Ephesus in the Bible

Ayasoluk Hotel and Restaurant in Selcuk

House of the Virgin Mary

Grotto of the Seven Sleepers

Basilica of St. John

Car Rentals and our *ahem* many accidents…

Intentional Conversation Episode

Date Night to the Suat Taşer Bostanlı Open Air Theater

 

Questions for the listeners:

  • Are you an expat living overseas? Where do you live?
  • What does your daily life look like? How did you adjust to going back ‘home?
  • Have you ever had to reprioritize your marriage to be more intentional with one another?

As always, email us your questions and we will answer them in a future episode!

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Recent Posts:

TURKEY: Selçuk’s Ayasoluk Hotel and Restaurant

EVENTS: 2016 Izmir Coffee Festival

EVENTS: Ballet at the Ancient Theater of Ephesus

Current Series: 

EXPAT: Going Home Series – 6 part series

  • The Going Home Series is all about how you can have the best visit back ‘home’. Catie covers both sides of the spectrum to help both those in the native country and those living abroad have an easier time reconnecting and supporting each other.
  • If you are an expat going back to your native country, this is for you!
  • If you are someone who will be visiting returning expats, this is for you too!

GOING HOME SERIES: 10 thoughtful questions to ask your returning expat

GOING HOME SERIES: 8 ways you can bless your returning expats

GOING HOME SERIES: Expats, 5 ways you can help those back ‘home’ understand you better

Stay tuned for upcoming articles:

EVENTS: 2017 Izmir Coffee Festival

TRAVEL: Why you should use Local Guddy next time you travel

 

If you are just now joining in:

We encourage you to go back into the archives and listen back to our first episode.  And we encourage you to go back and listen to Episode009 to help get you up to speed on our big move!

You can also join in on the adventure via Facebook means you will get the first scoop and discussion on new podcasts!

AND…

We are on iTunes!

POP OVER TO LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES. This helps others find our podcast!

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Episode038: When you spend a month together in Asia

Happy October! Fall IS coming, and we can smell it in the air. Our doors and windows are open to let the cooler winds into our home! While we don’t give you a life update on the podcast, we want to let you know that are 2-year visa applications are in the works! We are hoping that all of it should be processed and our new visas will be in our hands in the next month! Please be thinking about us in this in-between time and for approval! Currently, we are in limbo between our currently expired visas and the new ones coming in… which is never fun.

In this episode, we cover our WHOLE month-long travel through SouthEast Asia with our friends Eric and Ashley. Yes, ALL OF IT! Which means, this episode is somewhat of a long one. So grab a cup of coffee and find a cozy spot and picture us sitting in your living room or kitchen table chatting over our favorite memories. Some of our least favorite things may have also snuck their way into the conversation too. But, hey, what is the good without a little bit of the bad right?

We are still working on some website articles including our fun pics, but until then check out our #funrowtravelasia hashtag on Instagram!

Did you know we have a Facebook page? We would love for you to like our page. Bonus: You will get notified of future updates, pictures, article links, and videos.

 

Mentioned links:

Couple friend goals: “Friends who travel together, stay together!”

5 countries we visited together:

Favs from Bangkok, Thailand

Favs from Myanmar (formerly Burma) – Mandalay, Inle Lake, Bagan

Favs from Cambodia – Siem Reap

Favs from Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur

Favs from Singapore – Singapore

Favs from Koh Samui, Thailand

Bonuses:

Glad we brought:

Read more:

8 fun things to do in Bangkok, Thailand by Eric and Ashley

Questions for the listeners:

  • Are you an expat living overseas? Where do you live?
  • Have you taken a recent trip that has changed you? How did you adjust to going back ‘home?
  • Have you lived in another area other than ‘home’? What did you learn from living in this new place?

As always, email us your questions and we will answer them in a future episode!

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Recent Series: EXPAT GOING HOME

GOING HOME SERIES: 10 thoughtful questions to ask your returning expat

 

Stay tuned for upcoming articles:

TRAVEL: Why you should use Local Guddy next time you travel

EXPAT: Going Home Series

  • The Going Home Series is all about how you can have the best visit back ‘home’. Catie covers both sides of the spectrum to help both those in the native country and those living abroad have an easier time reconnecting and supporting each other.
  • If you are an expat going back to your native country, this is for you!
  • If you are someone who will be visiting returning expats, this is for you too!

 

If you are just now joining in:

We encourage you to go back into the archives and listen back to our first episode.  And we encourage you to go back and listen to Episode009 to help get you up to speed on our big move!

You can also join in on the adventure via Facebook means you will get the first scoop and discussion on new podcasts!

AND…

We are on iTunes!

POP OVER TO LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES. This helps others find our podcast!

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Episode037: When your podcast becomes a therapy session

Welcome back! September means (somewhat) cooler weather AND Jason’s birthday. We celebrated in 2 ways… 1. Submitting all of our paper work for our visa renewals! We are hopping to get a 2 year visa.  2. We enjoyed the last days of summer, sun, beach, and the sea on a boat tour with friends! We talk about both on the podcast.

Also, we celebrate our ‘official’ 1 year in Turkey! Jason and Catie reveal to each other their top 3 things they learned this last year. The conversation was a tough one as we talk about stresses of moving abroad and what that looks like for our marriage and relationships with others. Main areas we discuss are intentionality vs. passivity, language, and friends.

 

And don’t worry! We will get to our SEAsia tour that we took in July with our friends, Eric and Ashley.

Until then, you can always scroll back through our Instagram and Facebook accounts to see updates, pictures, and videos.

Some of our favorite quotes:

The stress of moving to a foreign country...not understanding the culture...difficulty of language, made this character trait come out more strongly. - Jason Click To Tweet The short version is: you want to do everything, and I want to do nothing. - Jason Click To Tweet The stress of my doing everything probably causes you to not want to do anything. - Catie Click To Tweet I caused a lot of my own struggles with my identity... Being a believer in Jesus Christ, my identity is in him... One, I had to find my identity in Christ and two, I had to find another creative avenue where I was helping people. -… Click To Tweet I learned how to avoid situations that would force me to learn language, which was not a good thing. - Jason Click To Tweet Friendships take a while to become meaningful. - Jason Click To Tweet The lack of effort needed for daily life (in another culture) can now turn into for building relationships with other people. Click To Tweet People who have lived here many years have more energy to give to relationships because they have lived here longer. - Jason Click To Tweet

Mentioned links:

Catie’s first print article – Reminiscing Romantic Romania

Jason’s Birthday!

Listen to his last birthday celebration in Episode017

Teos Tur

Listen to our month of Airbnb private room living in Episode018

Enneagram

EXPAT YEARS SERIES: 3 part series sharing what we learned in our first year abroad – check below for individual links

Questions for the listeners:

  • Are you an expat living overseas? Where do you live?
  • Have you taken a recent trip that has change you? How did you adjust to going back ‘home?
  • Have you lived in another area other than ‘home’? What did you learn from living in this new place?

As always, email us your questions and we will answer them in future episode!

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Recent Blog Posts:

EXPAT: Interview with ExpatFocus

WRITING: Reminising Romantic Romania

Recent Series: EXPAT YEARS

EXPAT YEARS: Our First Year Abroad (Year 1 Part 1)

EXPAT YEARS: The Truth About Living Abroad (Year 1 Part 2)

EXPAT YEARS: 10 things I have learned my first year as a full-time expat (Year 1 Part 3)

Stay tune for upcoming articles:

TRAVEL: Why you should use Local Guddy next time you travel

EXPAT: Going Home Series

  • The Going Home Series is all about how you can have the best visit back ‘home’. Catie covers both side of the spectrum to help both those in the native country and those living abroad have an easier time reconnecting and supporting each other.
  • If you are an expat going back to your native country, this is for you!
  • If you are someone who will be visiting returning expats, this is for you too!

 

If you are just now joining in:

We encourage you to go back into the archives and listen back to our first episode.  And we encourage you to go back and listen to Episode 9 to help get you up to speed on our big move!

You can also join in on the adventure via Facebook means you will get the first scoop and discussion on new podcasts!

AND…

We are on iTunes!

POP OVER TO LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES. This helps others find our podcast!