Our VIPKID Story

Our VIPKID story started with us wanting to be liberated from our desks, brick and mortar buildings. We wanted to shift over into a location independent lifestyle! We had just married and I relocated to my husband’s home state of Michigan in the winter of 2016. I left my previous job behind, in Florida, after six years and looked forward to honeymooning and hibernating. It was nice not working for a month or two, but it quickly got boring. None of my family or friends lived in Michigan, and I found myself lacking in ways to occupy my time. So I started to look for a job I could do remotely. VIPKID popped up on my radar and was a perfect fit for me to continue retreating from the unfamiliar winter harshness. Read more

Get More VIPKID Bookings

Heyyy! This post is geared toward new VIPKid teachers or to you if you want to get more VIPKid Bookings. First off, welcome to the family new teachers! This is an exciting life and it can lead to many additional opportunities. Next, it is going to be alright your schedule will get full, you will get more VIPKID bookings. The Chinese Culture is much different from our Western-way-of life. Once you can understand what they are looking for I believe you will be able to better supply it to your soon to be customers.

Observe the nerdy profile pic and button-up. I don’t even wear glasses but that profile pic screams TEACHER!

 

 

 

A little about Nomadic Wander. My wife and I have been teaching with VIPKid for two years. I contracted with them while I worked a corporate job in the states and my wife worked with them full-time.  We now both contract with them as we travel the world. We also worked in central China teaching at a university for 8 months. While we taught at Wuhan University of Science and Technology we still worked our VIPKid jobs and we taught elementary kid students (man we made some bank over there…) on weekends. I say all this to let you know where I am drawing my information from. We both belong to FB VIPKid groups and what not but we also have first-hand experience of what the expectations of parents are and what the parent-child dynamic is in China and it is different.

How the hell do you get more VIPKid Bookings?

Read more

Mezcal y Tequila: The Tale of 2 Spirits

The Tale of 2 Spirits

First off why the hell is some alcohol called spirits. Does it open us up to demonic possession? Was the first alcohol given to us from an angelic being? I mean really what is the deal???

Well, I did a little digging and when I say “a little” I mean, I #Igoogledit and…

A “spirit” is distilled alcohol that contains no added sugar.

The term spirit comes from Middle Eastern alchemy. Dosen’t that sound sinister. The vapor given off and collected during an alchemical process, like in the distillation of alcohol,  was called a spirit of the original material. So there it is our experimenting forefathers deemed it to be a new creation. Now back to the topic.

What is the difference between Mezcal and Tequila?

Read more

Immigrating To Mexico

We made it to our new country. Mexico! We are formally aliens of the Yucatan Peninsula. We livin in Merida, Mexico y’all -for the next year…. we think. The life of moving from city to city and country to country is the epitome of freedom to us. We love it! This moment in time is defined by the world wide refugee crisis, the vile actions if ICE and the cavalier, privileged attitude of #Merica. With all of the things going on we are grateful to make the moves that we make. To make the coin that we make and to have found a love to build together. This life and lifestyle suits us to the T. International friends, good drinks, and not knowing where we may be living or what experiences to even anticipate having from month to month is the shiznitz to us. Read more

How to Find Cheap Flights in 2019

As a couple who has lived abroad for the last 2 years and has traveled internationally for 7, we’ve learned several cost saving tips and tricks to snag great and budget friendly flight deals. We are by no means rich, and although travel is important to us, so is budgeting, quality of life, and liquidating debt. If you’re budget travelers, budget-minded, or haven’t yet built up enough treasured flight miles to score a deeply discounted or free flight…read on my friend. Read more