The first two episodes have been published and can be listened to on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or with the player in the upper right of this site. You can find more info on We’ve already had hundreds of listens and great feedback! …Thanks for listening!

I wanted to announce that I’ll be joining Chris O’Shaughnessy for the Countrymen Podcast! You can subscribe on iTunes, click the menu above and navigate to the Podcast Page or listen below. Subscriptions help the podcast reach a larger audience and are much appreciated! Now you’ll find a two-minute preview andRead More →

Germany is very orderly in all things and I think today was designated as the day the leaves fall off the trees. We’ve had beautiful weather and it’s a great time of year to explore the continent! This article from highlights some great destinations. The American road trip mayRead More →

I’m writing from Switzerland where I’m onboarding new YouthCompass staff in the Geneva area. Welcoming new staff always reminds me of the absolute blur the first few weeks and months were living abroad. Here are some of my compiled thoughts after witnessing and walking numerous families through their first daysRead More →

 Traveling over the holidays? We found this quick overview of things to consider in 15 countries. If you’re looking to book a flight or hotel for your own cultural exploration Skyscanner has some great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Add your cultural misbehavior in the comments!

I’ve just placed another order for these cards. The response has been nothing but positive! I love being able to share stories about the places and people we’re working with when I connect with someone.

Moving overseas or experiencing long-term travel in many ways is a completely different experience than it was even five years ago. New apps and resources appear every day that makes life abroad a bit easier. Here are some of our favorites…

A beautiful Swiss day at Chalet Nyon. What don’t you see? What you don’t see… I awoke at 6am at my hotel in the Alps after an incredible weekend of speaking to youth. Hurried down the mountain to catch the train, and missed it…by one minute. I took the trainRead More →

Greetings from the high-speed ICE train! Currently moving at nearly 300km/hour somewhere between Brussels and Cologne and providing me an opportunity to write a bit. Is it too early for a New Year’s resolution? Our lives and work with students are so tied to the school calendar when August andRead More →

For expats, TCKs, and MKs living and operating at an intersection of the world has great advantages. It’s a culturally rich experience to be directly connected to so many parts of the world through the people around you. There are moments when it can be painful. When tragedy strikes, likeRead More →