Hello! I’m Dani, a self-described obsessive traveler, avid reader, language learner, game player, English teacher, linguistics researcher, beer drinker, puzzle lover, dog owner, list maker, over-thinker, equality seeker. I’m currently preparing to move halfway across the world, and I want to share what I learn along the way.

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VWs & snacks made up my childhood.

A few details about me… I’m from Chicago, IL, but have lived more than half my life just north of Atlanta, GA. I’m married to my best friend, Tucker Rose, and we’ve been together basically forever. He features often in my writings, along with our travels. I’m lucky enough to have seen all 50 US states before I graduated high school, and now I’m crossing countries off my list. But more than just traveling abroad, I like living abroad. Last year Tucker and I lived in Łódź, Poland, and in a few short weeks we’ll be moving to China.

I’m currently in the process of making my first million by teaching English and Applied Linguistics to university students. Okay, so it might not be the quickest way to get rich, but I absolutely love it! I’m extremely interested in language and culture, and my goal with these writings is to share my experiences with the languages, cultures, expectations, and attitudes that accompany life in a new place. I hope you enjoy reading what I write!