Meet the Englishes

The English Travelers in front of Mt. Amadablam Both Jared and I were raised in small, quiet towns in Missouri where it isn’t uncommon to find people who have never left the “Show Me” State. Although we both love our stomping grounds and our residing families, we have always loved adventure, especially adventure that takes our feet far off into the horizon.

Exploring unfamiliar grounds is something we have enjoyed doing together since we first met. Whether it’s traveling abroad, or simply taking a different route home, we find excitement in exploring what’s around the corner. Together, we have not only traveled across the States, but also into central America, Asia, and Europe.

We started this blog when we decided to move to South Korea in January of 2013. Since then, most of our travels have been documented on this blog and you can easily access those posts on “Our Travels” page. After 14 months in South Korea, we decided it was time to move on. We took the long road home and spent four months traveling through Asia and Europe.

We are now settled back down in the States, but we are still working on checking off items on our travel bucket list! Our goal is to keep everyone updated and informed about our adventures through this blog, and we hope you enjoy reading about what God is doing in our lives as we travel and explore this world.

~ The English Travelers

The English Travelers at Stonehenge


23 thoughts on “Meet the Englishes

  1. Not sure how long you’ve been in Korea, but my wife and I have been here for nearly 3 years! We’re finished in July, but if you have questions let me know! I hope you like it here!

      • We went once during a very busy memorial weekend and it was packed! (One restaurant had actually run out of rice. Rice!) Anyway, it’s actually fairly close to Busan. I think a bus ride is like an hour? Anyway, Goeje was pretty sweet when we went and we’re planning on going back this spring. We’ll gladly show you around Busan if you’re ever in the area.

  2. Great photos amazing really and wonderful share! Thank you for the likes and follow–returned the support and followed back! Sounds interesting! I look forward to your future postings!
    Be Well, Jeanine H “”

  3. Oh wow, my hubs and I are looking in to teaching English in Asia too, how exciting it must be for you! I can’t wait to read about your adventures.

  4. Thanks for dropping into my blog and leaving such a lovely note. It sounds like you guys are enjoying a real adventure together. I taught ESL in Russia and loved every minute of it. I particularly love the doors it opens – my husband and I work for a company where he used to teach several years ago, although neither of us teach now. I look forward to following your adventures!

  5. So, as I wrote last night, I stumbling across your craft nook part of your blog (by way of pinterest), but now I’ve seen who you are and what you are doing…I am so impressed. You are going to have some incredible stories to tell (and show) your future kids. I love pretty much everything about your blog. I have 2 websites for small businesses (both in progress, still building the sites)…a small hair salon inside of a Holistic Center…I run both. But I have no blog…and never considered it, until now. My life is nowhere near as exciting as yours, but you have inspired me in every way…blogging, crafting more, and I am desperate to either sell your jewelry (very small scale) or learn how to make it. My craftiness is born out of necessity as I am a full time working single mom but LOVE to create things from scratch for my daughter. I hope we can stay in touch and maybe I can study your beautiful jewelry and be inspired to make my own to sell in my business. Again, I’m so impressed with your stories. If/when I do create something…a blog or jewelry…I will show you. Thank you! Debra

    • Wow, thank you so much for that sweet comment Debra! What are your websites? I’d love to check them out. You should start a blog! It’s actually very manageable, and not overly time consuming (if you don’t let it be). There’s a good chance I wouldn’t have started either of my blogs if I didn’t live in Korea and want a good way to share stories and pictures with my family and friends. I’m so glad I did, and I realized that it doesn’t just have to be about travel. You can blog about anything you love! Also, I want to encourage everyone that you don’t have to move out of the country to blog, it’s very simple to start a free blog on, and them as time progresses and you get more into blogging, I’d suggest you move your account to a self-hosted domain and install That may sound confusing, but just start with a blog on and the rest will come with time and experience (and to think, I’ve only been blogging since the beginning of the year! I still have gobs and gobs to learn!). Best of luck, and let’s keep in touch!


      • Hi Amber,
        It’s been quite a while since I wrote and wanted to tell you that I have followed thru with starting a blog. I started it in October, after coming across yours…but it is not on the scale of yours…in fact, I still don’t know what I am doing…very trial and error. I just added a few photos and one little story. Check it out: Fairy Kiss Botanicals….I think you can search it that way. My websites are: and the Sonoma holistic center one is still bare bones.

      • Debra! It’s been awhile, and I’m so glad to hear from you. Your blog looks great! You are doing a great job, and I’m very excited for you and this adventure. Let’s keep in touch, and good luck!

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