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The Best Guy Delisle Books

The Best Guy Delisle Books

The Best Guy Delisle Books If you’re like me (Shon, by the way), you love a good book. I am always interested in reading about others’ travel experiences, particularly if those travelogues coincide with my own travels. As a kid, I loved comic books, and […]

Cheap Travel Hacks: Travel on a Budget

Cheap Travel Hacks: Travel on a Budget

Travel Hacks: A Little Background We were invited to speak about our travels at Pei Chun High School in southern Malaysia while we visited that splendidly diverse country. That was great fun. We brought the entire Traveling Zoo and visited seven different classes, sharing our […]

Breakfast with Orangutans at Singapore Zoo

Breakfast with Orangutans at Singapore Zoo

Breakfast with Orangutans Breakfast with orangutans? You’ve got to be kidding, right? Nope. Singapore Zoo offers this rather amazing opportunity most mornings. The breakfast is also awesome. What am I going on about? When Our Traveling Zoo went to Singapore a few days ago we […]

Christmas Break in South Africa

Christmas Break in South Africa

For years, African countries were not on our radar, not even in the top ten, really. Little did we know that our Christmas break in South Africa would become our most talked about, most recommended, most memorable vacation. As it often happens, it was meeting […]

What’s Become of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)?

What’s Become of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)?

As you may know, I (Shon writing) got my start teaching overseas with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) back in 2012. ADEC aimed to modernize the emirate of Abu Dhabi’s schools, and one way of doing that was bringing people like me to teach […]

Our Traveling Zoo Privacy Policy

Our Traveling Zoo Privacy Policy

Your Information Our Traveling Zoo requests very little information from you. We ask for your name and email address when you make comments or send us messages. Information Sharing Our Traveling Zoo does not share personal information with third-parties. Your name maybe visible in any […]

Jordan with a Toddler

Jordan with a Toddler

From our very first days of living in the Middle East, we knew we absolutely had to visit Jordan sooner or later. Shon longed to go to Petra ever since he watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as a child. He couldn’t believe that the […]

10 Reasons to Move Overseas

10 Reasons to Move Overseas

Curious why I’d move half way around the world to teach English?  Sometimes I am.  Sometimes I scratch my own head and stare at the ceiling as a thought bubble appears over my head (pictured below).  There are, of course, many reasons for making a […]

ADEC Interview Process

ADEC Interview Process

The ADEC (Abu Dhabi Education Council) Interview Process Many people who visit our blog are wondering what the ADEC interview process is like. For all those people, and since I’ve actually interviewed twice, I’ll share my experiences and compare them a bit. ADEC Interview One […]

Budget Hong Kong with Kids

Budget Hong Kong with Kids

“Budget” is not a word one associates with Hong Kong. This city is anything but! Still, we were lucky enough to spend a week there over fall break. It was largely made possible thanks to a friend who kindly allowed us to stay at her […]