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Taking Route Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast.  Conversations about living abroad, expat to expat.  We unpack what it means to fully take root while en route.  

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It’s Tea Time Somewhere : “All About Home Assignments”

It’s time for another segment of “It’s Tea Time Somewhere!” This time we’re talking home assignments. What does our preparation look like? How bad is the jet lag? (Spoiler alert: real bad.) What does life look like when we’re finally back to our home country? These are just a few of the things Denise, Alicia, […]

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Episode 10: The Trade-Offs of Expat Life with Elizabeth

The longer you live overseas, the harder it is to answer the question, “which country do you like best?” While culture shock usually brings all the things you don’t love about a country to the surface, longevity ends up showing you things about the culture you wish you could take with you everywhere you go. […]

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Episode 09: Making Time for New Adventures with Sara Beth

Sometimes we don’t think we “have the time” to embark on anything new. No time for exercise, no time for writing, no time to start a new hobby (or pick an old one back up). The idea seems dreamy but you’re convinced your schedule is simply too packed to add anything else. Sara Beth certainly […]

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Episode 08: Taking the Extra Few Steps with Jana Kelley

Isn’t it funny how sometimes we struggle with going the extra few steps to meet our neighbor, even though we’ve already taken thousands of steps to move overseas in the first place? We’ve already sold all our possessions, moved away from all that’s familiar, and immersed ourselves into a new culture and language. So what […]

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Episode 07: Homeschooling Through High School with Robin Talley

Any high schooler would choose boarding school over homeschooling, right?  Not necessarily.  Robin Talley discusses how, as a family, they talked through educational choices and how they decided to homeschool through high school (even though they live in a remote area without traditional American opportunities).  Robin talks to us about overcoming doubt during hard times, […]

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Episode 06: Choosing Joy Over Fear with Ruth Ripken

What do you do when fear seems like it’s paralyzing you? What if the life overseas you envisioned seems to be unraveling? Ruth Ripken touches on these questions as she opens up about sickness and loss in her own life while living abroad. She reminds us that moving forward doesn’t have to be a lot […]

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It’s Tea Time Somewhere: “All About Language”

Introducing our new episode series: “It’s Tea Time Somewhere!” Every several episodes, we’ll take a break from interviewing guests and the podcast team will get together to chat about different topics. This week it’s all about LANGUAGE. The thought of that either made you fist pump the air with excitement or made your eye twitch […]

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Episode 05: Meeting Your Host Culture More Than Halfway with Dacia Hamby

A lot of people thought Dacia wouldn’t last in Uganda. Pretty clothes and heels filled her closet in Texas before she decided to sell everything, buy her first pair of flat shoes, and move abroad. She was the only overseas worker with a local boss and she knew if they were going to make this […]

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