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Kelli Mutchler

Kelli Mutchler

I asked an impulsive question What if we did not go home what if we kept traveling Should you not listen well to the questions you ask out of nowhere

Kelli Mutchler left a small, Midwestern American town to prove that Yanks can, and do, chose alternative lifestyles. On the road for six years now, Kelli has tried news reporting and waitressing, bungee jumping, and English teaching. After working with Burmese female refugees in Thailand, she decided to pursue a MA in Global Development and is, naturally, getting distracted along the road. Opportunities and scenes for international travel are encouraged on Kelli’s blog.

Articles By Kelli Mutchler

Beautiful Isolation: 5 Jobs in Australia Published 24 Oct 2013

“The Outback is any place no one stands behind you.” At least, that's one way to describe Australia's vast, empty spaces. “The Red Centre,” is what tourism brochures call it but the locals will say “The Middle” or “The Middle of Nowhere.” It's basicall...

Have Fun While Volunteering In Australia

If you’re planning to volunteer abroad in Australia, here are 10 interesting trips and fun diversions to help you make the most of your trip Down Under.1. Rail AustraliaJapan and England could fit in into Western Australia, a state that only covers hal...

10 Adventures to Enhance Your Kiwi Experience

In New Zealand, trail maps, guardrails and souvenir shops are not associated with outdoor excursions the way they are in other countries. With so few people and so much land, adventures are treated as normal events, and adrenaline considered a daily ho...

12 Types of Aussie Tucker You Need to Try

Here is one thing you’ll learn for sure when you’re studying abroad in Australia: Vegemite is not the national dish. Yes, most natives do enjoy the stuff (a spread of yeast-extract) smeared on their breakfast toast, but the influence of Asian and Europ...

12 Pop Culture Kiwiana You Can’t Miss

All too often, foreigners confuse the distinguishing cultural points of Australia and New Zealand, causing consternation to people of both nations. If you’ll be visiting, studying, or volunteering abroad in New Zealand, it’s best to sort out their diff...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Ireland

Ireland, once nicknamed the “Celtic Tiger”, might have calmed down a few years ago, but this proud island is still roaring. Considered to have one of the highest standards of living in Europe, the country remains at the forefront of health...

9 Irish Slang Terms To Improve Your Internship

Legend. Savage. Grand-like. The Irish may speak English, but their version is so full of slang that you need a dictionary to decipher the sentences. Conversations in an office will naturally be slightly more formal than those at the pub, but there are ...

11 Shows & Movies To Introduce Irish Culture

Hollywood has long portrayed the Irish as freckly leprechauns with inaccurate accents, or dark haired villains who sound oddly English. Before you depart for your internship in Ireland, organize a marathon of proper Irish films that don’t minimize or s...

8 Steps For A Smooth Life Working In Australia

Red tape and regulations are as easy to get through as an afternoon bbq in Australia. It is a country of immigrants, so most of the settling-in chores you need to accomplish work in Australia are simplified for foreigners. The most basic actions, like ...

10 Ways Not To Offend Burmese Culture

With 135 recognized ethnic groups living inside a country not even the size of Texas, there is no one word or image to adequately capture Myanmar. In the north, snowy peaks shelter the Kachin peoples; out west, the Muslim Arakanese struggle for recogni...

Nine Must-Experience Burmese Moments

A rooster crows. The slap of bare feet fills the pavement as monks begin their morning walk for alms. Buddhist prayers pour out of the temple loudspeaker; an Indian vendor mixes spices for the morning curry; somewhere a car honks and children sing on t...