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I am Jacqueline, the writer and photographer behind Boy & Girl Globetrot! I am a mom, wife, middle school teacher, expat, traveler, moped fanatic, writer, and photographer-- mostly in that order. I started this blog more than a decade ago under the name Tales of a Wannabe Vagabond after my husband and I got back from our backpacking trip through Europe. Since then, our lives have changed dramatically, and we are definitely no longer wannabes but instead seasoned expats and travelers. 
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, we met when I was 17 and he was 18. We have been together ever since! In retrospect, I think it is absolutely crazy that I married the first boy I truly dated, but I have no regrets. Our life together has been filled with normal ups and downs along with some truly wild adventures I could scarcely imagine when we first met. 
In 2012, we moved to Taiwan so that I could fulfill a dream of mine to teach at an international school. We ended up staying for six years, and while in Taiwan, my husband became a teacher, we traveled the world, paid off our debt, adopted a dog, and had a kid! This past year, we have enjoyed a gap year while my husband earns his graduate degree and we travel (hello Iceland & Canada & Hawaii & Alaska). In July 2019, we are heading back to Taiwan to teach again. We can't wait! 
Our life is certainly a little chaotic and messy now that it has expanded to four members, but we find that traveling and the expat experience are totally doable and enjoyable even with a kid and dog in tow! 

Thanks for popping by
& happy reading!

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  1. Terrific to find your blog! Yay for Pacific Northwesterners with wanderlust. I'll be subscribing to over on Feedly :)

  2. Thanks for commenting on my blog, it's great to come across yours! Good luck with the running :-)

  3. I love that first photo!! The colors are brilliant!

  4. Hi Jacqueline. Love reading your blog! Thinking of coming to Taiwan in March. Any ideas for a quick 3 days in country???

  5. Hi! I am Nerissa, a Filipino living in Italy.
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  6. Hi Jacqueline,

    I would love to chat to you about the process you and your husband went through regarding maternal leave (and compensation). My husband and I are expecting our baby girl in July and were told we don't qualify for this being two foreigners (even with APRCs)...I'm going to be a stay-at-home mom for the year and would love to hear your experience with this. Please could you give me a shout at ckimrobinson@gmail.com.

    Thanks so much, really appreciate it.

  7. Hey Jacqueline!

    I saw you mentioned clothes! Can you tell me about that? We are probably moving to Taipei from Seattle (yay Seattle!) and my fear is not being able to find clothes that fit a US size 12 plus nice clothes for daughter who is almost 2.

    You can email me at bballrocks327@gmail.com if that would be easier!

    Your blog is awesome, I have loved reading it!