61 episodes

A podcast for those who are doing the daily grind in a foreign land (or for those who want to know more about life overseas). If you ARE living abroad, you know the average day is anything but ordinary.  Join Alicia, Melissa, and Denise as they chat about learning to embrace the joys AND trials of taking root right where they’ve been planted.

It's Tea Time Somewhere Taking Route

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 189 Ratings

A podcast for those who are doing the daily grind in a foreign land (or for those who want to know more about life overseas). If you ARE living abroad, you know the average day is anything but ordinary.  Join Alicia, Melissa, and Denise as they chat about learning to embrace the joys AND trials of taking root right where they’ve been planted.

    Vacays and Staycays | Episode 11

    Vacays and Staycays | Episode 11

    This episode is all about vacations! We talk about our vacation rhythms (back when, you know, we could actually go somewhere…), how we make them happen, or why they don’t happen.  We also discuss the guilt that many cross-cultural workers feel about taking a vacation. Rest is so necessary, in any kind of work, and we want you to feel the freedom to go create beautiful memories with your family. So, pack everyone up in the car/bus/train/plane, grab your travel mug, put your earbuds in and get outta town, cause it’s tea time somewhere!

    Check out our show notes for links to all the things we talked about in this episode.
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    There are so many ways to get involved in our community.
    Join us on Instagram. 
    Interact with other expats on our private Facebook group. 
    Search for expat articles on our blog.
    Get monthly curated resources monthly via our newsletter.
    Connect with Denise
    Connect with Melissa 

    Connect with Alicia 

    • 35 min
    School's Out for Summer | Episode 10

    School's Out for Summer | Episode 10

    In this episode, we’re talking about “summer break” and whether or not we’re actually having a break from school. We discussed how the 2020-2021 school year went for each of our families, how the school year ended (or has it?) and what we’ve learned from the Lord about ourselves and about our children in this last year. We also chat about a new word that the youths are saying (well, it was new back when we recorded this episode) and we have a pop quiz about its meaning. Join us!


    Check out our show notes for links to all the things we talked about in this episode.
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    There are so many ways to get involved in our community.
    Join us on Instagram. 
    Interact with other expats on our private Facebook group. 
    Search for expat articles on our blog.
    Get monthly curated resources monthly via our newsletter.
    Connect with Denise
    Connect with Melissa 

    Connect with Alicia 

    • 34 min
    I Feel Pretty (Sweaty) | Episode 9

    I Feel Pretty (Sweaty) | Episode 9

    This is the Beauty Episode! In this episode we talked about the evolution of our style and beauty throughout the years; from all the way back in the awkward days when we first started trying to look pretty, till now. We discussed how to stay true to your style and "feel like you" when moving to a new country and how sweat drains our motivation to put on makeup. And since you asked (or even if you didn't), we put our Influencer hats on and wrapped it all up by sharing which products and beauty tips are working for us right now.  

    So, wash your face and plop up your hair because it's tea time somewhere!  


    Check out our show notes for links to all the things we talked about in this episode.
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    There are so many ways to get involved in our community.
    Join us on Instagram. 
    Interact with other expats on our private Facebook group. 
    Search for expat articles on our blog.
    Get monthly curated resources monthly via our newsletter.
    Connect with Denise
    Connect with Melissa 

    Connect with Alicia 

    • 44 min
    Extending Holy Welcomes with Rachel Pieh Jones

    Extending Holy Welcomes with Rachel Pieh Jones

    Today we’re chatting Rachel Pieh Jones (who has previously joined us here on the podcast). For those of you who don’t already know Rachel, she writes about life at the crossroads of faith and culture.

    Rachel just released her latest book, Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus. She shares stories that recount the personal encounters and growing friendships which gradually dismantled her unspoken fears and prejudices and deepened her respect for Islam. Along the way she also gains a far richer understanding of her own Christian faith. She divided her stories around the five pillars of Islam — creed, prayer, fasting, giving, and pilgrimage — and shows how her Muslim friends’ devotion to these pillars led her to rediscover ancient Christian practices her own religious tradition has lost or neglected.

    We hope this interview encourages you to extend a holy welcome to your friends, neighbors, and coworkers, and to reach your hand across the chasm with empathy and respect toward fellow Image Bearers of God.

    Check out our show notes for links to all the things we talked about in this episode.
    _______

    There are so many ways to get involved in our community.
    Join us on Instagram. 
    Interact with other expats on our private Facebook group. 
    Search for expat articles on our blog.
    Get monthly curated resources monthly via our newsletter.
    Connect with Denise
    Connect with Melissa 

    Connect with Alicia 

    • 40 min
    The Preggisode | Episode 7

    The Preggisode | Episode 7

    In this episode we talked about allll the pregnancy things. We've had a lot of kids overseas, a combination of 10 pregnancies. So, there are many paths to walk down our memory lanes.  

    Being pregnant and having babies far away from our passport country can be an intimidating experience. There is also something really special about experiencing pregnancy and childbirth in a different culture. So grab your cuppa of tea (or coffee) and enjoy this chat.

    Shownotes: www.takingroute.net/taking-route/podcas

    • 42 min
    You Asked: We Answered | Episode 06

    You Asked: We Answered | Episode 06

    In this episode, we’re doing our first round of “ask us anything.” We discuss our friendship, how to maintain long-distance friendships and family relationships, meeting neighbors with limited language, and embarrassing moments (well, we only had time to share ONE moment this time because Melissa’s story took us by surprise). We also give some rapid-fire answers to questions about books, pets, and what goodies we shove in our suitcases.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
189 Ratings

189 Ratings

KatieKatGG ,

Inspired by Ms Beverly

I feel like I’m with friends when I listen to this podcast. I have purposefully saved up episodes to listen for when I had a hard day with language or culture. It’s nice to hear someone say out loud what I might be thinking but won’t share with my friends and family in the US. Thanks to Alicia, Melissa, and Denise for your time and energy. You are appreciated!

#theRealMsBeverly ,

Ms Beverly

OK it’s #theRealMsBeverly!I love this podcast! I always feel uplifted and encouraged when I listen to it. I regularly share it with my friends who have kids and TCKs grands overseas. I also encourage anyone who has ex-pat friends to listen and to get a glimpse into what life is like for you all. Thank you for your honesty, humor, and encouragement!

amy in indo ,

Feels like friends :)

I love this podcast! These guys are so funny and encouraging and real. Feels like we’re friends as I can relate to so much of what they share. Shout out to Ms. Beverly who also pushed me over the edge to finally write this review. :)

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