If traveling was a career, author Jodi Cowles would be a professional. Working in a cubicle for a decade propelled Jodi to visit more than 45 countries, taking up residence in seven. From teaching English to non-profit video production, her work expanded her vision for the world and allowed her to collect stories along the way. Armed with an endless supply of culture-clashing mishaps, inappropriate marriage proposals, and language barrier misfires, Jodi’s writing gets to the heart of the matter: the human connection present in every country and culture. She and her husband have a young daughter, and run a business teaching English in Istanbul, Turkey.