About 2017-03-06T09:20:57+00:00
  • I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma where everyone knew each other.

  • I graduated with a degree in Interior Merchandising and am in no way using it.

  • I clean up nice, but would much rather be hiking and getting dirty.

  • I cannot function without coffee.

  • I design most of the visual elements including photo editing and our blog design.

  • I am the video editor of the Hedgers Abroad YouTube Channel.

  • I grew up in the “booming” metropolis of Pryor Creek, Oklahoma.

  • I love fishing, hunting, hiking, and any other activity in the great outdoors.

  • I am really tall. 6’6″ to be exact. And don’t ask me if I play basketball. No, I do not!

  • I was accepted into photography school, but decided last minute to stay in Oklahoma to be with Stephanie.

  • I then majored in English literature and now I write most of the posts for our blog.

  • I still really enjoy photography and most of the photos on the blog are mine.

We met in 2008 while both attending college at Oklahoma State University. We quickly realized that we were better together than apart and have spent nearly every minute since our first date side-by-side. Ryan still had a couple of years left to finish when I graduated, so we moved in together and never looked back. We finally tied the knot after being together for three years, much to the relief of our family members.

However, we knew that our adventures together were only just beginning. Scared of jumping into careers and families like many newly weds, we instead decided to find a way to travel the world. In December 2012, Ryan graduated from college and two months later we landed in Seoul. Ever since then we have been traveling around Korea and Asia and sharing our travels here on Hedgers Abroad.



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  2. bobbyjhm December 18, 2013 at 4:30 am - Reply

    You have such a great blog and I can’t wait to read more!

  3. mongourmand January 9, 2014 at 7:18 am - Reply

    So happy I stumbled on your blog! I’m looking into teaching in South Korea right now & I would love to hear your thoughts.

  4. Lauren Jarman January 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Hi there, thanks so much for following Sneakers, Socks and Soju. I love stumbling across blogs by other foreigners living in Korea and reading about experiences that I can relate to! Keep the posts coming in 2014.

  5. wisemonkeysabroad April 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    What a sweet and lovely blog you have!!

  6. abinwell June 15, 2014 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    good one i like this and me i live in Zimbabwe

  7. lileeofthevalley June 22, 2014 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I love how you set out this page, it’s so original and sweet!

  8. Rooster July 15, 2014 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Really cool blog. I’ll definitely come back and check out your stories.

  9. rodi (Rob and Diane) November 8, 2014 at 6:11 am - Reply

    I just discovered your excellent blog. I came across it while scouring for blogs with a somewhat similar topic to mine. While envious of your life experiences and often wishing I had a chance to do it over, now that I was recently laid off, my 30 years in a cubicle are over. Diane and I and I decided to retire early and try life as an overseas expat next spring. Hopefully we have many years to catch up !
    I’m curious why you chose that part of SE Asia?

    Thanks; I look forward to following you and reading more interesting posts
    Rob and Diane

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