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Who’s Behind Breaking La Barrier?

Hello, and welcome to my travel blog! I'm Anthony (or Wade), and I use Breaking La Barrier to share my travel stories, pictures, videos, and tips with people like you.

I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2014 with a - wait for it - English degree. Trust me, I know what you're thinking, but I promise you, I did it for a reason. But that's another story.

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to travel the world. I was a slave to popular belief that said it was pretty much unrealistic unless you were rich. When I came across how popular teaching English abroad is these days, I knew it was my gateway.

I began this journey in January of 2016 when I left the US of A for a teaching job in Wuhan, China. And now here I am, traveling, the thing I once believed was impossible. Some crazy stuff, huh?

Yes, Breaking La Barrier is a travel blog. But it's not just about popular destinations and endless lists of sites and hotels. It's about discovering different cultures, trying to understand them, and adapting to them. There are just so many different countries and cultures in our world. Why in the world would we not want to explore them!

So please, join me, and let's break barriers together.

My Favorite …

Hobbies - Travel (duh), creative writing, reading, piano, hiking, exploring, trying new things, being terrible at golf

Movies - Marvel, DC, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dystopian

TV Shows - The Flash, Arrow, Lost, House of Cards, The Walking Dead, The 100, The West Wing, GAME OF THRONES!!

Books - Harry Potter, Pendragon Series, Eragon Series, To Kill a Mockingbird

Websites - Nomadic Matt, National Geographic, Absolute Write, Lonely Planet

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What I’m Packing

DJI Phantom 3 Standard

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR

Canon 18-55mm STM

Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6

RODE On-Camera Microphone

Lightweight Tripod

iPad mini 4



    • Sure did creep here! Flight leaves next Wednesday, the 20th. Cincinnati>Toronto>Beijing>Wuhan. Thanks, and I’ve been following your site every time I get an email about an update. Enjoying it very much. Makes me excited to get there!!


  1. Be careful out there Buddy seems like yesterday we were just two losers in CMS with no hope in the world. Those days in the woods down by the river were some of the best times of my life. Do t forget about those times! Have an awesome time really happy your getting to see the world. Just come back in one piece!

  2. Anthony I am excited about following your adventure … Wish I had been brave and followed my dreams when I was young … Your smile and kindness will make you a hit with the people you meet … Donna Brewer

  3. Anthony. You are an inspiration. I am glad that I had the privilege of working with you and I’m excited for you. Live your dream, chase your goals. Thank you for being my friend and showing me that you can achieve goals. Best of luck out there! Love you bud!

  4. I couldn’t be more proud of you! I admire your courage and determination to explore and live life to the fullest. Your drive and creativity will certainly take you to many places you’ve yet to imagine. Please keep the updates coming! Be safe and know I love you!

  5. So very exciting (this coming from someone who can’t stop dreaming of adventure and success and all sorts of things that the ‘average’ person does not think about) Very happy with what you are doing. I’m very proud and hopeful, and I look forward to seeing what becomes of it all!

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