Beta Omicron Chapter alumnus, wife blog about international travels, volunteering

Two Northwestern State University alumni have earned quite the collection of stamps in their passports since moving to Taiwan in 2014. Now this young couple are sharing their advice and experiences with the world through a blog.

Cody Biggers, an alumnus of the Beta Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. and his wife Liz teach English to students in the island nation.

The Biggers are sharing their adventures abroad through their ‘Travel Devoted’ blog, which is filled with content that helps readers make the most out of any international excursion.

Some of their recent posts touch on topics like keeping fit on the road, an introduction to using Airbnb, and favorite travel scriptures. Shares on social media only expand the reach of their blog. Travel deals, stunning photos, marriage devotionals, and vacation tips & tricks provide something for any budding world traveler.

Cody is also taking his experiences to the classroom. In December, he lectured in an undergraduate class at Yun Tech National University in Douliou, Taiwan.

His advice about volunteering and “volun-tourism” received great feedback from the students.

The undergrads all wrote how inspired they were and how helpless they felt before. After the lecture (they) felt powerful and excited about helping others,” Liz said.

Using an extraordinary cycling trek as a model, he also explained how to incorporate crowd-sourcing through Indiegogo and Kickstarter into any project.

In 2015, Cody and Liz utilized crowd-funding to raise funds for a 745-mile cycling trek to explore the island of Taiwan and learn about its culture. Planning for this adventure led the couple to add a philanthropic element to the journey. Motivated a favorite scripture, the Biggers raised more than a thousand dollars to support a foster care non-profit in Central Texas.

While their recent destinations have taken them across the Asian continent, with stops in Japan, Hong Kong, and Bali, they’ve also spent time in Europe. Cody, Liz, and their young son are currently on a “trip” across the U.S. to visit family and friends.

Click here to visit their Travel Devoted blog, where they are preparing to publish 10-day honeymoon devotional.

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