As an American expat living in Izmir, Turkey, Catie Funk is a travel writer, part time language learner, and co-host a podcast with her husband called The FunkTravels Podcast. Before moving, Catie coordinated university study abroad programs to multiple international locations, and she has lived four years between Turkey (Istanbul) and Afghanistan. She shares her expat lifestyle, local events, and travel with others through her website,, and via social media @funktravels.