Road Notes was started by Ben Hancock — previously the author of The Daily Transit — in August of 2010 as he and his wife prepared to travel the Asian continent after living and working in South Korea for more than two years (she as a teacher, he as an editor and freelance journalist). It served as a place to record their travels through China and Southeast Asia, and their unexpected early return to the United States. Ben restarted the blog in mid 2011 after a long hiatus from publishing, still focusing on the themes of travel and how to carry a traveler’s mindset even while at home. He lives with his wife in Washington, D.C. Learn more about him at www.bghancock.com.