2014 In Review

2014 was spectacular! After visiting my family in Hawaii for Christmas, I flew back to Seoul where I celebrated the new year in Hongdae with fireworks, dancing, and friends. I celebrated Buddha’s birthday in Busan and spent the summer biking the Han river, and wandering the streets of Seoul. At summer’s end, I said tearful […]

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The Resume of Real Life: Why Traveling is the Most Valuable Part of Your Resume (Guru: Christine Crews)

Originally posted on The Study Abroad Guru:
Living and traveling abroad will inevitably teach you various invaluable life lessons. You learn how to avoid the doorman who keeps catching you throwing your trash in the incorrect bin because you can’t read the sign. You learn that navigating the transit system of a bustling Asian metropolis…

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Liebster Blogger Award Nomination!

Unsavvy Travels has been nominated for the Liebster Award! Coming up on about one year of blogging, I’m thrilled at the support of new followers and fellow bloggers. Big thanks to The Gastro Globetrotter @gastro_trotter for the nomination for the Liebster Award, which recognizes new bloggers and is a great way to help promote other blogs! […]

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What’s Next? After Korea…

With mere single digit weeks left in Korea, my friends and I are entering a full-on frenzied state of planning: planning travel, planning our futures, and just plain planning. Collectively, we’ve spent countless hours scouring Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on a Shoestring, scrolling through Trip Advisor reviews, writing and revising packing lists and despite all […]

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Seoul, How Safe Thou Art

When I first told people I was moving to Korea, one of the first inquiries was how safe I was going to be, you know, since I was going to be so close to North Korea. Sigh. While I’m no expert and I am never as informed as I’d like to be on world news, […]

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The Challenge of Change

  As the months tick by and it seems like time is evaporating out from under us, my reflections are starting to feel more profound at times and my thoughts are scattering like leaves thrown around by a leaf blower. I’m starting to really freak out about the uncertainty of the future and about the […]

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