who we are

This one goes out to all my travel pals -even if we only know each other from that one night in that hostel, know that wherever you are in the world, I think you’re an incredible human. Keep seeing more of this great planet and keep making friends and loving life and if we get […]

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The New “American Dream” ?

โ€œLetโ€™s drink to the pursuit of the new American dreamโ€”getting the f***out of America,โ€ Thomas B. Kohnstamm from his book Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? Woosh. Anybody who has known me for more than 5 minutes knows how much I dream about getting out of N.Amer, but that statement is as harsh as a […]

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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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LIFE is the Adventure!

This is my first Autumn back in the United States in a few years. I love this season as much as the next person for various reasons- although I can’t express how ridiculously overrated I think pumpkin spice lattes are. I’ve only been back a few weeks, but the reverse culture shock has been more […]

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Don’t Forget about Hong Kong

Amidst the recent Ebola outbreaks in the United States and reports on the battles against Isis in the Mid-East, there has been a significant decrease in media coverage of the present crisis in Hong Kong. Only a week has passed since the beginning of the relentless grassroots protests for democracy, just one week. Now, only […]

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The BEST Mango Sticky Rice

I think one of the biggest mistakes I made early on in traveling internationally was to fear strangers. Who decided this was the most efficient way to teach us to be safe? As vulnerable as children are, I can see how there is no way to teach the discernment necessary to distinguish who is a […]

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