In 3 weeks I have been: overwhelmed by the Daegu smell on the streets and in my apartment, pushed by an Ajusshi (elderly man) in the subway, angrily yelled at by a store clerk, lost in the heat for over 2 hours, the accidental consumer of chicken hearts, heard unknowingly cursing in the grocery store …

  If you didn’t already know from my countless posts on social media… I’m in Korea, guys! It’s been three weeks and a bit of a Korean taxi ride. I say that because Korean drivers are CRAZY! (And that’s coming from someone who grew up in Central America). After a yearlong application process, I’ve made …

Doesn’t that make you just a wee bit dizzy? It’s mystifying to see in person, as well… and even more knee quivering to experience from the top. Last week I conquered a fear: heights. (Okay, maybe it’s not quite conquered, but I’m certainly 1,122 feet closer!). During my two week trip to the beautiful cosmopolitan city that is Toronto, …

Regret is a silly word. I hate to use it in any context… but here I am, thinking back and realizing there’s something I truly regret about my past travel experiences. I got to reminiscing the other day, and the more I looked through pictures, journals, and thought back to distant memories, the more I …

Expression wrinkles around almond eyes, full lips with freckles, or a button nose that crinkles with every laugh. To me, a face tells a story. Maybe it’s a story about loss depicted by a look, or maybe it’s a coming of age story defined by smooth skin. Faces around the world make up stories of …