The best part about discovering a new place is the feeling of breathlessness that comes from seeing something spectacular. I’m usually drawn to crazy, out of this world, possibly supernatural attractions, like Stonehenge (the grandiosity blows me away) or bioluminescent bays (it’s like swimming with fireflies!). When I was invited to climb Mt. Palgongsan to …

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 it. …

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, …

Visiting Toronto has been an experience! I’m happy to be here for a lot of reasons, starting with seeing this boy…. Somewhere in between lies discovering all the delicious food that Toronto has to offer… Plus, very high on the list, is the fact that Toronto is such a vibrant and fashion forward city… I …