Winter in Korea and the Changing of Seasons

I’m not sure if I’m built for this thing called ‘winter.’ I’ve been snuggling under my coat and wearing millions of layers since November, and I fear I’ve suffered from a mild case of seasonal depression (nothing a glass of wine can’t fix, of course). I’ve gone as far as spending multiple weekends locked up […]

Portraits Around the World: Fish at a South Korean Market

Every week I tell the story behind a photograph taken by myself or Jerry Bauer featuring a portrait that meant something to us at the time. Sometimes they’re enlightening, simple, or just meant to capture the moment. To see more Portraits Around the World, click here. I’ve learned that one of my favorite things about traveling is walking […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Teaching English in South Korea

So you think you want to be an English teacher in Korea, but you still have a lot of questions and no one to answer them? Living abroad can be extremely rewarding, but the process to get there is uncertain and full of surprises. Since I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this subject, I […]

What Shocked Me Most About Living Abroad in Korea (And How I Dealt With It)

I’ve been living abroad in Daegu, South Korea for a little under five months now, and although the initial culture shock has dwindled, I’m still surprised by new things every day. Just this morning I tried a new flavor of Gimbap (veggies and meat rolled in rice & seaweed, kind of like sushi); I didn’t know […]

The Art of Uncomfort-Ability: Manouvering the Stages of Living Abroad

There was an incident one morning: in the middle of filming a small commercial for our global center, an elderly man began screaming what sounded like profanities in Korean (I can’t be too sure). He shook his fist in the air, expanding the curve of his back to appear larger and, presumably, more féroce. We were blocking […]

Fall Foliage Tour of South Korea

This is the first time in my life I’ve lived somewhere that has four seasons, and guys, I’m so excited! I’m obsessed with the leaves changing, the colors of the earth, the sky, the trees. I just can’t get enough. I had a lot of expectations for Korea, but I never expected it to be […]

Attitude of Gratitude: Korea Part II

Every week I write a little bit about life in Korea, specifically the good parts. Find more posts about what I absolutely love about Korea here.  Today I have an immense amount of gratitude for the place I’m at in Korea. It hasn’t been easy getting here, as it never is when you move your […]

What’s it Like to Eat a Heart?

It’s not a moment that felt appropriate to Instagram. If I had to guess, I’d count 8 fully ingested tickers. In a word, I’d describe them as subsistent, as in, ‘the only muscle that subsists after death’; it really is the only organ that works continuously. In comparison, they tasted like chubby, seasoned muscles. Pressed […]

Attitude of Gratitude: Korea Part I

One of the things no one tells you about moving abroad is that it’s hard. Everyone’s experience is different, but personally I think it’s the type of hard that makes you forget why you picked up and moved in the first place… There’s few people I know who haven’t felt this at least once in […]

Terrible Travel Guides Make Great Friends

We booked our trip to the west coast of South Korea for our very first weekend getaway. We saw stars illuminating the sky, sunrises creeping up over mountains, clear waters and tall trees; all things we were surrounded by on this magical weekend, (sometimes) under the sun. We can think of it as a positive […]