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 […]

8 Hilarious English Fails that Make Me Wish I Knew How to Say WTF in Korean

1. The bar with the literary reference turned into catchiest of catch phrases: 2. The photo studio where you can have your photo taken while you have fun with a girl, you naughty, you ;): 3. The friendly reminder to stay hungry while you feed the kids: 4. The entrance sign to my schools gymnasium: […]

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 […]

The South Korean Peninsula: Photo & Video Essay

As I was putting together Monday’s recap of Island Hopping Off The Beaten Path, I was mesmerized by how beautiful South Korean Peninsula photos I accumulated. My photography skills might not quite do it justice, but they’re the closes thing I have to placing you in front of South Koreas glowing western coast, right beside […]

Island Hopping in South Korea: Floating Mountains & Distant Ships

This post is part of my Bucket List Challenge series. I’ll be completing all 15 things on my bucket list over the next year; join me in the adventure during my time as an EPIK teacher in South Korea! Follow my blog with Bloglovin As soon as I felt the breeze in my hair, I knew I […]