jeju

Even before I arrived on Jeju, I couldn’t help but think what life here would be like compared to my life on Lord Howe Island. A big part of what drew me to Jeju was knowing how much I loved…

seogwipo

Where do you live? I live in Seogwipo, which is on the south side of Jeju island, which is to the south of the mainland. It’s a pretty small city, if you can even call it a city. But I…

Two months in Korea FAQs  Part I: Teaching

What’s your schedule like? I wake up around 6am to catch the 7am bus to school every morning. The bus ride then takes about 1 hour 20 minutes. I usually set an alarm, start listening to a podcast, and then…

Moving to South Korea in 2015

I am so happy/excited/relieved to be looking forward to another adventure. When I left Australia in April last year, I was decidedly not happy to be coming home. I had lived the exciting expat life for over two years and…

Lord Howe Island Diving

This idea came to me when I was starting to zone out at work on Friday afternoon. For a minute I thought I was a genius, until I Googled “reverse bucket list” and realized of course it’s been done before….

Why I'm not convinced I need a career

Over the holidays, I’ve reconnected with a lot of my really good friends from college. We all graduated a few years ago and are still finding our way in the world. Some people are in grad school, some have graduated grad…

scuba diving

1. Cuba Yup, this post was inspired by the recent news of Obama’s plans to restore US-Cuba relations. Growing up surrounded by people who had never traveled to Cuba meant that it was never a destination I gave much thought…

Napa Valley in Pictures and Rambling Thoughts

Napa Valley in November was surprisingly stunning. The fall foliage in Virginia was a bit disappointing this year, so I was thrilled to see all the yellow vines. The wineries were mostly void of crowds, which meant our tastings were…

One week in and around San Francisco

My brother just moved out west earlier this year, which gave my parents and me a great excuse to visit San Francisco for Thanksgiving! We ended up spending just over a week enjoying the warmer weather. Here are a few…

new zealand photo

Most of my travel to-do lists will come from places I’ve already been to. To me, it makes sense to do it this way. Before going to New Zealand, I had not heard of a single place on this list….