old rag mountain virginia photo Name: Karen

Age: 25

Originally from: Virginia, USA

Traveled to: Canada, Fiji, Thailand, Tanzania, Honduras, Jamaica, China, Hong Kong, Macau

Lived in (for at least a year): USA, New Zealand, Australia

Currently living in: Seogwipo, South Korea

Current Job: EPIK Guest English Teacher

How and why I came to love traveling: My Travel Story  

These are a few of my favorite things:

  • Scuba Diving – I just got my open water certification in the past year, and I love it. A lot of my future travel plans will be made around sweet looking dive spots.
  • Hilarious People – like Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon because they make my heart melt.
  • Mashed Potatoes – If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be mashed potatoes. I’m not sure if that’s actually true.
  • The University of Virginia – WAHOOWA
  • Architecture – It’s what I majored in, and while I’m not convinced it’s what I want to do for the rest of my life, I do find it very fascinating.
  • Bungy Jumping – I enjoy (rationally risk-assessed) extreme sports.
  • Sleeping – I also like being lazy.
  • Reading – While being lazy, I attempt to feel productive by reading really good books.
  • Podcasts – It started with Serial, of course. But then I realized they’re the only cure for my impatience with DC/NOVA traffic.