jeju

Life on two very different islands

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

Two months in Korea FAQs
Part II: Living

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

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…

Lord Howe Island Diving

My Reverse Bucket List – The things I’ve accomplished by 25

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….

Napa Valley in Pictures and Rambling Thoughts

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

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…

old rag mountain photo

Hiking at home in Virginia

Ever since I got back home, I feel like I have such a lower tolerance for being bored. While I was in New Zealand and then Australia, I knew I only had a time limit of one year (in each)….

arrowtown photo

My New Zealand road trip
Part III: Noteworthy side stops

In my opinion (and a lot of other people’s opinions, I think) a road trip is by far the best way to see New Zealand. Rent a car or camper van, plan your own itinerary, and go at your own…

My summer studying and working in China

My summer studying and working in China

I spent the summer after my third-year of college studying abroad in China. I studied architecture in school, so our program was based around the architectural sites of China, old and new. I loved my time there, and it’s hard…

tongariro emerald lakes photo

My New Zealand road trip
Part II: The North Island

My last post left off with my parents and I taking the ferry from Picton on the South Island over to Wellington on the North Island. Although I slept for most of it, I did spend the first 30 minutes…