Same Same – LiveLearnVenture: a new Blogging Buddy

Through the wonders of social media I just stumbled across a fellow blogger and couldn’t help but think of the South East Asian phrase “same same!”  Check out Natasha & Nick’s adventures teaching in the south of South Korea and traveling just like me! www.LiveLearnVenture.com  

Vietnam – a land of new friends and amazing adventures

The last month in Vietnam has been full of adventure, intrigue and amazing new friends.  Sitting in the cab to the airport I realized I had already made a list for my eventual return to this foreign land.  There’s so much I want to do again and even more places I simply ran out of Read More …

Korea Burn ’14 – Part 2

Korea Burn was a wild, hippie-filled, peace love and tons of new friends filled weekend!  Its been a few weeks since and bumping into other “burners” around Seoul has been such an uplifting experience.  Enjoy my second set of photos; this picks up after Part with post dodgeball dancing as I handed out the rest of my Read More …

Hiking Seoraksan’s Spring Valley with Seoul Hiking Group

In late Spring I headed back to Seoraksan National Park with Seoul Hiking Group.  My first hike took me on a 5 hour hike up Ulsanbawi before riding the cable car to another peak.  My last trip with Seoul Hiking brought me to the awesomely adventurous Dinosaur Ridge and this one would feature Daecheongbong (Korea’s Read More …

Korea Burn ’14 – Part 1

Korea Burn was my first Burning Man festival.  In fact it was my first hippie festival of any kind and it was phenomenal!   It was a weekend full of free-spirited art and emotion as people bonded through music and dance.  Body paint and unique sculptures were just accents to the costumes flaunted everywhere. One of Read More …

Jirisan: the ascent – Seoul Hiking Group

Getting on a bus at 10:30pm to wake up at 3:00am for a hike might not be most people’s idea of a great weekend but with Jirisan on the mind it sounded great to me!  I met Warren, Breanne (shoutout to you and the rest of the helpers cause you rule!) and the rest of Read More …

Saryangdo with Seoul Hiking Group

A midnight bus trip, wake up for a 6am ferry ride before hiking the entire ridgeline of an island?  Sign me up!  In early March I joined my first Seoul Hiking Group (shout out to Warren and his helpers!) outing to Saryangdo.  We had a bus full of hikers, some veterans and some beginners with Read More …

Adventure’s in Boracay, Philippines – New Years Eve

One of the main reasons I decided on New Years Eve on the Filipino island of Boracay was to meet my best friend Josh and his wife, Christine.  They had been traveling islands in the Philippines for a few weeks with her family & friends (who happen to be Filipino).  Our reunion began in the Read More …

A Ski trip out of Seoul

This weekend I joined Adventure Korea’s ski trip to Pheonix Park, a ski resort which will help host the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.  Everything was set up by Adventure Korea, all I had to do was pay and show up at the bus in Hongdae at 7:30 Saturday morning.  We made a quick stop Read More …

LanguageCast A language exchange from Meetup.com

Monday at work my coworker, Sara, invited me to join her at a “meetup.”  For those of you that don’t know Meetup.com is a social network where people can plan events with a variety of purposes.  I’ve heard of it but this was my first experience with it.  It was listed as a “language exchange” Read More …