Asheville, NC – Snapshots of Fall

Fall For A Florida Family The weather where I live is still hovering around a consistent 1 million degrees during the day. We have exactly zero sense of it being "fall" despite changes apparently happening in the rest of the country. So for my family there comes a moment when it simply cannot be borne any…

Bienvenidos a Amantaní – Lake Titicaca

When people think of Peru, I imagine what comes to mind is either Machu Picchu or llamas. And those are very accurate assessments as far as I'm concerned. There are indeed a surprising number of llamas and Machu Picchu is arguably the most historically significant landmark in the country. But what ended up being my favorite…

No One Wants to See Your Photos

Okay that's not really true. Your family wants to see your photos, and your friends and roommate might. But the reality of coming back after traveling is often not the glorious homecoming we hope it will be. There comes a moment when you realize no matter how hard you try, that photo will never hold the same meaning…

From Lost to 북촌한옥마을 Bukchon Hanok Village

  Friday August 12th 9:15 am I decided it was time to call it. My bus to visit a friend who lives a little ways outside of Seoul was supposed to leave at 9:20 and there was no way I was going to figure out 1. where I was and 2. where my bus was in…

Korea: First Impressions of a Country That Doesn’t Feel So Foreign

This is my view as I write this post, upstairs from a cafe in Gangnam. And even as I write this I don't really believe that I'm here. It's weird to have loved a country from afar for so long and to finally be here. It's weird that I know so much about this city and…