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Intro to the 10 Step South Korean Skincare Routine

Intro to the 10 Step South Korean Skincare Routine

Okay, so the question of skincare right now: What the heck is the Korean skincare and why is it so complicated and why am I so intrigued?? I'm not an esthetician, nor am I Korean, but after moving to South Korea in 2017, I was elated to be able to learn more about the...

What to Pack for Two Weeks in Europe using only a Carry-On

What to Pack for Two Weeks in Europe using only a Carry-On

I have returned from two weeks abroad in Europe!! Since we were going to six countries, I managed to pack only a backpack & a day pack/personal item for the flights. Very easily to haul around, & the day pack fit PERFECTLY under the airline seats like pictured...

A Weekend in Singapore: Travel Diary

A Weekend in Singapore: Travel Diary

Singapore has been a dream of mine for a very long time! I finally got the opportunity to visit this enchanting "City in a Garden." Unfortunately, my work schedule was only going to allow two and half days which seems like the ultimate stretch, but a lot can be...

Where to Stay in PyeongChang: Best Air BnB!

Where to Stay in PyeongChang: Best Air BnB!

Every winter, I love to have a little cozy getaway the weekend before Christmas. This year, we decided to go on a ski trip with friends to Pyeongchang, South Korea. Our stay at CASA Intimdo Air BnB was a great choice for us & truly brought us to the Christmas...

Winter Sports in South Korea: Welli Hilli & Phoenix Park

Winter Sports in South Korea: Welli Hilli & Phoenix Park

I will start by saying I have moved around my entire life, but my family settled in South Florida. THEREFORE I AM NOT A WINTER PERSON. I tried to ski extremely unsuccessfully a few years back before I moved here. However, I have lived in a cold climate of South Korea...

How to Guide: Catch a perfect Sunrise in Bagan, Myanmar

How to Guide: Catch a perfect Sunrise in Bagan, Myanmar

If you've looked at a Lonely Planet cover in the past five years, you might recognize the iconic hot air balloons rising at sunrise over ancient temples. If you have no idea what I'm talking about: Yes, it is that gorgeous in person and yes, I am going to share what...

Concert in Itaewon, Seoul (Khalid: American Teen Tour-Asia)

Concert in Itaewon, Seoul (Khalid: American Teen Tour-Asia)

I went to my first concert in Seoul! When I heard Khalid was coming to South Korea, I booked tickets as soon as I could. I'm actually not a huge concert person, but I do love to go when I genuinely love the music and Khalid is one of my favorites! Buying tickets was...

Stop what you’re doing and go to LAOS

Stop what you’re doing and go to LAOS

Okay, hi. So, Laos was one of those countries that has always intrigued me and I had no idea why. I will just tell you: if you're intrigued by this country...GO. If Thailand is the popular girl at school who gets all the attention, Laos is the naturally beautiful, but...

An Autumn Day in Everland

An Autumn Day in Everland

Okay, one of the biggest lies I was told when moving to Korea is that the country "doesn't do" Halloween. LIES. Also, South Korea has one of the most beautiful seasonal transitions ever. Don't get me wrong: winter here totally blows...but they have one of the most...

48 hours in Jeju Island, South Korea

48 hours in Jeju Island, South Korea

Did you know South Korea has an island? Jeju is a volcanic island located 454 km south of Seoul that was named one of UNESCO's new natural wonder's of the world in 2011. It was formed approximately 2 million years ago and has a humid, subtropical climate. I was only...

Blue Crystal Village 지중해마을 (Asan, South Korea)

Blue Crystal Village 지중해마을 (Asan, South Korea)

As I hit the six month countdown on my life in South Korea, I'm trying to ensure I see everything I can! One thing on my list was the Blue Crystal Village, also known as Asan Mediterranean Village. It's a themed village of shops, restaurants and cafes in South Korea...

Boryeong Mud Festival 2018

Boryeong Mud Festival 2018

So the Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual festival which occurs every year in mid-July about 200km south of Seoul. The mud in Boryeong is full of minerals, bentonites, and germaniums. The festival started in 1997 to promote cosmetic products mades from the mud. The...

El Nido, Philippines

El Nido, Philippines

Bruh. El Nido of Palawan, Philippines is hands down one of the most beautiful and serene places I have ever been to. If you are considering travel in Asia, perhaps to Thailand or somewhere similar, I would shift your attention towards the Philippines immediately for a...

Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland

The final Asian Disney park for me to visit was Hong Kong Disneyland & it did not disappoint. Honestly, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong are all impressive in their own ways. The Hong Kong Disneyland castle is currently undergoing a HUGE transformation, but the...

Hong Kong in a Day

Hong Kong in a Day

I may have a common theme of short little trips to these remarkable cities. Up next, I have Hong Kong. Let's jump right to a day in one of the most International cities on Earth: Morning: I cannot stress to you the importance of what I am about to say: wake up early...

Busan Gamcheon Culture Village-부산 감천문화마을

Busan Gamcheon Culture Village-부산 감천문화마을

Busan Gamcheon Culture Village Busan is the second largest city in South Korea about 325 km southeast of Seoul. Along Came Some Facts: During the Korean War, refugees fled for safety to Busan, the only area of the peninsula that remained free from fighting. Quickly,...

Do’s & Do Not’s: Thailand (Phuket & Bangkok)

Do’s & Do Not’s: Thailand (Phuket & Bangkok)

Thailand is one of the most alluring countries rich with culture and natural beauty. I have been back twice and I am still not even close to quenching my thirst for everything the country has to offer. However, because the country is so frequently visited by tourists,...

Taipei, Taiwan for Lunar New Year 2018

Taipei, Taiwan for Lunar New Year 2018

Helllllo everyone! So, we spent a weekend in Taipei, Taiwan for February 16-19 & Lunar New Year occurred on the 16th. Ideally, you'd like to get there the week before the actual day so that you can celebrate the festivities leading up to the day, but the weekend...

Taipei’s Addiction Aquatic Development 上引水產

Taipei’s Addiction Aquatic Development 上引水產

I recently traveled to Taiwan for Lunar New Year celebrations & while I was there,  I visited Taipei's Addiction Aquatic Development Center. So let me begin by saying that this place blew me out of the water. I was expecting some Taiwanese seafood market so, on...

A Spring Day in Daegu

A Spring Day in Daegu

Daegu, South Korea is the fourth largest city located in the southeast region of the country. It has plenty to do with a population of over 2.5 million residents! I had been here once before last year & let me start by saying, I spent only ONE day of free time...

A Weekend in Siem Reap: Temples by bike & more

A Weekend in Siem Reap: Temples by bike & more

Siem Reap, Cambodia has been on my bucket list since the first day I saw a photo of Angkor Wat. I only had two days in Siem Reap so I had to make it count! In order to effectively see as much as I could the first day, we booked a bike tour from Viator. Honestly, one...

Jeonju Hanok Village-전주한옥마을

Jeonju Hanok Village-전주한옥마을

A perfect day trip in Korea is Jeonju, South Korea. There is so much history in the area (people first settled in the city over 10,000 years ago!) & it's filled with charm.   The Hanok Village is filled with small exhibits of Korean rice wine, traditional Korean...

A Kyoto Quick Trip!

A Kyoto Quick Trip!

I had 30 hours to see Kyoto, Japan. Thirty short hours. But this 30 hours just so happened to fall beautifully in the first week of Sakura bloom of Spring in late March. If you don't know about Sakura season, please listen. Sakura is also known as Cherry Blossoms...

My Must Do’s: Tokyo

My Must Do’s: Tokyo

I feel as though Japan is yet another one of those countries where you could spend years in, yet never see it all! I took my first trip to Tokyo in July and here are a few things I did that you shouldn't miss: #1 EAT-- you should obviously EAT. A lot of yummy Japanese...

Tokyo DisneyLand & DisneySea

Tokyo DisneyLand & DisneySea

Yes & I will repeat: "I'm one of those crazy Disney people." My goal is to visit all 12 Disney parks on Earth so I can't live in Asia and not visit the two in Tokyo, Japan. During my time I visited both Disneyland and Disneysea. I will say right now: With the...

Our Must Eats: Tokyo

Our Must Eats: Tokyo

Okay so I will start by saying: I am not a food blogger. However, I'm a hugeeeeeee fan of food. Tokyo is an amazing city to eat and explore in! My good friend Grace traveled to Japan after I did and brought back many, many recommendations, which this post would not...