KYOTO

What to See in Kyoto: 10 Sights Not to Miss on Your First …

Wondering exactly what to see in Kyoto? Don’t miss these ten spots!  One weekend in May, my friend Lynsey and I got lucky with a 5 day weekend from our schools in Korea. So we decided to hop over to…

Elissa’s Solo Travel to Hong Kong

What exactly is it like to solo travel to Hong Kong? I thought I would ask my good friend, Elissa. If there is one person I met who defines wanderlust, it would be her. After growing up and graduating from a…

Chocolate con Churros

What do you think of when you think of Spanish food? Paella… tapas… When I first studied in Spain, I honestly had very few images of what kind of food I’d encounter. I knew I’d see a Mediterranean diet, but…

72 Hours in Paris, France

Early December 2012, I was able to spend 72 hours in Paris with some study abroad friends. It was my penultimate trip in Europe and a city I had been eager to see for years. Not to mention, we were in…

How to Book a Hostel the Right Way

Knock on wood, but I have rarely ever stayed in a bad hostel. Between a mix of being insanely prissy/ pretty chill and pretty cheap, I have spent many a day searching through hostel websites and travel blogs to find…

Experiencing a Temple Stay in Korea at Naesosa

No matter your religion (or lack thereof), you can’t argue it has had a big hand in shaping a lot of the world’s culture and society. Learning more about it can help strengthen your understanding of a specific country. In terms…