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…

Lovely & Cozy Studio in Gangnam

Let me preface this whole article by wholeheartedly assuring you that given the opportunity to stay in one place in Seoul again, this studio in Gangnam would be my choice every single time. The only reason I see not staying here is…

Seoul Jazz Festival 2015

Started in 2007, Seoul Jazz Festival has become a mainstay in Seoul’s music scene, returning each year around May. Easily one of my favorite festivaly things to do in Korea! It’s got a very calm vibe, the kind I’d drink…