Gyeongbokgung Palace, Korea’s Main Royal Palace

One of the biggest must-see things to do in Korea and Seoul has to be Gyeongbokgung Palace. If Germany has the Neuschwanstein Castle and France has Versailles, Korea has the five grand palaces of Seoul. Gyeongbokgung Palace, the “Northern” one, is…

SEOUL

Ihwa Mural Village

Update 2020: I visited Ihwa way back in 2015. A LOT has changed since then (including these poor fish stairs below). I haven’t had a chance to revisit to update this very out of date post. I highly recommend taking…

A Walk Through Hollywood Boulevard

During my L.A. trip this past summer, I was left to my own devices for a day of exploring whatever I could get to off of the metro. Elissa recommended getting off at Hollywood/Vine and taking a walk through Hollywood Boulevard, and…

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…

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…