Runaway Tales

June 30, 2020

COVID 19 and Quarantine. How Did It Change You?

COVID 19 and Quarantine certainly changed things a bit. How did it change you?   The longest March ever has passed. April and May weren’t great either. And now we’ve just passed the longest day of the year (Summer Solstice). […]
June 5, 2020

Hawaii’s Thirty Meter Telescope Controversy and Why I Couldn’t Visit W. M. Keck Observatory

What Does the Thirty Meter Telescope Mean to the People of Hawaii? Visiting Mauna Kea and the W. M. Keck Telescopes has been on my list for a very long time. Mauna Kea is known as one of the best […]
May 26, 2020

How Are You Doing? Me? I Am Not Doing Okay.

This is such a strange world to be living in, isn’t it?   There has never been a better time than the present to check in with each other. How are you doing? Me? Honestly, I am not doing ok. […]
May 11, 2020

When Whales and Humans Talk: Fall Whaling in Utqiagvik, Alaska

Some experiences are so powerful that they take a long time to process. Witnessing whaling in Utqiagvik was like that for me. I traveled to Utqiagvik, Alaska (formerly known as Barrow), the northernmost town in the United States, in October. […]
September 2, 2017

Adventure Makes People Happy: Where to go and What to do?

There is plenty of scientifically proven evidence that travel and experiences make people happier than owning things. Forbes says, the secret of happiness is spend money of experiences, not things. CNN says travel can be a savior. As we already […]
August 14, 2017

My Name is Juno Kim and I’m an Immigrant. I Live the American Dream Now.

Just like that, I became an immigrant. I nervously approached a customs officer at Honolulu International Airport. The arrival area in US airports has always made me very nervous and this was not an exception. I handed my yellow envelope […]
July 27, 2017
Kumis

The Kumis Magic: the Power of Fermented Mare’s Milk

Drinking fermented horse’s milk? I’ve heard about it. I thought about it. I doubted it. I thought I’d never get into it. And now I’m obsessed. It’s natural to use dairy products from the animals people have. So, using milk […]
July 18, 2017
Kyrgyzstan

Things You Didn’t Know about Kyrgyzstan

This was my first time visiting Central Asia. I’ve been hearing a lot of stories because Stephen lived and traveled there extensively, but I never had a chance to visit until now. Kyrgyzstan, the name I can finally spell without […]
June 27, 2017

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [4] Cheonwangbong Peak Sunrise Extravagant

Did our family do a lot of good deeds? This is the day when I know the truth. Today’s itinerary: Jangteomok Shelter – Cheonwangbong Peak – back to shelter – Baekmudong – Seoul Deep in the night, the hour even […]
June 12, 2017

Walking on the Annapurna Sanctuary: Resham Firiri, the Fish Tale, and Mustang Coffee

Annapurna, finally we meet. Annapurna is one of the names that brings romantic feelings. In Korea, the land of hikers, trekking in the Annapurna is a dream for many people. Our newly elected President Moon is famous in Nepal for […]
April 3, 2017

The Complete Guide to International Marriage – How to Bring Your Spouse to the U.S.

I’ll show you how to bring your spouse to the U.S. It is, surprisingly, very complicated. Are you an international couple and decided to get married? Congratulations! Did you already plan for your wedding? You might want to plan your […]
March 8, 2017

Read Inspiring Stories of Women on This International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! It’s March 8th, the day we celebrate women all around the world. Today this day feels more important than ever, especially in times like these. I’m celebrating by wearing a red shirt and thinking of all […]