Runaway Tales

July 17, 2016

Jirisan Ridge Hiking: 59km of Mountain Peaks, Waterfalls, and Sunrises

I’m heading to Jirisan! This is the season of summer vacation. What are your plans? Since my job is related to travel, I don’t often take a traveling vacation, but this summer I’m heading to the wilderness for 4 days! […]
June 27, 2016

Let There be Land… The Creation Story of Wendat

According to The Book of Genesis… “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the […]
June 22, 2016

I Lose My Stuff and Miss My Flights: My Recurrent Nightmare

Suddenly I realize that it’s time to leave. Gasp. I need to move to my next destination and my stuff isn’t packed. Everyone is waiting. I must have lost track of time. Oh my gosh, what do I do? I […]
June 17, 2016

Via Ferrata Madness in Quebec: Walking on the Iron Road

So, let’s talk about via ferrata. How many of you have done it or even heard of it? The first time I got to know this foreign concept was while translating Sabah Tourism’s website from English to Korean back in […]
May 6, 2016

Most Children in Orphanages aren’t Orphans: Let’s #StopOrphanTrips

“Most children in orphanages aren’t orphans.” When I first heard this, from a colleague working in international development, it was a shocking discovery. It’s a bit of oxymoron, isn’t it? Orphans in orphanages are not actually orphans. Reading more about […]
May 5, 2016

My Funny Taipei

Coincidence. Serendipity. And then some. During the few days I recently spent in Taipei, I’ve encountered a few head scratchers. It’s not really about cultural differences; it’s more like discovering interesting items that I never thought I’d see. Here are […]
May 4, 2016

Beitou Hot Springs: Taipei’s Urban Heaven

Is there a better way to spend an afternoon than soaking in a natural hot spring? Well, there might be but this is pretty hard to beat. Even before buying a flight ticket to Taipei, I got excited about the […]
April 27, 2016

Success is about Whether You Get Up: Inspiration from Elon Musk

Even Elon Musk fails. Elon Musk, the closest thing the world have to Iron Man, is famous for his vision to change the world and humanity. Most famously, he is the founder of SpaceX, co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. […]
April 18, 2016

Are We Wasting Our University Education?

“What did you study in college?” I asked my friend Anna, who’s currently working as a freelance communications specialist. “English literature.” It was unexpected. I’ve known her through my professional network and because she’s awesome at her job, so I […]
April 14, 2016
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Sleep is the New Gluten-Free: Don’t Overlook the Importance of Sleep

For nearly thirty years, Christopher Thomas Knight lived in the woods of Maine, alone. He has been a phantom and myth to locals. He was caught after many years of burglary from the neighbors to survive. He disappeared into the […]
April 4, 2016
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Female Solo Travel Safety Tips: My Secrets

Female Solo Travel. You Can Do It Too. Travel alone as a woman can be overwhelming, especially if this is your first time. I get questions like ‘Aren’t you afraid?’, ‘How can you travel alone?’, ‘How do you keep yourself […]
March 29, 2016

Six Years of Runaway Juno: Blogversary!

It’s been six years! That’s right, March 2016 is the month of Runaway Juno’s sixth blogversary. Do you remember what the world was like six years ago? That was when smartphones were starting to become more common. I was using […]