I’m Married. Now What? My Travel Plans for the Next Six Months

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I’m Married. Now What? My Travel Plans for the Next Six Months

I'm Married. Now What?

I'm Married. Now What?

“You’re married. Does it mean that you’re going to settle down somewhere?”

“Where will you live, in America or Korea?”

“Where is your honeymoon house?”

I got a lot of questions about what will be changed after we got married. Since we’ve been digital nomads for a long time, we don’t have a ‘honeymoon house’ like an average couple. Long story short, I’ll still be Runaway Juno, just slightly modified. Stephen and I both have passion for traveling, obviously, but we also understand the importance of solo travel and independency. We will be traveling together, sometimes separate, and will have a place to settle down later this year. Nothing’s changed, except that we swore our commitment in front of our loved ones and are now wearing a wedding band.

We have a busy year ahead. What’s next? Here is the travel plans for the next six months.

 

April

Angel Flight Outback Trailblazer

“Pack your swag for the adventure of a lifetime”

Outback Trailblazer Logo

As you could tell from my experience last year, I fell in love with the Outback. I almost felt like that I left something behind. Then the opportunity presented itself. In association with Outback Queensland, I’m heading back to the Outback to cover the event of the year, Angel Flight Outback Trailblazer! This time, I’m bringing my husband with me.

Teams will be driving 4WD vehicles for seven days from Apr 18 to 25, while experiencing the real bush experiences, fun challenges, and explore the real countryside. It’s a charity event for Angel Flight, which flies country people who are suffering the triple trouble of bad health, poor finances and huge distance, free of charge.

We’ll be heading down to Charleville (yay!) to cover the event on Apr 16.

 

May

New Zealand

“Going back to where everything Began”

We just couldn’t not visit New Zealand while we’re down there. New Zealand is, as many of you know by now, where everything started for me. The wonderful world of traveling, joy of meeting interesting people, the importance and diversity of nature, open-mindedness, and the fact that there are more nice people than bad ones, I learned it all from there. I’m thrilled to travel to New Zealand with Stephen. I can finally show him the beauty and importance of this place. Can’t wait to rejoice with my good friend Diana and Jason, who traveled all the way to attend our wedding!

 

June

Peru

“Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca”

Finally, I’m going to see this place myself as a part of “Peru Inca Heritage Tour”. Stephen and Noel are expanding their tour to South America this year. Many of my AWE (Asian Women’s Empowerment) ladies joined the tour through our conference last year. This trip will be combination of a lot of good things. Stephen and I are planning a separate trip to Lake Titikaka. It’s a special place for me ever since it was mentioned in a Korean movie “Who Are You” back in 2002.

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July-August

The United States

Me and my in-laws

Me and my in-laws

We’ll be heading back to the U.S. after Peru. My in-laws (I have are in-laws now!) preparing a small wedding party for relatives and friends who weren’t able to come for the wedding in Korea. We’ll utilize the time to make a short trip and visiting more friends and families.
 

August

Indonesia

“To successful AWE ’15!”

AWE is happening for the third time. This time, we moved to a new country, Indonesia! The theme for this year is “Empowerment in Action”. Enticing, yes? I’ll be there early to finalize some details, and try to get some more last minute sign ups. The Early Bird registration just opened, and we now have a new website! Come check us out: http://conference.aweasia.org/.

 

September

Indonesia/Korea

“AWE ’15 and Chuseok holiday in Korea”

After successfully hosting AWE ’15 (hopefully), we’ll be briefly coming back to Korea to celebrate Chuseok with my family. It will be the first big holiday that we’ll celebrate as a married couple.

 

We’ll have a few more plans that are not finalized yet. Uncertainty is, sometimes, exciting, isn’t it? But we are planning to find somewhere we can settle down later this year, probably sometime around Thanksgiving. I’ve been waiting for this moment for last four years. Another busy year is ahead. Lots of traveling, lots of work, and lots of challenges I’m sure. But we’ll try to make the best of the situation and find happiness along the way. That’s why we choose this path, isn’t it?

If we are in the same area with you, please let us know! One of the biggest joys of traveling is to meet new friends on the road.

 

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .

12 Comments

  1. Stephen says:

    What is a honeymoon house?

  2. *Ahem* the honeymoon house is where you are supposed to have been intimate the first time 😛 perhaps not so relevant for modern day couples…

    And why is everything in capital case when I type…

    Oh, i do love the outback Juno – although you may want to specify that’s in Australia, not too many people know what just an ‘outback’ refers to LOL – and I have a special place in my heart for Peru, that’s where Will and I spent 4 months and hooked up 🙂 Say hi to it for me!

    • Juno Kim says:

      In Korea, “honeymoon house (신혼집)” means the first home of the couple. It’s an important part of the marriage here.

      Outback Australia (hehe) is special to me as well! I just loved it so much. We’ll be in Queensland, and a bit of South Australia.

      I’ll say Peru for you and Will! 🙂

  3. I for one don’t really believe that marriage should change much, if anything at all. Carry on!

    • Juno Kim says:

      Some things are changed for us, but we found it all positive (like, family relationship). I believe that marriage shouldn’t change who the person is either! 🙂

  4. Bryan says:

    Don’t you just wish people would keep their dang questions to themselves? I know that I do. Now that we’re telling people Shannan is pregnant, the first thing everyone says is, “There goes your travel days!” What a rude thing to say on so many levels. Yes, our traveling will change but not end. Why rub that in? Maybe we’re looking forward to a new adventure. Then there’s the judgmental undertones in the question. I don’t question them when they complain about the expense of diapers with a designer handbag hanging off their arm.

    Sorry for the tirade. I wish you many travels on your road of marriage!

  5. So jealous you are going back to NZ, our favorite country to date. We will be traveling the US this summer as well, maybe we will cross paths.

  6. Mikeachim says:

    Sounds terrific!

    Except for the part where yet again, our paths don’t cross. We need to sort that out. This year would be a good year for it.

  7. That’s quite the agenda for your first 6 months!

    I loved Peru! I need to get back to explore more of it; Machu Picchu took up most of the trip, so I’d like to explore places like Lake Titicaca.

    New Zealand is high on my list to visit – coming from New York, I want to go when I can dedicate two weeks to explore.

    -Todd
    Thanks for explaining “honeymoon house” – I was about to look that up.

  8. So happy to read your updates.

    All the best on this new journey, and all of your new journeys together. Hope to see you again sometime soon!

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