Bucket living

October 7, 2020

The Home Away from Home Dilemma

To be home, or not to be home. I left Korea after the famous Bucket Living transition, and that’s already almost ten years ago. At that time, all I wanted was to live in foreign countries, experience something different, just […]
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. […]
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 […]
January 17, 2017

My Personal Home Remedies to a Healthier Life Even While Traveling

Traveling long-term can be grueling for our body. We are more sensitive than we think! The change of diet, water, climate, and environment affects our system. Not to mention, a long-haul flight, bus or train ride is another stressful factor. […]
January 3, 2017

Thinking about the New Year: Home, Travel, and a Baby

The thoughts that keep me up at night 2016 is gone and New Year’s Day has come. The Earth traveled another 940 million kilometers (584 million miles). Where did the time go? Oh I know, I worked, traveled, watched movies, […]
December 27, 2016

A Digital Nomad’s Guide for Budapest

Looking for a temporary home in Europe? When Stephen and I were searching for a good temporary home in Europe, there were a lot of great candidates. From small towns to big cities, we were considering many options. For the […]
August 10, 2016

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [3] Yeonhacheon Shelter – Jangteomok Shelter

Walking in wilderness refreshes my body I anticipated my body would feel terribly tired but I woke up refreshed. If I walked around a city for 8 hours it would take a lot longer to get recovered, I thought. That’s […]
August 9, 2016

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [2] Nogodan – Yeonhacheon Shelter

Rise and shine! We’re heading to Yeonhacheon Shelter today. Today’s itinerary: Nogodan Shelter – Norumok (Banyabong Peak) – Samdobong Peak – Ttokibong Peak – Myungsunbong Peak – Yeonhacheon Shelter [10.3km] It’s going to be a long day. I slept about […]
August 8, 2016

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [1] Sungsamjae – Nogodan Shelter

Jirisan Ridge Hike Starts Now, let’s get into it. Today’s itinerary: Seoul-Gurye-Sungsamjae-Nogodan Shelter [3km] If you want to start from the southwest side of Jirisan, Gurye is where you want to be. From here you can start hiking from Hwaumsa […]
August 2, 2016

Explore Another Side of Mexico: Guanajuato

Thinking of Mexico? What comes to mind when you think of Mexico? Drinking a margarita on a white-sand beach? Lying by the pool at an all-inclusive resort? Those are some of the common images of tourism in Mexico. But, Guanajuato […]
July 25, 2016

What Traveling the World Taught Me: I am Lucky and You are Too

Traveling the world broaden my view of the world. And I realized, how luck I was. To little Jiyeon, the four walls of my home was my entire world. As I grew up, my world got bigger to my neighborhood […]