My Road Less Traveled

Traveler. Teacher. Food lover. Happiness seeker.

I’m in Korea!

Wow!  I made it.  After nearly a year in the making I’m finally here in Korea.  I kind of can’t believe it and it partially doesn’t feel real.  I’m here at orientation and I find that I’m having a hard time adjusting.  I’m not sure if it’s over-exhaustion, being so over classes, or one of […]

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Seoul Bound

The day has finally come. After five seriously hectic, beyond stressful, never-ending days, I’m finally on my way. I thought the time would never come that I’d actually be on the plane. The past five days have been filled with so many emotions … I’ve been happy, sad, excited, stressed, exhausted, upset and everything in […]

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Countdown: 5 Days!!!

So the countdown begins.  I’m Korea bound in five days.  Holy shit —> 5 DAYS!!!  I’m feeling: prepared, not prepared, nervous, ready, overwhelmed, joyous, freaking out and excited all at the same time.  The adventure that has been in the making for practically a year is about to commence.  I’ve worked hard, cried hard and […]

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Off to Israel

I’m Israel bound today and I must admit, it feels weird.  I can’t quite explain what I’m feeling.  It might be that I’ve been sick for the past few days, or that I haven’t been abroad in the past 6 months, but I don’t have that excitement, can’t wait to get on the plane, ‘ready for […]

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It’s A New Year! Why Not?

Now that the New Year is finally upon us, I think it’s safe to say that just about everyone has made (and that some have already broken) their New Year’s Resolutions.  I’ve spent some time thinking about some resolutions for myself and rather unsuccessfully have only come up with only one.  I mean there’s always the typical, […]

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Millions of Speculations

Since I’ve decided to apply (and have been accepted!!!!!!) to the English Program in Korea (EPIK), I have been reading blog after blog, looking at countless YouTube videos and doing tons of research, trying to find out as much information as humanly possible about the program, and life as an expat in Korea.  I’ve read about […]

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I’m going to BUSAN!

So, it’s official!  I’m going to be teaching English in BUSAN!!!  The second largest city in South Korea, with a whopping population of close 4 million people is where I will spent the next year of my life.  I found about the news a little over a month ago and (in true procrastinator fashion) have just gotten […]

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Remembering To Be Thankful

As the holiday weekend has come to an end I am realizing that I spent a lot of time over the past few days thinking ‘What is Thanksgiving really all about?’  Thanksgiving – although technically just another calendar day to most citizens of the world … the Thursday after the third Wednesday in November – reminds […]

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To Live Happy

If you check out the ‘About Danielle’ on my sidebar, or my blurb on Twitter you’ll find the following words about me … just trying to live happy (and travel).  In my 20-something years on this earth I have too often found myself surrounded by people who aren’t content, are unhappy with their current ‘situation’, […]

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A Life of Travel is the Life for Me

Limon, Costa Rica - Balcony

Since moving home to Philadelphia I realized one thing that I’ve never quite realized before.  I’m different.  I’m different from my friends who have 9-5 jobs.  I’m different from my friends who have apartments in the city and cars and commitments and obligations.  And I’m different from other people who have those things too.  I […]

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