My Road Less Traveled

Traveler. Teacher. Food lover. Happiness seeker.

How Did I End Up Here?

Have you ever woken up one day and wondered “How on earth did I get here?” Has your life ever taken a ton of turns and you all of a sudden realized you’re not where you wanted to be? Welcome to my life. I had a plan. I knew what I wanted and all of […]

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A Quick Trip to Java

Yogyakarta, a town on the island of Java in Indonesia, is a place most backpackers I had talked to had never even heard of. As most tourists opt to head straight down to Bali, the Indonesia hot spot on every backpackers list, I made Yogya (as it’s more commonly known), a priority for my trip. […]

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Do you call this a 3 month vacation?

Since embarking in my journey I have felt a lot of emotions, but there is one thing that gets me every time. I absolutely CANNOT STAND when people, FRIENDS, from home tell me that I’m on a 3 month vacation. I’m not sure what they think I’m doing out here, but “vacation” is definitely not […]

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Saying Goodbye

Yesterday was the first time I’ve had to leave a place and move on to my next destination. When I decided to do the solo traveler thing I had no idea it would be so easy to meet people. One minute your strangers and the next minute you’re friends. We all have at least one […]

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I heart Boracay

I’m writing this in a shitty van, driving through the Philippine countryside from Caticlan to Kalibo. This 2 hour ride feels like it’s taking forever, with all the winding, bumps and my mild hangover. I finally pried myself away from Boracay and I’m moving on to El Nido. I have a long travel day ahead […]

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One Adventure Ends & Another Begins

The past three days have been f’ing stressful. That’s the only way I know how to start this. Leaving Korea has been ten times more stressful than when I arrived. On Tuesday I moved out of my apartment. Even though I had gone home in January and taken home more than 120 pounds worth of […]

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Booking Travel and Freaking Out

Let me start off with this, I came to Korea to travel.  Of course I wanted to experience living in Asia, but I also knew that I’d walk away with a huge chunk of change with which I could afford to fund a long trip around Southeast Asia; a three and a half month trip […]

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OMG we’re in China!!!

I’m writing this post on the high speed train traveling from Shanghai to Beijing traveling at 301kilometers per hour. Pretty crazy. We (myself and three other friends that are also teaching in Korea) arrived in Shanghai on Tuesday and spent five days sightseeing, getting into and out of sticky situations and partying China/hostel style. Fun […]

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Born and raised in the township neighboring the city limits of Philadelphia, I’ve grown up immersed in this wonderful city.  Here are 10 Things I <3 About Philadelphia: Cheesesteaks. Cheesesteaks. CHEESESTEAKS.  It’s no surprise that cheesesteaks is number one on my list.  Being born and raised in a township bordering Philadelphia I have been brought […]

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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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