You Know Korea Is Your Home When… the compilation

You Know Korea Is Your Home When… the compilation

I lived in South Korea from 2008 to 2013. After five years of life in Korea (and almost five years away from Korea), the country still has a special place in my heart. It’s where I got my start as a blogger. It’s where I caught the travel bug that I still have today....
From Canada to Croatia: the journey behind the journey

From Canada to Croatia: the journey behind the journey

So we’re sitting at my in-law’s dining room table in Nova Scotia… Getting ready for the next big adventure. We had just completed an epic road trip from Nova Scotia to Toronto to Key West — and back to Nova Scotia. I’ve only gotten around to blogging about a...
The end of one journey, the start of another, and an announcement

The end of one journey, the start of another, and an announcement

On May 13, 2016, we left my mother-in-law’s place in Nova Scotia to embark on an epic road trip throughout Canada and the US. Just myself, Laura, a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire… and just about everything we owned. We drove all around Nova Scotia, west through New Brunswick...
Looking for love as an expat — my personal success story

Looking for love as an expat — my personal success story

The first date started… awkwardly. Despite having chatted back and forth on OKCupid for several weeks beforehand, it was clear this was going to work differently than other first dates. We ordered some Korean barbecue and tried to see where things went. Rewind the...
On the purge, and what you leave behind

On the purge, and what you leave behind

With our time in Bogota coming to an end the day after this post goes live, the one sucky part of expat life must emerge: The Purge. On one level I sort of envy the minimalists who can fit / cram everything they own into a backpack. We’re not quite there yet – during...
On reverse culture shock and reverse REVERSE culture shock

On reverse culture shock and reverse REVERSE culture shock

Define ‘culture shock’: “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.” (Source: Google) Define ‘reverse culture shock’: the “unexpected difficulty in readjusting to the...