Argentina, Chile, South America


Before starting to research for my trip to South America, I didn't know much about Patagonia. However, as soon as it registered on my radar I was determined to go there. The nature and hiking appealed to me, and the scenery looked like nothing I had ever seen before. Patagonia is the most southern region… Continue reading Patagonia

Argentina, South America

Bicycle Wine Tour in Mendoza

We decided to go to Mendoza because it is the best known wine region in Argentina. On our way to begin our day that we expected to full of wine we drove past the snow capped Andes. None of us expected to see such a beautiful site so casually. Especially seeing that Courts and I… Continue reading Bicycle Wine Tour in Mendoza

Argentina, South America

Buenos Aires: It’s more of a feeling than a concrete jungle.

We took an 17 hour overnight bus from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires. This bus trip was incredible, but I'll save that for a separate post.  The day we arrived in Buenos Aires we did a free walking tour in the city center. In this tour we saw the congress building, Palacio Barolo, Plaza de… Continue reading Buenos Aires: It’s more of a feeling than a concrete jungle.

Argentina, Brazil

My favorite place on Earth, Igauzu Falls

I was fortunate enough to visit Iguazu Falls with my family in 2005. I always had such fond memories of the Falls, I wanted to return! Luckily, I was able to this April. The Iguazu Falls are waterfalls that lie in both Brazil and Argentina and are considered to be the largest waterfall system in… Continue reading My favorite place on Earth, Igauzu Falls


Rio de Janeiro

Jess, Courtney and I were in Rio de Janerio for 4 days over Easter. It was great to be united again, as I haven't seen Jess since leaving Korea. Our activities were a great combination of exploring and relaxing on the beach with a caipirinaha in hand. The trip had a bit of a rough… Continue reading Rio de Janeiro


Exploring the Amazon Rainforest

Courts and I decided to do a tour in the Amazon for two nights and three days before we left for our three month adventure. We booked with Manaus Booking, which besides not having a fan in our room, did everything they promised. This tour was pretty budget, but was perfect for what we needed.… Continue reading Exploring the Amazon Rainforest

Brazil, South America

What to do in São Paulo for two days?

Brazil! We made it! Our first stop in our three month trip to South America was São Paulo, Brazil. We spent two days here, learning about architecture and street art. Before arriving in São Paulo, I had read a lot about how 'unsafe' the city was- however I was pleasantly surprised by how at ease… Continue reading What to do in São Paulo for two days?

South Korea

My Top 10 Korean Words 

When living in South Korea, I was able to pick up some key words and phrases in Korean. To clarify, I was in no way fluent but I could get by relatively comfortably from knowing what I knew.   First thing to know is that the Korean alphabet is called Hangul. This alphabet is learnable… Continue reading My Top 10 Korean Words 

South Korea

Why teach English in South Korea?

I spent two years working at a government elementary school in Busan, South Korea. To say that this experience was life changing is an understatement of note. The amount of personal growth and exploring I was able to do can't be matched by any other life experience I've had. Let me start off by saying that I've… Continue reading Why teach English in South Korea?