Leaf covered path at the arboretum

Autumn Adventures: Gyeongsangnam-do Arboretum

I'm doing my best to see as many colorful leaves as I can before they all fall to the ground and the cold grip of winter clenches around South Korea. For the very reason, I could not pass up an invite to spend my Saturday at the Gyeongsangnam-do Arboretum. This past weekend, I headed to…

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Traveling Korea: Andong (안동) & Pohang (포항)

On a sunny October weekend, I was lucky enough to take a trip to two new places in South Korea, Andong and Pohang. The trip was an overnight adventure planned out and taken by my school, so on a cold Saturday morning, I boarded a large travel bus full of students and those who work…

Traveling Korea: Haeinsa 해인사

Despite living in another country without a car and with little working knowledge of the language, I have found that it's quite easy to venture outside of my city and explore Korea. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to take a trip to Haeinsa (해인사), a temple founded in the year 802 and one…

Traveling Korea: Suncheon 순천

Chuseok is a Korean holiday that most western websites describe as "Korean Thanksgiving," as it is a celebration of the Harvest and a time when the younger generations leave their homes in the city to visit their families in the countryside. This extended holiday meant that I got a five-day weekend, which presented itself as…

Beauty in the Green Mountains

Vermont is hands down one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Everything about my time in Vermont was breathtaking. The air was fresh, the hikes were incredible, and the small town of Bennington was vibrant. I visited Vermont back in June with my friend Lindsey, another avid hiker and childhood friend. Knowing…