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Category: Trips & Excursions

Jumunjin Beach

This was a last minute, spontaneous trip with my German friend. She speaks Korean well, so I felt traveling with her outside of Seoul...
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Jeju Island

Jeju Island is arguably the most popular vacation spot in South Korea, so this was another weekend trip I wanted to go on. This...
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Train to Busan

Busan is the 2nd largest city in Korea, so I knew I wanted to visit at some point. I went with a friend on...
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My Favorite New Zealand Adventures

Before going, everyone told me New Zealand is the land of adventure. After studying abroad there, I can confirm that this is, in fact,...
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A Weekend in Two Continents

A photo essay Celebrated my 21st birthday by traveling for six hours. This is me eating my birthday cake outside the Florence Airport because...
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The North Island–Must Dos and Must Don’ts

University of Otago is located in the ever-magical, outdoorsy, grand South Island of New Zealand. Because of the scenery from the southern alps to...
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So…let’s talk about money

 I don’t even want to say how much I’ve spent in these past two months. It’s…a lot of money. And since I’m studying in...
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What I Learned About Traveling in Europe

Europe is unbelievably small, especially for someone who’s traveled to most of the Midwest by car. I’ve taken two road trips from Chicago down...
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Dealing with Summit Fever

It was gusting 30 knots (34 mph, 55.6 kph) and we were standing there on a totally exposed set of stairs leading straight up. Stairs...
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Reflecting on my Study Abroad Experience

It’s currently August 9th, and I leave for home in less than 2 weeks! As the final days of my program come to a...
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