Travel

Excitement, Uncertainties, and Unexpected Homesickness

“Llesta, llesta!” the bank teller yelled at me. I didn’t know what she was saying but by the way she was waving her arms at me, I didn’t have to guess. I was done. That was one of the many steps I had to take in order to get my Spanish I.D. “Yes, finally, I have everything I need to…

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Life, Travel

On to the Next Step: Spain!

Hello friends, After a whole year of planning and hustling, I’m finally ready to take the next step of my journey: moving abroad! For the next nine months or so, I’ll be living and teaching English in Pais Vasco, Spain, as well as writing and exploring. I’m extremely excited for this opportunity to live abroad and learn a whole new…

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North America, Travel

Mount Rainier National Park (Washington State)

The nature of the Pacific Northwest enchants me. With its thick forests, snowy mountains, and shimmering lakes, it’s hard for one not to visit and feel like they are part of something bigger and that’s exactly how I felt when I visited Mount Rainier National Park. About an hour and a half outside of Seattle, my friend and I felt…

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Travel

SEATTLE: I-See-You

In all honesty, I didn’t think I would like Seattle that much. Aside from rain, Tom Hanks, vampires, and how can I forget– Grey’s Anatomy, I didn’t really know what to expect. “If it rains as much as Portland,” I told my friend, “I’m not sure if I’ll like it” because when I was in Portland, I walked around with…

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Travel

10 Things You Should Know Before Traveling Alone

Congratulations. You want to go traveling alone! That’s very exciting and very brave of you. But before you go and have a life-transforming experience, here are a few things you should know before you go because the more prepared you are, the more fun you’ll have. 1. Research the Culture and Respect It Unfortunately, I’ve seen way too many people…

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Interviews, Travel

From Taiwan to NYC: Meet Kino Lee Music

Kino Lee is a film composer, pianist and violinist from Taiwan who moved to New York City to pursue music. She has been performing her instruments for more than 20 years and now is focusing on composing for visual media. Hi Kino, please tell us how you ended up in New York City as a musician! KL: I am from…

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