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Surviving a last-minute trip | Things I did well (Part 2 )

Well, I did it!

I went on my last-minute travel break and I survived it.

It was heaven.

… And stress.

January 12, 2013 2
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Why I won’t hang up my travel shoes.

A few months at most… I’ll go back home just long enough to find another job to get me back to Korea.” That’s what I told myself. Returning to the U.S. was the furthest thing from my plan.

My Hindu astrologer in Dharamsala quoted a year. I had difficulty believing him. A year later,… the stars were right.

December 22, 2012 23
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Returning from a Gap Year: 9 Tips to Starting Over

Here are 7 tips to Starting Over:

• Find a job… any job.

It doesn’t matter what your major or career was before you left.

December 3, 2012 10
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Returning from a Gap Year & the Morbid idea of Starting Over

Returning to the U.S. after two years abroad was the bravest move I could make.

It also occasionally has felt like the stupidest.

There’s only one fear which plagues the backseat of every gap year | long-term traveler| expat’s insecurity…

November 25, 2012 25
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Coming home after a gap year? Well, get ready for a shock…

How did it feel being back in the U.S.? I’m going to be honest. It kinda blew.

October 22, 2012 83
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Is Travel Insurance necessary?… hmmm

I can’t say I’m an expert on travel insurance. I’ve only purchased it two times in my life and recently, because it was mandatory. But here are some findings I thought would be helpful.

April 20, 2012 27
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Art of Hobo-ing: How to Budget for long-term travel

Travel friends have been curious how I budgeted for my several months on the road and how much I spent on India and Southeast Asia. Okay, let’s start with the general topic of budgeting.

When I started out, the idea that I’d be traveling long-term didn’t click in. I actually thought I’d be on the road for a much shorter period. So, I got a crash course.

February 13, 2012 26
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Learning to Scuba Dive in Thailand with PADI

Word on the street is that you’ll get the best scuba diving deals in Southeast Asia.

January 6, 2012 20
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From MTV Producer to English Teacher in Korea (Part 1)

These days I find, readers have been curious about the life of an English teacher and how I got my start. What’s my story? How did I get this gig?… Well, my story can be shot from many angles- this is one aspect of it. Here goes part three of my four-part series…
Reality teens to real life tots

I teach in the public school elementary school system through the EPIK program. When I left my career as a TV producer and shooter in New York City to embark on my gap year, I was beginning to feel a little burnt out by the handful of MTV teen reality shows I’d been working on and the economy wasn’t getting better. I didn’t have a 9-5 job chained to a cubicle but living in NYC as a freelancer was a 24/7 gig. Sustaining a career in such a competitive city chained me to the non-stop megalopolis of pushing to

February 7, 2011 8
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