Posts Tagged‘travel’

Seegs Quarterly July – Sep 2016

My move to Hong Kong is complete – woohoo!! This summer felt endless with anticipation, but I’m happy to finally be here (loving it!) and underway with things. Some other things went down this summer, too, including some drama (of course). Let’s break down what I’ve been up to the past three months: More NJ – and more wedding season! I’m really glad I didn’t have to miss out on two of my best friend’s weddings. I basically planned my entire summer around attending, but I was happy to since they’ve both always been there for me and it was worth…

Attempting to Close the Door On the Past

I recently found out that the ex-boyfriend that I’d been back in touch with for six months now had gotten married in the time we were apart, and had simply failed to mention it to me upon reconnecting. Then when I found out and questioned him about it, he said that I “never asked.” It’s probably important to mention that I had indeed asked what he’d been up to since we broke up and what made him decide to move upstate (which it now seems had something to do with his new wife). He did manage to tell me about his change…

6 Foods You Must Try in Seoul

The food game in South Korea is strong. With the Korean food scene in other parts of the world starting to blow up, I was excited to see if things were different in Korea, much like how food in China is vastly different from Chinese food in America. But either surprisingly or not, Korean food is true to it’s roots and much of what you’ll find in Korea (at least in my brief experience) is exactly what I’d pictured Korean food to be like, except much more fresh and delicious. Here’s what in my mind are the 6 foods you…

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Taiwan

I was so lucky that my arrival in Taiwan coincided with the Lunar New Year Celebrations ushering in the year of the Monkey. Everything just kind of fell together, as often the best experiences usually do. It was truly something I’ll never forget. There are 15 days of celebrations beginning on the lead up to the exact day of the Lunar New Year (New Moon) and culminating in the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the lunar cycle (Full Moon), which marks the end of the celebrations and formally begins the New Year. While I’ll run down the 15…

First Impressions of Taipei

I arrived in Taipei in what was literally the coldest it’s been in 15 years. OF COURSE that would happen to me, and I have to just laugh about it. I had come from New York, which was simultaneously experiencing the “Snowstorm of the Century”, therefore many people from back home probably couldn’t understand what I was complaining about. But the difference is since it’s never really that cold in Taiwan, there is no heat to be found anywhere. So whatever temperature it is outdoors (38° F in this case), it is the same temperature indoors. Ok. End of weather-related…

My 5 Best Travel Moments of 2015

This year was personally one of my greatest years on record for traveling. Even though things were a bit rocky at times this year, it always makes me feel so grateful to look back and be thankful for the journey. I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the experiences I’ve had, as well as the resources to make it all possible (even if it took some sacrifices along the way). Getting right to the point, here are my top 5 travel highlights of 2015:   1) Road tripping the Pacific Coast Highway This is one of the most beautiful drives on Earth. I…

Savannah, GA Unedited

The pages of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” come alive while sipping a sweet iced tea under a willow tree on a hazy summer day. I went to Savannah, Georgia many moons (and several years) ago on a Girls Getaway with my sisters for my mom’s 60th birthday. Overall, I’d recommend Savannah highly to anyone looking for any type of weekend getaway. It’s rich with beautiful architecture and weeping willows everywhere you turn. Sometimes I think it’s better to show you a place instead of telling you, so here are some photos I took when I was there. Please…

What You Didn’t See On Instagram

Of course on my social media accounts, you’ll only find beautiful photos of the seemingly fun times and beautiful landscapes while I’m traveling. However, I have to admit there’s always a lot more going on behind the scenes. Things that I don’t necessarily know how to convey to people who repeatedly tell me how envious they are of my travels. So here’s my attempt to relay some of what was really going on behind some of my Instagram posts:   I took this photo in Vietnam, approximately 4 minutes before I tripped and twisted my ankle, while tumbling down the street like a rubber ball.…

Here’s Why Hoi An is the Jewel of Vietnam

I’d heard more than once that Hoi An was a really great city to visit in Vietnam, and one that shouldn’t be missed. So I certainly made it a point not to miss it! What I didn’t expect, though, was that I’d fall deeply in love with Hoi An, and eventually find it extremely hard to leave. Here’s 5 reasons why Hoi An is the Jewel of Vietnam: •   Diversity of Landscape With some of the most beautiful resorts in Southeast Asia, the area surrounding Hoi An including An Bang and Cua Dai is a beach destination in its…

Traveling with Intention and Travel+SocialGood

I’d say about twice a year I go to an event that inspires me so deeply and aligns so remarkably well with what I believe in, that it’ll keep me on a motivational and psychological high for weeks and even months. Last week I had my biannual experience at the Travel+SocialGood Academy Day. Nicolette Orlemans, who is host of the hugely popular #CultureTrav Twitter Chat and is someone that also inspires me greatly, told me about this event a few days prior over some delicious Korean BBQ. I couldn’t be more elated that she did. Because of some of my more recent travels, it’s…