Tag Archives: Health

Hiking the Fairytale Land That is Seoraksan National Park

Exactly five months ago, my friend Katrina told me about this magical place her friend had gone hiking in Korea – Seoraksan National Park. I’ve been obsessed with the place ever since – constantly Googling and researching it, incessantly checking #Seoraksan on Instagram, and trying to find the PERFECT weekend to go. I learned that […]

One Week in Paradise | Malapascua Island, Philippines

We were given one full week off of work for summer vacation (don’t ever tell me teachers have it easy) and we knew exactly where we wanted to spend it: the PHILIPPINES. Because what more do you want from a summer getaway than perfect beaches, incredible scuba diving and dirt cheap rum&cokes? Getting to Malapascua Island: […]

My Newfound Obsession with ACROYOGA

If we’re Facebook friends or if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably gotten sufficiently annoyed and sick of my incessant #AcroYoga posts and pictures. #Sorrythatimnotsorry, but AcroYoga is THE SHIT. It’s an intense workout, it’s SO MUCH FUN and it looks fricken awesome. To be honest, it’s a lot easier than it looks. But sometimes […]

A Bike Ride a Day Keeps the Doctor Away | Part II

This past weekend rivaled my previous “Perfect Weekend in Busan” since making the awesome discovery that Busan has FREE bike rentals all over the city. About a decade ago, people started getting really concerned about the sketchy air quality and so the city has been opening up free bike rental shops over the years to encourage more […]

The Perfect Weekend in Busan | Water Sports at Gwangalli Beach

*NOTE: Scroll down for a list of Water Sports at Gwangalli Beach Since we’ve moved to Busan, most weekends have been spent getting heavily inebriated (sorry mom) and spending an obscene amount of money on pre-drinks, cabbies, drinks, more drinks, late night munchies and more cabbies. Busan happens to be a great place to go […]

Cold Killer Soup Recipe

Introducing my wonderful, chef-of-a-boyfriend, Nathaniel + First For Everything’s first food/recipe blog post! It’s been a month since Kirsten and I started at our new school, and it has been fun, challenging, rewarding, and most of all, exhausting. The first two weeks, I was focused on adapting to an entirely different organization and schedule, as […]

10 Things I Wish I Could Teach the Korean Kiddies

Things I WISH I could teach my kids. Not that I haven’t tried (ooooh, how I’ve tried), but some things just can’t be taught. Because you know, cultural differences, language barriers, and just sheer unwillingness to deviate from the norm in Korea. 1. One word: “PLEASE”. To be fair, the Korean version of “please” is […]

A Day in the Life of a Buddhist Monk – Beomeosa Templestay

When I envisioned life as a monk, I pictured old men telling tales in a yoga-like setting with calm music and dim lighting. I didn’t think I’d leave the temple a day later with incredibly sore legs, knees and back while semi-sleep deprived. Life as a monk is no joke. Introduction, Greetings & Learning Temple […]