Ultimate Packing List

Welcome to the ultimate packing list, your go-to guide for all your travel adventures! Whether you’re heading to a sunny beach destination, planning a camping trip in the great outdoors, or jetting off to explore a new country, this comprehensive list has got you covered. I’ve curated a selection of travel essentials categorized for your convenience, and the best part?

Seoul, South Korea Travel Blog

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is pretty high up there when it comes to favorite cities in the world amongst tourists. Seoul is very high-energy and is often compared to New York City and Tokyo. There is so much to see and do and is the perfect place for anyone to enjoy.

Trip to Namhae and Yeosu, South Korea

I wanted to head to the southern coast of South Korea for a short 5-day break. During my search, Namhae and Yeosu stood out the most. Officially called Namhaedo Island, Namhae in Gyeongsangnam-do is the fifth largest island in Korea and just one of the the 70-plus islands off the southern coast. A large section of the island is considered a national park and offers splendid landscapes where the mountains meet the sea. Yeosu is a port city on the East China Sea Coast to the west of Namhae. Both locations are definitely worth visiting!

Traveling Around South Korea from Osan / Camp Humphreys

Here is a compilation of the sights in South Korea that I have visited along with a brief description and some photos of each. I will be in South Korea for 3 years and want to see as much of it as possible. Keep checking back to see more locations and let me know if you have any suggestions that I haven’t been to yet.

Bucket List Challenge

“That’s on my bucket list!” is one of the most common phrases heard today for the desire of a new life experience sometime down the road. A bucket list is a list of goals to be accomplished and a way to see how much of your life has been spent living! Though more often than… Continue Reading →

Where in Europe Photo Quiz

Can you match the picture to where in Europe it was taken? Comment below with how many you got correct and which ones you didn’t know. All photos were taken by me and can be read about in my blog posts 🙂

Rovaniemi, Finland Travel Blog

Rovaniemi is the official hometown of Santa Claus on the Arctic Circle in Lapland, Finland and the ultimate Winter getaway! There’s snow on the ground for approximately six months of the year, which makes this European city feel like Christmas even in the off-season. Although the Coronavirus forced us to go home early, we were… Continue Reading →

Malaga and Ronda, Spain Travel Blog

Malaga Malaga was the perfect European destination for a 3-day weekend in February. The weather was perfect the entire time, the food was great, and the sights were gorgeous. Malaga lies on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, about 100 kilometers east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km north of Africa…. Continue Reading →

Zurich, Switzerland Travel Blog

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. Zurich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country. Accommodation Inside FIVE City Apartments I stayed at Inside Five City… Continue Reading →

San Marino Travel Blog

Travel San Marino is a perfect destination to visit from Bologna. A lot of people go just for a day trip, but I read that it is nice to be there for sunrise and sunset as well, so I decided to stay one night. I am so glad that I did! One day would have… Continue Reading →

Bologna, Italy Travel Blog

Accomodation: Hotel Holiday I stayed at Hotel Holiday, which is pretty centrally located. It’s about a 10 minute walk to the Two Towers and Piazza Maggiore, and a 15 minute walk to the central train station. It offers a small complementary breakfast buffet. The bed was large and the shower was amazing! I think the… Continue Reading →

Tallinn, Estonia Travel Blog

Tallinn is the capital city of Estonia that is extremely photogenic with wonderful sights that include ancient churches, medieval streetscapes, and noble merchants’ houses. I really loved how walkable the Old Town is. On every single street, there was something beautiful to see. Tallinn definitely ranks very high on my list of European cities and… Continue Reading →

Visby, Sweden Travel Blog

Visby is the one stop on the cruise that pleasantly surprised me. Visby is Scandinavia’s best-preserved medieval town. It was a very photogenic destination with cobbled streets, pastel cottages, and historic buildings within the city walls. It has beautiful ruined Gothic churches. I visited during Medieval Week, which is definitely the week to go! I… Continue Reading →

Helsinki, Finland Travel Blog

Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. It is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. Since I only had one day in Helsinki, I tried to fit in as much as possible. I started the morning off by… Continue Reading →

IVHQ Tanzania Teaching Program Travel Blog

Sunset at the Crater International Volunteer HeadQuarters When researching volunteer abroad programs, I found IVHQ to be the best. Of course you can volunteer in countries at a lower cost, but I wanted to go through an organization to feel more safe traveling on my own, meet and live with other volunteers, and have the… Continue Reading →

Moshi, Tanzania Travel Blog

One of the popular excursions from Arusha is a trip to Moshi. I went with a group of 10 other IVHQ volunteers on a 2-day Moshi trip. We booked through Tanzania Host Experience and each paid $95 USD. We left on Saturday morning at 6:30AM and arrived back in Arusha Sunday afternoon around 3PM. Michael… Continue Reading →

Zanzibar, Tanzania in 4 Days Travel Blog

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 20 miles off the coast of the mainland. It consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba Island. The capital is Zanzibar City. Its historic center… Continue Reading →

York, England Travel Blog

On my way back home from the Lake District, I stopped in York for a few hours. York is a city in North Yorkshire, England located at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. Since I had my dog with me, I could only explore outside attractions besides the dog-friendly cafe that I ate… Continue Reading →

The Lake District, England Travel Blog

The Lake District is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells), and its associations with William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, and John Ruskin. The National Park was established in 1951 and covers an area of 2,362 square kilometres. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017…. Continue Reading →

Brugge, Belgium Travel Blog

Brugge (or Bruges) is a city full of canals, beer, fries, and of course the delicious waffles. It is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country. It is described as “Venice of the North” and if you catch a… Continue Reading →

Valencia, Spain Travel Blog

Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 800,000 inhabitants in the city center. The total population is around 1.6 million people. I flew into Valencia airport, which is approximately 30 minutes from the city center. There is a metro in the airport, which is the most convenient way I… Continue Reading →

Cairo and Giza, Egypt Travel Blog

We had one day to explore the sights of Cairo and Giza as part of our five day tour. We started the day by heading to the Giza plateau. There we explored several monuments including the Great Pyramid of Cheops (the only remaining wonder of the seven wonders of the ancient world dating back to… Continue Reading →

Luxor, Egypt Travel Blog

We took a 5 AM flight to Luxor Airport from Cairo Airport. The flight is only an hour. Other options from Cairo include a Nile River cruise, bus, or train. When we arrived in Luxor, a private tour guide was waiting for us. First, we crossed the Nile River to the West Bank. We were… Continue Reading →

Black Sea, Romania Travel Blog

Black Sea Constanta Casino Marina Bay Museum of National History and Archeology Roman Catholic Church Acvariu Aquarium Church in Old Town Building with Vines Constanta Casino Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul

Transylvania, Romania Travel Blog

Peles Castle Peles Castle Peles Castle Pelisor Castle Sinaia Monastery Bran Castle Secret Stairway – Bran Castle View From Club Vila Bran Club Vila Bran Bran Castle Center Bran Castle Windows Hiked up the hill across from Bran Castle Rasnov Fortress from Below Brasov City Hall Restaurant in Brasov Brasov Council Square

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