Category Archive: travel

Highlight on MANA! Cafe & Yoga Bam Bam

I had the pleasure of attending a community event hosted by MANA! Café, partnered with Yoga Bam Bam. The event was held at MANA!’s new café, conveniently located right next to Yoga Bam… Continue reading

What Are We Running From?

Those who choose to live abroad are often idealized but in the same breath get questioned about their motives. When I decided to make the leap to move abroad the first time and… Continue reading

On Moving Abroad: What I Wish I Knew the First Time

Moving to a new city, especially abroad, can be overwhelming and terrifying. It’s hard to know what to expect, being completely green and naïve to the new environment. Not only are you starting… Continue reading

Hong Kong:The Big Return

Alas, I am back in the vibrant and bustling city known as Hong Kong. Having been gone for a year, I have had time to reflect on my time away. Since being away,… Continue reading

The Trials and Tribulations of Reverse Culture Shock

Starting life in a new country brings bouts of frustration and unforeseen challenges, testing your survival skills from every angle. Culture shock is inevitable. Immersing oneself in a new environment will rock your… Continue reading

Trekking Thailand: Elephants, Tigers, and Bangla..Oh My!

As the plane glided into the air, Phuket disappearing in the distance, I began to reflect on the last 10 days in Thailand. One thought looping in my head, HOW am I still… Continue reading

Finding Your Tribe

Just like in summer camp, there’s this unspeakable bond you make with people who you meet while traveling. One small conversation on the train can lead to a lifelong friendship. When traveling, your… Continue reading

Feed the Wanderlust With a TEFL

Loading the plane, bag in hand I could hear my heart beating louder as I inched closer to my seat. My hands trembled as I struggled to put away my luggage. I couldn’t… Continue reading

What They Won’t Tell You About Moving Abroad

You got the job, the plane ticket is purchased, and you are on your way to starting your new life as an expat. This is such an exciting time for you! Props to… Continue reading

Konnichiwa, Japan!

This past November was my fifth Thanksgiving and birthday away from home, and what better way to spend it then in Japan! My coworker Xisa and I ventured to Osaka, Japan to spend… Continue reading