The Mandatory Quarantine Update

Hi friends! What a time it is! Well, let’s see. Here are some life updates that have happened or started to happen when this whole thing started: We are still in Hawaii. When things started taking a turn for the worse in the West Coast, we decided to cancel our spring break trip to Oregon.Continue reading “The Mandatory Quarantine Update”

Spring Break on The Big Island – Only Paid for Meals!

One of the biggest changes for us since coming back to the US is traveling less than we used to when we lived in Asia. Also, we now live in Hawaii, which is far from EVERYTHING (look it up on a map. We are surrounded by ALL THE OCEAN!). The first year anywhere always involvesContinue reading “Spring Break on The Big Island – Only Paid for Meals!”

A little life update: Hawaii Year 2

So this has taken long enough… Since we live our lives in academic years, we are well underway on our second year in Hawaii. This year has been one of fairly unexpected changes and doing things a little bit differently. The school where Cam worked last year closed after 94 years of service. It basicallyContinue reading “A little life update: Hawaii Year 2”

Best of Oahu: July-Dec. 2018

Hi friends! Despite the fact that the island of Oahu holds 2/3 of the population on these islands, it still has a lot of incredibly beautiful nature, and it’s not hard to become better connected to it with a little intention. Striking sunshine with astonishing color. Green, steep cliffsides and mountains. The vast Pacific surroundingContinue reading “Best of Oahu: July-Dec. 2018”

And just like that…

…2018 is (almost) gone. The past 6 months have been largely focused on transitioning to living in the US again: teaching in the US for the first time, understanding the differences in mentalities, dealing with reverse culture shock (that’ll probably not go away), paying taxes again (YUCK) and not needing to hoard or stock upContinue reading “And just like that…”

Great Experiences: Wayfarer Studio Photography

This review is coming long after we actually did this, but I didn’t want to pass the opportunity to go into some detail about our great experience getting some pictures with our friends at Wayfarer Studio Photography. Jen and Isaac Marshall, original Pacific Northwesterners, have taken their passion for telling stories in beautiful detail through picturesContinue reading “Great Experiences: Wayfarer Studio Photography”

Before we Go: A weekend getaway in Busan

Our first time in Busan was an accident – it was an overnight layover we were forced to spend outside the airport. As it turns out, this is the only stamp we have of Korea in our passports except for the one we got when we first started our teaching stint here. That time, BusanContinue reading “Before we Go: A weekend getaway in Busan”

Before we Go: Returning to Udo

This spring we had the chance to return to what may possibly be one of our favorite places in Korea. Udo, a small island off the northeast coast of Jeju, was one of our first adventures when we arrived two years ago. In the early fall, it’s quite striking in its beauty. We had theContinue reading “Before we Go: Returning to Udo”

Before we Go: The DMZ (or, the closest we’ll get to North Korea!)

Hello readers! Have you noticed I’m blogging up a storm? Well, just when I thought I was out of the woods with spring allergies, BAM! I was fine on Sunday, and it’s been an unusually rainy spring. I’ve also been taking allergy pills regularly. Then on Monday, allergies came back to bite me in theContinue reading “Before we Go: The DMZ (or, the closest we’ll get to North Korea!)”