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If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.

Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.

~ Cesare Pavese

Olympic Park pink muhly during autumn in seoul

Hi! I’m Shelley, the woman behind the words.

I’m a coffee loving, cubicle hating, toddler toting introvert, who quit the grind 10 years ago… to live life on my own terms.

Traveling & living around the world has changed my life in all the very best ways. And I hope the words and images here inspire you not just to dream, but to actually set forth on an adventure of your very own.

On my blog, you’ll find destination guides, down to earth travel advice, and way too honest info about the 61 countries I’ve visited independently so far. Follow along, comment and ask me all your burning travel-related questions. Let’s connect!

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One does not discover new lands

without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

~ Andre Gide

Summer in Korea

The months of June, July, and August bring poppies, music festivals, and the longest days of the year to Korea. It’s the best month of summer by far – so get out there and explore in comfort while you can.

What to do in Summer

2022 is the first June where there’s a full roster of summer festivals and events. Head to the UNESCO listed Danoje Festival in Gangneung, a huge music festival in Seoul, or cheer your heart out at a KBO baseball game.

June is a great time to rent a hanbok, stroll next to the Cheonggyecheon, have a picnic by the Hangang, or hit the beach!