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What I Will (And Won’t) Miss About South Korea

I’ve just left South Korea after over a year there, which is the longest time I’ve ever spent abroad. It was an experience full of adjectives – exhilarating, confusing, educational, frustrating, amazing – and never boring. I’ve been thinking a lot about the bittersweetness of my departure, and of all the things I will and […]

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Five Things That Didn’t Surprise Me About Tokyo

1. The women are gorgeous and incredibly stylish. I mean, gorgeous. I walked into one department store and thought to myself, “There are more beautiful women on this floor than in the entire state of Ohio.” This picture does not do them justice, but I didn’t want to be a creeper and start taking photos […]

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Why I’m Stoked For 2012

Happy New Year! 2011 was fabulous. I moved to a country on the other side of the world that I knew absolutely nothing about. I ran a half-marathon. I started writing for the newspaper. I traveled to Mongolia. I fell in love with approximately 700 small Korean children. I decided for once and all that […]

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How To Kiss In Mongolia

We’d been driving around in our converted Soviet van for a few hours now. I’m tired, hot, and a bit cranky when we pull over at a ger (traditional Mongolian dwelling) in the middle of nowhere. I don’t even have the chance to pull off my super-sexy motion sickness bands before I spot it. A […]

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Welcome to Travel Junkette!

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This blog, at its heart, is an adventure travel blog (uhh, didya see the name?). For travel junkies, junkettes, and wannabes. BUT, it is also my blog. It will have a lot of me in it. (And who am I? Well, if, shockingly, you’re someone other than my mom, then check out the “About” section […]

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