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Getting my Ocean Fix in San Diego

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I had grown accustomed to seeing the ocean every day while living in Charleston. It was a short two blocks away and I’d walk down to it every morning before work. When I decided I was going to move out to Phoenix, I knew I’d be giving up my ocean views but I didn’t anticipate how quickly I’d miss it. Just a few weeks into...
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My musings on South Korea

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South Korea is a perplexing country. The companies and brands it has produced are far more famous than the happenings within the country and it is often overlooked as a place to travel to. One of the bigger tourist activities within South Korea is to enter the DMZ zone and have a look at their neighbor to the north, North Korea, so people go to...
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Sushi and Soju for breakfast – My last few days in Korea

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My first two days in Korea were filled with adventures around Seoul as we saw historical sites, modern marvels, and sampled the best of Korean food fare. For the third day, Yun and I decided to head west to the city of Incheon and explore a new area a bit. Incheon is the city where the airport is, about an hour west of Seoul and...
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Why watching the Masters helped me reflect on my 8-year old self’s dream

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Like many of you, I watched Tiger Woods win the 2019 Masters tournament and was excited to see him win. Being a big golfer myself growing up, I tuned in each week to watch him play and was in awe with how often he would win. He was the best in every facet of the game and was easy to look up to from a...
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An unforgettable Korean experience

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My second day in Korea got off to a great start as it was a balmy 25 degrees in the morning which felt like 75 after the single digits we fared walking around the previous day. It was also the day I learned that breakfast isn’t really a thing in Korea after starting the day with an ox-bone soup. Yun told me that there isn’t...
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My first 24 hours in (South) Korea

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South Korea is probably not at the top of everyone’s tourist destination list when traveling to Asia. These lists probably start with the more popular countries of Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand. And while those countries are near the top of my list as well, it made me that much more excited to spend five days in South Korea. Everyone has heard of it, sees...
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From unpaid intern to Co-founder – my entrepreneurial journey

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Like most people, I had no idea what I wanted to do when I “got older”. I knew I wanted to major in Business in college since I didn’t have any specific interests and math was my favorite subject. Besides that, I didn’t really know what type of industry I wanted to get into or if I wanted to work for a big or small...
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A vision turned reality

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Right before Thanksgiving, I moved out of my apartment in Charleston, packed my car and drove back to Atlanta to see the family for the holiday. At that time, there was a good chance I would be moving so while it was smart to end my apartment lease and pack up, nothing was completely set in stone. Because of this, I didn’t really tell too...
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Bali Musings

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Below are simply my musings on Bali. I loved and enjoyed my time there and would go back again but I think it’s important to look at the impact that tourism has on small islands that lack the resources and infrastructure to keep up with the demand and investment pouring into it. Bali is an interesting place. It is just one of thousands of Indonesian...
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A few days in the Balinese Jungle

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After 3 days of relaxing in the beach town of Canggu, Bali we headed to the jungle town of Ubud for the next three days. Ubud is only around 40 miles and 1-1.5 hours from Canggu but the landscape is vastly different. It is in the middle of the rain forest and it has much more of a laid-back, vegan and yoga vibe. It is...
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