My name is Liz. I’m from Northern Kentucky. I was living in South Korea (for five years) teaching English and working on various photography projects (Seoul Sub→urban being the biggest one) before I decided to take the plunge and go on a year-long trip around the world as I make my way “home” to the USA this year (by Thanksgiving of 2013).
It would be remiss of me not to mention that three years ago in Seoul, I was wooed by an English teacher from Wisconsin with a big heart, an excellent sense of humor, and several packets of taco seasoning. He is traveling around the world with me, and even though I’m more familiar with being a solo traveler, I’ve come to accept and enjoy that this trip is as much about us as it is about seeing the world. His name is Andrew, and he will be mentioned often on the blog.
While I am largely documenting our trip, this is not intended to be a travel blog. I’m an aspiring professional photographer and this blog is just as much a gallery of images that will go into my portfolio, as it is a mesh of personal thoughts, travel anecdotes, videos of our daily adventures, and budget reports -mostly to keep me on task and prove that you don’t have to be the richest girl in the world to travel around it. Our goal is to each stay under a $50-a-day budget.
I’m not perfect and this blog is a large reflection of that, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless. Sometimes I back date and/or block post in order to reflect what we did on that particular calendar day. I’m addicted to Instagram, and tend to upload pictures whenever I come across a wifi signal. Andrew and I are trying to maintain a Pinterest board dedicated to the food we loved on the trip. And I tweet as often as I can, er, remember to.
Still curious? Before South Korea, I lived in Prague for a year. I tend to tap dance while waiting for trains and buses. I’m slightly obsessed with NPR podcasts (Planet Money is my favorite). Cheese coneys are the first thing I eat whenever I return to Kentucky. It took me three years of working (and saving up) in Seoul for this trip. I figured it was worth it.