January Wrap Up
The first monthly wrap up of 2013! As those who have been following on Facebook and Instagram know, this month has been pretty busy. I started the new year in Louisville, then spent two weeks back in Seoul teaching winter camp, and just finished up ten days in Taiwan. Now I’m back and have a little over a month until I leave Korea forever which has my emotions all over the place (stressed, excited, sad, and nervous for those curious).
I’ve been slightly lacking in the blogging and writing department lately, but that will all change soon. I promise. Taiwan coverage starts next week and will be followed by my last few Korea related posts before I leave for my trip on March 2!
Until then, a recap of my January.
My Favorite Farsickness Posts
America’s Newest Foodie City: Where to Eat Lunch in Louisville It hurts to look at this post because it makes me miss all the delicious things I was eating a mere month ago. If you want to eat well this year book a ticket to Louisville and read this post.
Bourbon Tales: A Visit to the Jim Beam American Stillhouse Visiting all the distilleries of Kentucky’s bourbon trail has long been a goal of mine and I got things started at Jim Beam.
Celebrating Winter in Louisville With Hillbilly Tea This was easily the best meal I’ve had in a while. Again with Louisville and the eating well. You won’t be disappointed.
Ann Arbor: The Greatest Little City in the World You might not agree with the superlative in this title. But you should.
When Travel Plans Go To Shit Taiwan didn’t end up going exactly as planned, but I learned a lot about how I need to change from travel style.
What I’ve Been Reading
D Travels Round What Not To Do in Chiang Mai This is technically from December, but since I didn’t do a wrap up that month and this is such an important post, I’m including it here. Diana, a fellow elephant lover, explains how to travel more ethically in the northern Thailand.
Southwest Compass Great Travelogues I’m always looking for new travel related reads when I’m on the road and the duo behind Southwest Compass has created a list of a few that are worth checking out.
Accidental Epicurean Everyone Loves Dumplings! A Guide to Dumplings Around the World An ode to one of my favorite foods, Joanna’s post had me drooling on my keyboard. And planning a worldwide dumpling tour.
Christine in Spain My Travel Beauty Essentials I like makeup. Even when I travel. It was refreshing to see a post from someone else who isn’t worried about a tube of mascara taking up too much room in her backpack.
Jack and Jill Travel The World Everything Seoul, A Brain Dump A post about Seoul from someone who doesn’t live here! I really enjoyed seeing the city from a newbie’s point of view.
Farsickness Around the Internet
A Dangerous Business Thursday Traveler: Amanda of Farsickness This was also from December but is worth mentioning here. My mom was even able to find a few Christmas gifts for me based off the answers to this interview with another awesome Amanda.
Lateral Movements Studying in Rome with Amanda Slavinsky Everyone says studying abroad “changes” them…but really, it did. I share some thoughts about my first experience living abroad with Lauren.
February will be travel free! I need all the time I can get to finish preparations for this trip, tying up lose ends in Korea, and eating as much galbi and jjigae as possible. Oh, and celebrating my birthday on the 13th
What were your favorite posts around the blogosphere in January? Do you have any travel plans that you are looking forward to in February?