Pre-Trip

A Very Loose Observation on Korean Fashion

by Sharon

In my last post, I commented on the homogeneity of South Korea regarding the lack of foreign food available.  In this post I will assert my observations about Korean fashion that I have accumulated in the past 9 weeks and how I believe Korean fashion also contributes to the homogeneity of this country.

The Attraction to a Life After Cubes

by Jason

Looking at our older posts, I realized I may not have fully explained why Sharon and I quit our Silicon Valley jobs and are now planning on spending a year (minimum) traveling around Asia. I wanted to take this opportunity to explain further. In my inspiration post I wrote about how my once-a-year 10-day vacations […]

And the Trip Begins…

by Jason

It was a fast, fun, exhausting, and bittersweet weekend – filled with a couple parties, a TON of friends and a lot of goodbyes. It’s Monday night now; Sharon and I are sitting at SFO. Our plane has been delayed 2 and a half-hours due to the weather here. Two posts ago, I wrote about […]

To Do List Update #3

by Jason

I’m writing this on Friday,  my last day of my cubicle job! The to do list is essentially complete. Here’s an update: Things to buy: Steripen – Thanks to my friend Scott, we were able to get the Steripen and a few other items from REI with a nice discount. Thanks Scott! Things to sell: […]

40-Hour Layover: The Beginning of Life After Cubes

by Jason

Our first stop in Asia is Hong Kong. I thought I would fill everyone in on the upcoming fun we’ll be experiencing to get there. A few months ago now, we were searching for the cheapest airfare to almost anywhere in Asia (we had no preference on where to start). We were able to find […]

Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Pigsties (spelling?)

by Sharon

Among the many questions we are being asked before the trip, one of the most common FAQ’s is about how we are going to get from city to city.  Although I think Jason is the more appropriate half to be answering this question thoroughly, I will start off by explaining some basics. I guess the […]

Our Attempt at 15 Minutes of Fame

by Jason

Sharon’s sister, Onion Jennie, came to Sharon and myself with an idea to pitch our travel plans as a show to The Travel Channel. When I heard about this, I couldn’t believe the irony — independently, I had been thinking the exact same thing just a couple days earlier but had not mentioned it to […]

“Holy Crap — We’re actually doing this” Moment #1

by Jason

It’s all starting to feel a little surreal. I was in the gym today and realized that this will probably be one of the last times I workout in that particular gym. It’s a strange feeling. I’m so use to my routine that it’s hard to imagine not getting up in the same bed, not […]

To Do List Update #2

by Jason

Things to Sell: The next two weeks are all about selling our stuff! Car – I’ve listed it on Craigslist, but haven’t heard much of a response. I have a 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid with carpool stickers that allow you to drive solo in the carpool lane. The car is valued around $11,000 and I’m […]

How we saved $50,000 and are now traveling for a year

by Jason

I’ve had a few questions recently regarding how much money Sharon and I have saved for the trip. Between both Sharon and myself, we were able to save $50,000. It’s difficult to say exactly how long this took. All of the stock I’ve accumulated with my company went into the trip savings, but roughly, it […]