This March, I will be traveling to South Korea to visit my family. I was born and raised in the US (and culturally, I'm pretty American) but my parents are originally from Korea and my relatives are still there. I used to visit a lot when I was a child but we stopped going as often when school and life got in the way. In fact, the last time I was in Korea was when I was 13 years old (I'm now in my mid-twenties).
Why am I going back? Well to be honest my grandmother recently suffered a stroke. She's okay now and mostly recovered but it made me realize that I don't know how much time she's got left. We are all certainly not getting younger and our time together may be limited. I really wanted to go and see her and make sure that when it's her time to go (whenever that may be), she will go with some good memories of spending time with her first granddaughter (me). 
Of course, I'll be doing lots of sight-seeing as well - it's my first time back in over ten years! I'm sure a lot has changed and I'd like to get to know my roots a bit better!


  1. WAHOO!!! This sounds like it is going to be an amazing March!!! I'm sorry to hear that your grandmother suffered a stroke, but I'm so excited for you to return (13 years is just TOO long!). I hope you'll blog a little while you're there. I'd also love to see South Korean culture! Have an amazing amazing amazing (three times ain't enough) amazing time!!!!!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

  2. I bet you can't wait to see her and the rest of your family, that is such a long time! I feel your pain though, my mums side of the family live in New Zealand so I never see them. Distance definitely sucks. I'm glad your grandma has recovered and am looking forward to the travel posts! x
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  3. Family is so important and it is nice that you will get to spend some time with your sick grandma. Sorry to hear about that she suffered a stroke. We never know how much time we may have to spend together so cherish every moment! Have a wonderful trip!


  4. That's great!! <3



  5. Wow good luck!!


  6. I'm sorry to hear that your grandmother's health is the reason you're heading back to Korea, but it's incredible that you're making the trip to visit. I'm sure she's VERY excited to see you, and I'll bet you'll appreciate being there a lot more now than when you were younger.

    I hope you'll share pics on Insta! Safe travels :)

    Something About That

  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother, but it's wonderful that you can spend time together with her!

    I hope you have a wonderful trip - like Jackie said she is sure to be so excited to see you again!

    Away From The Blue

  8. Enjoy your trip and family time sweety!

  9. Enjoy your trip :)

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    Emily from PTT

  10. Have fun my dear !!!


  11. Omg well that's really really really exciting news!!! Although I'm sorry to hear your grandma had a stroke. I'm glad she's feeling better now and I'll keep her in my thoughts.

  12. hi deb i missed you! i hope you have the best times with your grandma. post pics of korea for us aaand make sure to check our korean cosmetics bec those are nice too :)

  13. I'm sorry to hear about your grandma! :( despite the reason you're going back, its still awesome that you get to visit korea after so many year! hope you have a great time! :)


  14. So sorry about your grandmother :( I hope you enjoy your visit! I've been enjoying your instagrams so far :)



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