About Me

Hi, I’m Ken. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to backpack around the world. I enjoy learning about and experiencing other cultures, foods, people. The world is such a huge place and it wasn’t enough for me to look at these things through a TV or magazine. I had to see/smell/taste/hear/touch it for myself. I hope you enjoy the stories here and I also hope some of it may aid your future travels or inspire you to “Keep on Traveling”. Thanks, Rick Steves.

Here’s a quote that inspires me and hopefully inspires you:

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. … Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs”

Write your own life script.

12 Replies to “About Me”

  1. Have fun Kenneth! You’re finally off!

    You’ll always look back fondly to this experience. Never hold back to new experiences. Fall in love (to a place or the opposite sex), get your heart broken, constantly be amazed at your surroundings, and open yourself up to disappointments while on the road. If you miss your train or plane, lose your passport or baggage, just shrug it off, deal with it, and everything else will work itself out.

    Good luck and congratulations on being able to experience the real world!

  2. I am SO HAPPY that you’re doing what you’ve always wanted! Go for gold KK!

    And I’m envious and jealous that you get dirt cheap beer. Huff.

  3. Hi Ken,

    I found your blog about your round the world travels, and I was hoping you might be interested in answering a Q&A about RTW to be featured on travelated.com. We’re starting a new Q&A section on the site, and would love to have you on it. If you have time, could you complete our RTW Q&A survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C797CJJ ? We’d run a short bio about you with a link to your blog along with the Q&A.

    Thanks for your time,

    Emily
    Travelated.com

  4. Hi Ken,
    I got your blog address from a work-friend of ours here in Austin. I admire your photos and commentaries. Every photo looked wonderful. The pizza really impressed me. It resembles an organic pizza I got here in Austin that was also made in Italy. It was wonderful, with a flavored crust that tasted entirely great, but different from great American pizzas that I’ve had in NJ and now, here in Austin. Please email me, or call, as I had a question I’d like your input on. Thanks, Pat pmoast@sbcglobal.net (512-426-5981)

  5. Dear. The manager of KK’s Travel Blog

    Let me begin by expressing my company’s interests about your blog.
    We’re very impressed by your useful and dynamic blog.

    I first would like to introduce myself.

    I’m Sunshine Lee, working for the Jeollabuk-do Tourism Association in the Republic of Korea as an English interpreter. On behalf of the Jeollabuk-do Tourism Association, I’m writing this e-mail to ask the manager of “KK’s Travel Blog” to help us with promoting Jeollabuk-do tourism overseas.

    For more information about Jeollabuk-do, please let me provide a brief description of Jeollabuk-do.

    Jeollabuk-do is located in the mid-western part of the Korean peninsula and consists of 6 cities and 8 counties. We have a population of about 2 million and 4 parks of the total 20 national parks in South Korea. Aside from that, there are many of fascinating tourist attractions throughout the province including the longest seawall, “Saemangeum”, in the world.

    Jeollabuk-do is famous for its well preserved traditional Korean cultural aspects, such as food, music, and architecture. Jeonju Hanok Village, Gochang Dolmen (designated as a World Heritage by UNESCO), and Jinan Mt. Maisan, they have received the highest rating of “three stars” by the Michelin Green Guide Book Korean version 2011.

    We would like to propose the following :

    First, we would like to sign an MOU (memorandum of understanding ) between
    your blog and the Jeollabuk-do Tourism Association to cooperate with each other.

    Second, we would appreciate the posting of tourism information of Jeollabuk-do that we prepare at your blog. (about once a week, until December 2011)

    Third, we would like to invite the manager of “KK’s Travel Blog” to participate in Jeollbuk-do’s fam tour (familiarization tour) that we’ll hold for 4 days / 3 nights.
    (We will cover all of the expenses, airline tickets, accommodation, dining, local travel expenses, etc.)

    Fourth, after participating in Jeollabuk-do’s fam tour (familiarization tour), we would appreciate the posting of your feelings & opinions about Jeollabuk-do at your blog.

    If you’re interested in this, please send your contact information including contact number.
    We’ll be looking forward to your reply, and wish your blog tremendous success.

    We hope to meet you in Jeollabuk-do!

    Sincerely Yours,
    Sunshine Lee

    Sunshine Lee
    English Interpreter
    Jeollabuk-do Tourism Association
    #568-134 Seonosong-dong Wansan-gu Jeonju-si Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea
    Office number : 82-63-1330, 82-63-288-0105
    sharle83@hanmail.net

  6. Hello!

    Recently, I discovered your blog and was very impressed with your work. You seem to have a large interest in traveling and helping others know about the best places. I am e-mailing you in reference to Kyungsung Hostel in Busan, South Korea and would like to offer you free stay at our hostel in exchange for a review on your blog.

    Kyungsung hostel is located in the vibrant area of Kyungsung and Pukyong University. Famous for its nightlife and restaurants, Kyungsung holds an atmosphere that brings Koreans and foreigners together. Also, we are only 2 minutes from the subway as well as 10-15 min away from great beaches and amazing shopping areas. Our hostel is in the center and offers a place to stay as well as a large community network of people to connect with through LZone Int’l Café.

    You may check out our website and facebook pages at the following address:

    http://www.pusanhostel.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kyungsung-Hostel/299206660165619

    If you have ever thought about traveling to South Korea or want to again, this is the perfect opportunity for you. In addition to staying with us, our partners at the café will offer you free language lessons with native speakers. Here you can study Korea, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French, etc.

    Also, please be aware that this offer does not apply during the busy season from July through August. Please let me know if you are interested or have any questions. Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Stephanie Mosher

    1. lol yeah, I wish I could just leave for another long trip again. I watched a Globetrekkers marathon on PBS a few days ago and I would love to visit Central Asia one day. Never thought I would be.

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