My name is Shannon; I just left a cushy university job in South Korea, where I’ve lived for the past seven years, to travel for six months before looking for a job back home in the US.  Hopefully a meaningful job I can love and be proud of doing!  I’ll be posting about my travels here, as well as putting up photos when I can.  To be honest, this is mostly a site to allow family and friends to follow what’s going on in my life so I don’t have to type the same stories again and again.  =D

Why the title?  When I stay in hostels, I always sleep in the top bunk.  I’m a small woman, so I like being up in the air!

I’m a solo budget traveler who loves nature, my backpack, drinking with interesting people, and good stories.

If you’re planning a trip to any of the countries I visit, feel free to shoot me questions in the comments, and I’ll do my best to answer them – at least when I can magically find WiFi for a few minutes at a time.