My name is Crystal Burney and I am a travel addict. There is nothing I enjoy more then waking up in a foreign country, grabbing my camera and setting off for the day, taking 1000s of photos as I as immerse myself in the culture around me.
My addiction began as a child in my grandma's living room. By age 90, she had been to over 120 countries and as she regaled us with beautiful photos and stories from her latest travels, I couldn't wait to get out there and see the world myself.
This excitement quickly turned into an obsession after a high school trip to England. I spent the week traveling around on buses and trains, exploring the country and falling in love with travel.
This addiction has led to some incredible experiences from building houses in Costa Rica to living in an orphanage in Kenya to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and this is only the beginning. As my grandma says, “The more you see, the more you want to see. Travel gets into your blood.”
“Tales of a Travel Addict” follows me as I travel the world one country at a time, searching beyond the tourist hot spots to find hidden gems off-the-beaten path.
It’s a big world out there and I plan to see it all and provide funny and informative tales of my adventures, and misadventures, along the way.
An iconic image of Japan, the majestic Mt. Fuji, can be seen for miles.Admiration for Japan’s highest and most famous peak dates back to the country’s earliest recorded literature.Today, the active volcano, which erupted most recently in 1708, continues to captivate both Japanese and international visitors. Its nearly perfectly-shaped peak is often only visible in the morning, before ducking behind the clouds. However, it’s been said that the mountain’s elusiveness is part of its charm. Visibility tends to be better during the colder seasons, when the beautiful peak is snow-capped.
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Before heading to Asia, friends gave me lists of things to do in Hong Kong and told me how much I’d love it. Well, I have to admit, Hong Kong and I got off on the wrong foot. Coming out of the subway into the sweltering heat and massive crowds, trying to find my way around, I felt like bursting into tears. I had just left my sister in Macau and was feeling a little teary-eyed to begin with. As I made my way along the sidewalk, squished like a sardine, I was completely overwhelmed by all the pushing and shoving just trying to get down the street. The Canadian in me found myself constantly apologizing as I was bumped from one person into the next. The smells, the crowds and the overall confusion of trying to make my way to my hostel had me hating Hong Kong before I really gave it a fair chance.
Today instead of sticking in my headphones or opening my book, I sat and talked to the girl beside me on my 3-hour train ride to Seoul. We talked about our countries (South Korea and Canada), relationships, jobs (the restrictions on flight attendants here means I likely wouldn’t have a job), fave tv shows, education, travel and more. She shared interesting facts about her county and the role of women in relationships. (Cooking is a good thing… So I’d be bad…) The conversation and laughter came easily and then she presented me with this gorgeous fan as a gift. Days like this are perfect examples of why I travel. #adventuresinasia #Korea