Adventures of an American expat 

Welcome to Wanderlust With Will, a blog in which you can catch up on my experiences from my two years living in South Korea and follow my adventures while living in Madrid


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic it is not advisable to travel

August 13, 2020


My experience only occurred at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea and Abu Dhabi International Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates via Etihad Airways. I cannot vouch for the experience you may or may not have at other airports and...

June 27, 2020

While we're all waiting for the world to return to a state in which we can travel again, we're going to need to have a reckoning about the way we once traveled. 

Even when the COVID-19 pandemic becomes an afterthought and we're left reminiscing and coping with...

April 4, 2020

The opinions expressed here are strictly those of the individual based off their individual experience in the state in which they reside. I, William Hirsch, neither endorse nor condemn their opinions or their experiences. 

I cannot thank those that contributed for...

March 31, 2020

The opinions expressed here are strictly those of the individual based off their individual experience in the country in which they reside. I, William Hirsch, neither endorse nor condemn their opinions or their experiences. 

I cannot thank those that...

March 5, 2020

Not long ago I wrote about my experience when I traveled to China during the very beginnings of the Coronavirus outbreak. I was there when the panic set in.

Now I'm back in South Korea, only to be going through a second experience with an outbreak of this mysterious flu...

February 8, 2020

I had the unique experience of being in China during the now infamous coronavirus outbreak. It was a trip I had planned months before the (officially named) novel coronavirus or, 2019-nCoV, that has taken the world by storm. It was an experience unlike anything I have...

December 25, 2019

How does a city, and it's people, recover from having an atomic bomb dropped on it? 

74 years later, I found out that Hiroshima, Japan perfected how to do exactly that.

A bustling downtown area with great restaurants and bars, friendly people, and a very moving peac...

November 10, 2019

Now that I'm approaching having lived and worked in Korea for 18 months, I feel like I have enough of a grasp on Korean culture to be able to properly fill you in on the nuances. 

If you're like me and like to be an informed traveler, you have come to the righ...

September 23, 2019

With my latest trip to Taiwan, I've officially traveled to 20 countries in my lifetime. A milestone I'm really proud of. Something I don't take lightly in realizing how truly lucky I am to live the life I live.

I believe all the places I've been and all the people I hav...

September 16, 2019

I'll admit Taiwan wasn't on my radar when I decided I was heading to South Korea back in early 2018. It's a country I never heard much about. It's certainly not talked about much on the world stage. 

As I started traveling around Korea (Busan, Gwangju, Suncheo...

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