Jay Nunn

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Jay Nunn

Bucket List Running Events and Destination Races

Running is one of my favorite ways to explore a city, and a running race is one of my favorite excuses to visit. The atmosphere in the city tends to be a little livelier on race weekend; the populous and Read more…


Reflections on North Korea, Six Months Later

Pyongyang North Korea

Understatement A lot has changed since my trip to DPRK six months ago. Otto Warmbier was returned to the US in a coma and subsequently died from his injuries. Tensions have escalated dramatically between the US and North Korea over Read more…


Travel Essentials: Home Away From Home

Jay Nunn Travel Essentials | Home Away From Home

I tend to fall on the minimal side of the packing spectrum. I mostly bring versatile clothes, running gear, and a little bit of tech, but there are three items I enjoy having with me on the road even though Read more…


Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)

Frankly, Italy’s Aeolian Islands (Isole Eolie) are a complete pain in the ass to get to from the US. We had a long connecting flight from Los Angeles, through Istanbul, to Catania (Sicily), then bussed from Catania to the port Read more…


Shanghai Recommendations: Food, Drinks, and Sights

Shanghai is a great city. As a major global hub for finance and fashion, it tends to be more western-facing and user friendly than other parts of China. The French Concession part of the city still feels very European with Read more…


On the 4th of July, What America Means to Me

I’ve been thinking a lot this year about what it means for me to be an American and it’s something that I still struggle to clearly define for myself. Is it that I was born here? No, I’m not any Read more…


Kerouac Go Home: A New York City Travel Guide

According to New York literary lore, Jack Kerouac would regularly drink so much at the White Horse Tavern that the other regulars resorted to scrawling “Kerouac go home” or “Jack go home” above the men’s room urinals to try getting Read more…


Taiwan’s Taroko National Park

We visited Taroko in mid-April, 2017; a two day stop during our week and a half in Taiwan. Taroko is a stunningly beautiful place with deep gorges and steep jungle-covered mountains, but despite the ruggedness it is surprisingly accessible. Public busses Read more…


Taiwan Recommendations: Food, Hotels, Drinks, and Sights

From recent travels to Taiwan, including Taipei, Toroko National Park, Taitung, and Tainan. taipei   HUALIEN   TAITUNG   TAINAN  


Pyongyang Half Marathon 2017 via GoPro

Pyongyang Marathon Finish Line

In April I was in North Korea to run the 2017 Pyongyang Half Marathon, or the “28th Annual Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon” as it’s officially called. I ran with a GoPro and recorded the whole course: the streets and sights of Pyongyang, Read more…