Desert Life – A 2 Night Camel Safari the Thar Desert – Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer is known for its beautiful Thar Desert and starry night skies so when I heard about the 2 night Desert Life safari from Real Man Desert Safari I knew I had to go!  The last time I was in the desert was years ago in Israel’s Negev and I remembered camels being quite uncomfortable but thought Read More …

Best Places for Spring in Korea

Spring is one of the best seasons in South Korea as cherry blossoms come out and national parks come alive with color.  This is my 3rd collaboration with other expats on the best things to do in Korea.  You can find the best of winter in Korea and best of fall in Korea on my site Read More …

Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Agra is famous throughout the world for the Taj Mahal.  The Taj Mahal is one of the new seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO world heritage site.  Everyone has heard of it and its on plenty of bucketlists so it was an easy choice to visit Agra after celebrating Holi in Mathura.   Read More …

Best Place to Celebrate Holi – Mathura, India

Holi is a world famous festival native to India where colored paint is thrown around as everyone celebrates Krishna in this festival of spring, colors & love.  I had my first Holi in Korea 3 years ago with SHG and another one last year with Bangawoyo Tours which got me super excited to celebrate Holi Read More …

2016 – Was it really that bad?

Okay so yeah.  The answer is yes.  In terms of progressiveness 2016 was pretty awful for the world.  Atrocities, natural disasters, war crimes against humanity and countless social injustices littered a year that most people refer to as the worst because too many celebrities died. All that other stuff is pretty terrible but if you Read More …

Loveland an adult playground on Jeju Island

WARNING: THIS POST IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR CHILDREN This is my first post of the sort (and probably my last) but I simply had to share my photos from Loveland with you.  Over Chuseok break I joined an awesome trip to Jeju Island and our first stop was Loveland.  This sculpture park is full Read More …

Night Hiking in the Fall – Seoul, South Korea

Its been an incredibly busy fall with my the last 4 of my masters classes crammed into this semester on top of normal teaching.  I’ve been fortunate enough to take a few hiking breaks in Seoul and even got out to Seoraksan National Park and hiked Dinosaur Ridge again for some much needed nature time to de-stress and look Read More …

Hiking Dinosaur Ridge – Bangawoyo Tours

Last weekend I did what I vowed never to do again and I hiked Dinosaur Ridge yet again!  Ronda had never been on the trail so we joined Bangawoyo Tours for a weekend excursion to Seoraksan National Park.  We started our 15 hour trek with about 15 other crazy people just as keen on climbing the ridge-line Read More …

The Ultimate Jeju Island Guide – 12 Things to do on Jeju Island – Bangawoyo Tours

Jeju Island‘s white sand beaches, giant waterfalls and amazing swimming holes give it the nickname “Korea’s Hawaii.”  Jeju is a 4 hour ferry ride south of mainland South Korea putting it in sub-tropical waters.  Its a large island so be sure to give yourself a few days to explore Jeju. I joined my old SHG friend Read More …

A Sneak Peak of Jeju Island with Bangawoyo Tours

Jeju Island was the perfect place to spend Chuseok, aka Korean Thanksgiving. Johnny made an awesome itinerary that mostly worked in spite of the looming typhoon.  I’m writing this on the long busride back to Seoul and will get a bigger update out ASAP. 5 days of making new friends on Korea’s “Hawaii” meant tons Read More …