Backpacking in Nepal

Most of you already know that I left Korea in early March to embark on an epic backpacking journey through Asia.  The last 4 months have had their share of ups and downs, most recently with LiveTravelTeach.com being offline.  The good news is I’m back online and still loving it in Nepal. I originally came Read More …

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit: Leaving Kathmandu

Kathmandu is filled with a whirlwind of dust as trekkers from around the world prepare for their journey into The Himalayas.  My brother and I met our guide Thakur the night before and today we found him waiting for us at the hotel just after breakfast. We took a taxi past merchants setting up shop in Read More …

Snowed in on the Annapurna Circuit – Manang

Getting snowed in on the Annapurna Circuit means I actually had some down time to put together this post.  Luckily the Throng La Hotel in Manang has some wifi so I thought I’d tell you all about the trip so far.  The first few days of our expedition has been quite enjoyable with a day Read More …

Leaving Korea

This is the second time I’m selling everything I own and donating what ever doesn’t fit on the plane. Last time I had a backpack and 2 massive suit cases. This time its just the backpack.   I’m also shipping about 4 boxes to my parents back in America but for the foreseeable future I Read More …

Best Places for Winter in Korea

South Korea is quickly becoming famous for its winter wonderlands.  In 2018 South Korea will host the Winter Olympics and there are plenty of other reasons why this country is well worth visiting in the chilly months.  Enjoy this list of favorite winter destinations from expats and locals living in South Korea! photos and narrative provided Read More …

The Best Spots for Fall Colors in South Korea

Seoraksan National Park by Mike Still from LiveTravelTeach Instagram – @LiveTravelTeach Seoraksan National Park is possibly the most famous spot for fall colors in all of Korea.  Every year millions of visitors flock through the gates and hike up the valley to enjoy the changing leaves.  Every shade of autumn is found for miles and miles 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 …

Crocodile Island & Ondal Fortress- A day trip from Seoul with Bangawoyo Tours

Last weekend I joined Bangawoyo Tours on one last summer outing to Crocodile Island. We took an early bus Sunday morning and headed towards Chungju and headed for a short hike.   Crocodile Island is a really a wonderfully unique lake which gives the surrounding land a slight reptilian shape. Its actual name is Chungju Lake but Read More …

Blue Flames of Kawah Ijen Volcano – Java, Indonesia

I first heard about Mt. Ijen’s blue flames from a British biologist who hiked Bromo with me. Thinking it would be impossibly far away I was happy to hear Mt. Ijen is on the way back to Bali from Mt. Bromo! To save money I took a public bus to Bangyuwangi and found a group Read More …

10 ways to get the most out of Ubud

Ronda and I absolutely loved Ubud!  Its a must see for anyone visiting Bali, Indonesia.  You can cram everything you want to see into a few days but that will leave you wishing you were back in Ubud like we were.  We returned for another 2 nights after our stay on the Gili Islands!  Check Read More …