The Best Spots for Fall Colors in South Korea

Every year fall turns Korea into one of the most beautiful countries as the leaves change color and its national parks are flooded with beauty.  I put this list together with the help of other bloggers throughout Korea and hope it helps you pick the best places to go for fall in Korea.  The truth Read More …

9 Step Photo Guide to Korean Buses with Naver Maps

  Whether you’re visiting or living in Seoul, the city offers one of the best public transportation circuits in the world. Luckily it’s also quite easy to learn and acclimate to. The subway system is the go-to form of transportation for most expats because it’s clearly laid out with English and Chinese subtitles. The bus 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 …

Muuido Island – The Perfect Getaway from Seoul

Muuido Island is so close to Seoul that you can see airplanes landing at Incheon International Airport from the beach.  Thankfully its also remote enough that the hustle and bustle of the city disappears along with the city lights and thankfully some pollution too.  Do yourself a favor and stay overnight in one of the Hanagae Read More …

To the doctor – Korea style

Going to the doctor is rarely a fun experience, unless of course you’ve got a cute nurse.  Then again that was your doctor’s office back home.  In Korea going to the doctor can be a tough and downright frightening experience.  Not being able to communicate means you don’t understand whats wrong with you, what treatment you are getting Read More …

Night Tours at Korean Royal Palaces

***I’ve been getting questions about ticket reservations. Both times I went without reserving tickets ahead of time. One time we arrived at 715 the other 8pm and we got in without any issue. Contact me or comment below if you get in or have any other info*** Visit Korean Palaces at Night The Korean Royal Read More …

A busy month ending with an OUCH!

This post is a life update for my family, friends and loyal readers.  I’ll continue with the regular travel postings shortly now that this masters class has finished! Monday night I went for a Spartan Training run up the mountain behind my house.  The workout was pretty intense with 8 hill/stair sprints, a hundred squats and Read More …

Moving in Korea

Moving to a foreign country can be tough and somehow moving within that country can be even harder.  I’ve moved apartments twice and this weekend picked up furniture for the second time in one of the strangest Korean experiences I’ve ever had.  The full story is below but I’m gonna give you some of the basics of Read More …

The first days of Summ… er Winter ;)

Have you ever walked around with a grin that just won’t leave and an unfaltering positive attitude?  Ever since I started teaching in 2008 I’ve had the good fortune of long vacations and a smile glued to my face on the first day of each one.  I love teaching (I’m even getting my masters in it) Read More …

UNESCO exhibit at Seoul Art Center’s Hanagaram Museum

It is with great pleasure that I announce my photos are on exhibit at Seoul Arts Center!  The Hanagaram Museum is hosting a UNESCO exhibit and they accepted 4 of my photos from Vietnam & Korea.  The Hanagaram Museum is often referred to as the “best fine art museum in Seoul” and on the 3rd Read More …