An Epic Farewell to Asia

Life has been crazy lately, personally, professionally and passionately crazy.  In no small part due to the fact that I’m moving out of Korea in March 2017!  I’ve got a tentative arrival planned for Europe months later but regardless of where I end up I’ll likely be saying goodbye to Asia, my home for the Read More …

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 …

How to Have a Multicultural Thanksgiving Abroad

This is a guest post by  Jennifer Malia from Munchkin Treks The History of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving should be a time for Americans abroad to give thanks and celebrate cultural diversity. After all, the holiday has multicultural roots.  The origin of Thanksgiving is often traced to a three-day autumn harvest feast in 1621 when English settlers 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 …

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 …

Holi Hai – Busan – Bangawoyo

After a great day at Jinhae’s Cherry Blossom Festival our Bangawoyo tour headed to Busan to party it up Indian style at Holi Hai. Holi Hai 16 Day Indian festival welcoming spring South Korea celebrates in Busan Holi Hai is the biggest celebration in the world with over 1.2 billion people participating across the globe. Read More …

Cherry Blossom Festival – Jinhae – Bangawoyo

This weekend I joined my old Seoul Hiking Group buddy, Johnny Seo’s new group Bangawoyo Tours at Jinhae’s Cherry Blossom Festival. It was a gorgeous day full of new friends and beautiful scenery. Jinhae is famous throughout Korea for its annual cherry blossom festival and we hit it at the perfect time! Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival 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 …