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 …

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 …

A Week in Thailand’s Andaman Sea

Thailand’s Andaman sea is a fantastic magical, place where dreams go to grow up and become even more grandiose fantasies. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got storm clouds providing a refreshing downpour or blue skies radiating above you, Thailand’s southern islands are sure to please.  This was my second trip to the Andaman (last February I Read More …

Bijindo – Take 2 on Korea’s Hidden Paradise

This weekend I took my second trip to Bijin Island (Bijindo).  Last time I called this slice of paradise a “hint of Thailand” just off the southern coast of South Korea.  This trip proved that to be even more true as the waters warmed up and the sun joined us for an incredible weekend.  The only Read More …

Learning to surf with Hunter’s Experience, South Korea

This weekend I cheated.  I swear it was no big deal!  My girlfriend watched me the whole time and it was amazing.  I cheated on Seoul Hiking Group.  There I said it okay.  Ronda and I joined The Hunter’s Experience and learned to surf in Yang Yang, South Korea. The Hunter’s Experience is a laid Read More …

Watergun fight at school!

Summer teaching in Korea: hot sun, lots of pollution, hummidity, sweat everywhere & screaming kids.  So when your Korean coteacher asks if “its okay if we have a watergun fight instead of class on Friday” how else can your respond except “hell yeah!” Oh wait.  I’m at work.  “Yes, Mr. Shin, I think the students would like Read More …