Hiking Dinosaur Ridge – Bangawoyo Tours

Last weekend I did what I vowed never to do again and I hiked Dinosaur Ridge, or as locals call it, Gongryong Ridge Seorak Mountain!  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 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.” Get ready to know some cool things to do in Jeju Island.   Jeju is a 4-hour ferry ride south of mainland South Korea putting it in sub-tropical waters.  It’s a large island so be sure to give yourself a few 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Best Places for Winter in Korea

South Korea is quickly becoming famous for its winter wonderlands and there are lots of great places to visit during the snowy season.  In 2018 South Korea will host the Winter Olympics and there are plenty of other great destinations to visit in this country during the chilly months.  Whether you are looking or a Read More …