Runaway Tales

August 10, 2016

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [3] Yeonhacheon Shelter – Jangteomok Shelter

Walking in wilderness refreshes my body I anticipated my body would feel terribly tired but I woke up refreshed. If I walked around a city for 8 hours it would take a lot longer to get recovered, I thought. That’s […]
August 9, 2016

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [2] Nogodan – Yeonhacheon Shelter

Rise and shine! We’re heading to Yeonhacheon Shelter today. Today’s itinerary: Nogodan Shelter – Norumok (Banyabong Peak) – Samdobong Peak – Ttokibong Peak – Myungsunbong Peak – Yeonhacheon Shelter [10.3km] It’s going to be a long day. I slept about […]
August 8, 2016

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [1] Sungsamjae – Nogodan Shelter

Jirisan Ridge Hike Starts Now, let’s get into it. Today’s itinerary: Seoul-Gurye-Sungsamjae-Nogodan Shelter [3km] If you want to start from the southwest side of Jirisan, Gurye is where you want to be. From here you can start hiking from Hwaumsa […]
August 5, 2016

Technology for Entrepreneurs: What’s Your New Tech Obsession?

What’s your new tech obsession? In this ever-changing world, it’s hard to keep track of new technology. Nowadays, if you think of an idea, there is probably someone out there doing it already. When you need a certain type of […]
August 4, 2016

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [0] Preparation and Things to Remember

The summer of the Jirisan ridge hike If you are one of many outdoor-loving Koreans, the Jirisan ridge hike and seeing the sunrise from the highest peak Cheonwangbong (1915m) is probably on your wish list of things to do. It […]
July 25, 2016

What Traveling the World Taught Me: I am Lucky and You are Too

Traveling the world broaden my view of the world. And I realized, how luck I was. To little Jiyeon, the four walls of my home was my entire world. As I grew up, my world got bigger to my neighborhood […]
July 18, 2016

Why Do We Hate? I Have Something to Say

Why do we hate so much? Another shooting, another death, another bombing, another riot. Someone wants to build a wall on the border and keep people with a certain religion out of a country. People are punished because of their […]
July 17, 2016

Jirisan Ridge Hiking: 59km of Mountain Peaks, Waterfalls, and Sunrises

I’m heading to Jirisan! This is the season of summer vacation. What are your plans? Since my job is related to travel, I don’t often take a traveling vacation, but this summer I’m heading to the wilderness for 4 days! […]
June 27, 2016

Let There be Land… The Creation Story of Wendat

According to The Book of Genesis… “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the […]
June 22, 2016

I Lose My Stuff and Miss My Flights: My Recurrent Nightmare

Suddenly I realize that it’s time to leave. Gasp. I need to move to my next destination and my stuff isn’t packed. Everyone is waiting. I must have lost track of time. Oh my gosh, what do I do? I […]
June 17, 2016

Via Ferrata Madness in Quebec: Walking on the Iron Road

So, let’s talk about via ferrata. How many of you have done it or even heard of it? The first time I got to know this foreign concept was while translating Sabah Tourism’s website from English to Korean back in […]
May 6, 2016

Most Children in Orphanages aren’t Orphans: Let’s #StopOrphanTrips

“Most children in orphanages aren’t orphans.” When I first heard this, from a colleague working in international development, it was a shocking discovery. It’s a bit of oxymoron, isn’t it? Orphans in orphanages are not actually orphans. Reading more about […]