June 30, 2017

Experience the 16th-century Joseon Dynasty in Hahoe Folk Village

There’s no better place to experience the life of the 16th-century Joseon Dynasty than the UNESCO recognized Hahoe Folk Village. An hour away from the city of Andong, the Nakdong River flows around Hahoe Folk Village. The name Hahoe indicates […]
June 27, 2017

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [4] Cheonwangbong Peak Sunrise Extravagant

Did our family do a lot of good deeds? This is the day when I know the truth. Today’s itinerary: Jangteomok Shelter – Cheonwangbong Peak – back to shelter – Baekmudong – Seoul Deep in the night, the hour even […]
April 23, 2017

Daereungwon Tomb Complex | The Silla Kingdom’s Ancient Burial Ground

Large ancient tombs of kings and nobles of the Silla Kingdom can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex. There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong. Daereungwon Tomb Complex is the […]
April 7, 2017
Dosan Seowon

Dosan Seowon: Stepping into Toegye Yi Hwang’s Confucian Legacy

Do you know who is the person on the 1000 banknote of Korean won? That’s Teogye Yi Hwang. Toegye Yi Hwang (퇴계 이황) is a name that cannot be forgotten by most Koreans. We remember him from our vigorous school […]
March 15, 2017

What Can You Expect on the DMZ Tour of Korea

“It looks peaceful but there are a lot of land mines and dead bodies.” That’s how Sergeant Choi described the Korean Demilitarization Zone (DMZ) as we looked out toward North Korea. DMZ Tour: What is the DMZ, anyway? The DMZ […]
December 21, 2016
Alaska, our future home

Best Destinations of 2016: Alaska, England, Quebec, and More

It’s that time of the year again. Let’s look back and review the 10 best destinations of 2016! This year was full of new experiences and visiting familiar places that I adore. I spent a lot of time in Korea […]
October 22, 2016

Taste Three Unforgettable Korean Dishes

You might love Korean food, but you might not have heard of these three typical and unforgettable Korean dishes. Do you like Korean soap operas? I’ve met many people who are big fans of Korean TV programming over the years […]
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 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 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! […]