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How #VisitPhilly Does it Right on Social Media Marketing

I attended the World Travel Market (WTM) in London for the first time this year. I’ve been to many trade shows but the scale of this one was almost overwhelming. It’s one of those events that everyone in the industry is interested, engaging, and participating. From Asia to North America, Europe to Africa, and everywhere …

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Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki Expedition: Across the Pacific by Raft

The Kon-Tiki Museum was full of adventure and inspiration When I found out my flight route was going to Oslo, the first thing I thought was “Kon-Tiki!”. My mild obsession that started one year ago burst into flames again. After visiting Easter Island, I experienced the climax of Thor Heyerdahl’s expedition first hand, listening stories …

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Stay Curious in Tutka Bay: Because Small Things Matter

I never thought I could have this much fun in the intertidal zone. Tutka Bay Lodge is known for their Alaska cuisine. All the food is made with organic, natural, and local Alaskan ingredients often from their own gardens or foraged from nearby places. Every meal was exceptional here, which I could write about in …

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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 the power of Mother Nature, maybe. Today’s itinerary: Yeonhacheon Shelter – Hyungjaebong Peak – Byeoksoryung …

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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 9 hours without an alarm. Not well, but it was a long sleep. Along with …

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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 or Sungsamjae. We are going to Sungsamjae. Gurye is reachable by train or long-distance bus. …

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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 service, google it and you shall get it. It’s truly empowering and sometimes overwhelming. As …

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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 was on mine. Jirisan is a spiritually important mountain for our people, along with Seoraksan …

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