A Traveler’s Guide to Hawai’i We were determined to leave the bitter cold in Seoul for warmer days. Last year, Ashlee’s Mom made the long journey to Korea and we spent two bone chilling weeks touring around the peninsula (Pork Chop Meets Korea). This year we decided to leave the frigid temps behind and spendContinue reading “Big Chill on the Big Island”
Getting There Owning a car in Korea has allowed us to embark on countless road trips throughout the peninsula; exploring the mountains and beaches that comprise the phenomenal landscape of the region. However, when time is limited or you simply do not care to navigate the highways, there are plenty of other options that doContinue reading “No Car, No Problem- Traveling Light on Jeju”
From Jirisan, we drove just over an hour to the southern end of the Korean peninsula and crossed the bridge over to Yeosu island. Our pension (Naver Maps), was located 3 floors up from a fishing pier falling off into the south sea. Yeosu boasts over 350 islands in the area and it seemed weContinue reading “Yeosu and Islands Abound”
-Nogodan Guesthouse With a week off from school for Chuseok, we woke up at 5am to try to beat the Seoul traffic, but found the roads cluttered with other holiday bound travelers. After about 4 hours in the car we arrived at the Nogodan Guest House near the town of Guryre. There must have beenContinue reading “‘Traveling is About People’”
Whether you are wanting to break free from the bustle of Seoul or are visiting Korea in the near future, Sokcho is a prime destination that features the grand splendor of mountain ridges peering down on a pounding surf. In the short time living in Korea, we have grown to love this spot as a wayContinue reading “Soaking in Sokcho- A Traveler’s Guide”
On my drive from Jirisan to Naejangsan, I left solitude in the rearview mirror and began to settle into loneliness. The midpoint of my week-long road trip had me longing for a little conversation or some laughter to break up the constant introspection. Tom Petty is a solid co-pilot while driving, but he’s not necessarily writingContinue reading “Summit to Sea to Table in Jeollabuk-do (The Westside)”
Over the past 20 years, I have become aware that there is a fine line between solitude and loneliness. I’m not sure where one ends and the other begins as they often bleed into each other. So often when being in the outdoors, we seek the solitude necessary to truly become in tune with our natural environment. AndContinue reading “Solitude and Loneliness in Jeollabuk-do (The East Side)”
Busan has become one of my favorite cities to visit and whether you live in South Korea or are traveling in the region, I would move it to the top of your list! Boasting gorgeous beaches, coastline trails, an assortment of eateries, and an array of sightseeing opportunities, there are plenty of options to stayContinue reading “Busan or Bust: A Traveler’s Guide”
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