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Secret Seoraksan

A road trip to the hills and beyond.
 
My stomach rattled in my ribcage as the bus stopped and started over. The road was...
Photos by Joely Santiago

Climbing Mt. Apsan

It can be hard to get a workout in when you’re traveling. Between sightseeing, food tasting, experiencing new things and meeting new people, who...

Five events in Busan you cannot miss in June

As festival season shifts gears from spring to summer, June sees a lot of great events taking place in Busan.
 
Here’s five...

Too humid in Summer? Try fun indoor family activities in & around Seoul

Dry 40ºC (105ºF) can be durable. But 35ºC (95ºF) with 80% humidity is another story. Sadly, the latter is what we go through every summer in...

Cool down the summer heat with ocean sports in Korea

Given the characteristics of this small peninsular country surrounded by the ocean, it is strange enough that ocean sports such as surfing and...
Urlaub, Thailand  Photo by Barbara Bierbrauer

Let's hop over to Thailand's Three Sister Isles

Think of island vacations and you probably think of resorts and beaches. Basically it’s the same any island you go to, right? Where there is a...

Discover Korea’s grandest landscape in Namhae

Officially called Namhaedo Island, Namhae in Gyeongsangnam-do is the fifth largest island in Korea. The sea around Namhae is dotted with 76...
Photos courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization

Check out Seoul's flea & free markets!

Among some of Seoul’s major tourist sites are unique flea markets selling all kinds of secondhand goods and antiques. Some markets take place all...

The West Gate and its precipitous approach.

Exploring the Great Wall of ... Korea

Co-workers used to ask me, what is there to do while stationed in Korea?  I remember laughing in reply.  For some time I have been completely...

The Park of Geojedo P.O.W. Camp

The Park of Geojedo, P.O.W Camp was built to hold prisoners during the Korean War. Out of a total of 170,000 prisoners of war, 20,000 were from...

Groove Korea’s guide to upcoming spring, summer fests

Spring has come to Korea and with summer soon to follow, it is officially festival season in the country. No matter what you’re interested in –...

HBC May Music Festival 2018 to be held May 25 to 27

Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I...

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