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Enjoy a ‘Cool’ Summer at the ASEAN Culture House

While Busan is considered a local summer getaway, people increasingly wish to enjoy a cultural experience at a cool place rather than spending...

Eurwangni Beach: Don’t break the bank for the beach

Try cheap travels in Eurwangni, a day trip from Seoul

Let’s get one ugly fact out of the way first. Despite the spectacular offerings...

Myeongdong: Skincare mecca in Korea

I’m totally obsessed with skincare. The right regimen and the right products can truly work wonders. It can change the texture of your skin,...

The Sites, Sounds and Tastes of Wonderful Hong Kong

For the first time visitor, Hong Kong can seem overwhelming at first. Yet, the tightly-packed sidewalks teeming with people, the streets and...

National Hangeul Museum Exterior (Credit: National Hangeul Museum)

Enjoy Seoul as you please at Ichon-dong!

Since the relocation of The National Museum of Korea to the area in 2000, Ichon-dong has emerged as a popular attraction for family visitors due...

Photo: The past (Cheomseongdae Observatory) meets the present (Cheomseongdae chocolate)

From the past to present, travel in time at Gyeongju!

Recently in Korea, dramas based on “time travel” are gaining popularity. Drama “Signal (2016)” uses a two-way radio to connect the present and the...

Seoul's Filipino Market

One of my favorite trips I’ve taken in Asia would have to be the Philippines. Whenever I am struck with memories of the trip I can’t refrain from...

Story and photo by Elaine Coetzee

Korea's Bijindo Island a perfect weekend getaway

Bijin-do, a.k.a. Bijin Island, just off the coast of Tongyeong, is really worth considering for a weekend getaway or even just a day trip. It isn’...

Photo: Everland's top rollercoaster, T-Express (Credit: Everland Resort)

Time to lose yourself in the dream-like world of Korea's Everland!

Everland is Korea's representative theme park, offering up attractions galore along with a variety of animals, a mix of an amusement park and zoo...

Lotte World Aquarium (Credit: Lotte World Aquarium)

Seoul’s best summer vacation spots

As temperatures soar, people dream of enjoying a relaxing vacation but dread traveling far to enjoy it. For people in Seoul, there is no need to...
Image: Pohang International Fireworks Festival

Pohang International Fireworks Festival runs through July 29

The 15th Pohang International Fireworks Festival gets underway today for five days of fun and excitement.
 
Held at...
Insa-dong's Ssamzie-gil Road

Enjoying Seoul on a $10 budget!

Traveling overseas may seem expensive, but it's also possible to enjoy a full vacation on a limited budget. Seoul, in particular, is a popular...

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