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Much Ado about Buam-dong

Known among Koreans for its charming mix of modern culture and traditional buildings, Buam-dong has long been kept secret from tourists. There...
Frances McAdam

You'll get a kick out of hiking Korea's Jagged Ridge Trail

Hiking. It happens in Korea. A lot. One hike in particular is well-known in the Korean hiking community, but little known in the foreign community...

Story and photo by Elaine Coetzee

Get away from it all on Korea's Bijindo Island

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’...

Mojitos, sunsets and adventures in Phuket

When my Husband and I tied the knot, I was already thinking about our honeymoon destination.

Since we are already stationed in Japan, we...

GOBI DESERT: Dirt and camels

Dirt and gravel as far as the eye can see, jagged rocky mountains with scrubby plants, dramatic red sandstone cliffs and dunes punctuating the...

Photos courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization

Get in step and trek in Korea!

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Gangneung Bau-gil

Gangneung Bau-gil Course 5: Ocean Lake Trail

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Rock on! Time to do some indoor climbing in Korea

Indoor rock climbing is a fun and fit way to forget about the foul cold winter for a while. While it does require a certain level of fitness,...

My Paradise: Walled city of Suwon

Many if not all of us have at one time or another passed through the modern city of Suwon while heading to or from any number of work-related or...

Gyeongui Line Forest Park

Alleyway Tour of Yeonnam-dong, Seoul’s Hippest Neighborhood

Yeonnam-dong has emerged as the latest hot place in Seoul, a city that is constantly changing and creating new trends. Originally a normal...

Adjusting to the cultural difference in Korea

Editor’s Note: Allison Scobee is an 8th-grader at Humphreys Middle School. Allison, thanks so much for sharing your story!...

The Andong Mask Maker

Oscar Wilde once argued that we are only really ourselves when cloaked with another identity. “A man is least himself when he talks in his own...

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