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Relax at the 'Cloud Valley' camping ground

SEOUL – I recently visited the “Cloud Valley” camping area located in north Jeryong in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi province, at the tip of the Myeong ji...

Lotus Lantern Festival

Lotus Lantern Festival

A burning sensation overwhelms me as I reach back to grab my calf muscle. My senses are awakened as the pain quantifies and the unpleasant...

You want beautiful beaches and scenic mountains?

Sokcho, located in the northeast region of Gangwon-do, is the highlight of our travels so far in South Korea. My family and I have been living in...

Lanterns hang in front of Jogye-sa, a Buddhist temple, during the Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul, Republic of Korea, May 19, 2012. The festival is held annually to commemorate the birth of Buddha. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brice Gaston)

'If you’re bored, it’s your own damn fault!'

Through traveling while stationed in Korea, I have learned to expand my idea of the world beyond what I know in America.
The 8th Force...

Aquarium adventure at the COEX Mall

Well, this fun-filled adventure totally caught me by surprise. I had heard stories of how the CoEx Mall was a great place to shop while stationed...

Birds fly over the water as sunset approaches near Gonam-ri, Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Eric Burks)

National Parks of Korea: Taeanhaean

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Summer is here, and as temperatures rise, it's a perfect time to "hit the beach!"

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Mountains in Byeonsan Peninsula National Park, Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Eric Burks)

National Parks of Korea: Dadohaehaesang and Byeonsan

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Editor's Note: This is the sixth article in a series highlighting national parks in the ROK.

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Osan’s Outdoor Recreation office offers several trips throughout the summer months that can not only relieve stress but also give someone a chance to get out and experience something different here.These photos are from a rafting trip down the Naerincheon River last year. For more information on other trips available contact ODR at 784-4007. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Thompson)

Outdoor Rec offers summer trips full of adventure

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- What do you think about when you hear "white-water rafting?" Have you ever considered rafting down a...

Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Saturday Performances

Music, dance and a circus atmosphere

Do you want to experience traditional Korean music, dance and entertainment near Osan? The Anseong Municipal Namsadang Baudeogi Pungmuldan is a...

You will first be encountered with gigantic spider sculptures by French-American artist Louise Bourgeois. Photo Credit: Cpl Sung Il Choi (IMCOM)

Itaewon becomes a new commercial hub of culture

     YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Itaewon is a melting pot in Korea where people from all different nationalities gather and share their...

A simulation of a royal procession moves through Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul May 27.

Warriors scout out Korean culture

CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - The Gyeonggi Provincial Government Office took more than 30 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers on an overnight tour of...

People pack the streets of the Itaewon entertainment district near Yongsan Garrison, headquarters for the U.S. military in South Korea. Walk through the neighborhood’s main strip and you’ll hear a half-dozen or more languages – Korean, English, Arabic, Russian, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Tagalog, and a mix of African languages. Photo courtesy of Jaymes Cloninger.

Koreans embrace Seoul's 'exotic' district

     SEOUL -- Kuk Moon-kyun chose an unlikely home for her boutique flower shop -- a central Seoul neighborhood famed as a hangout for American...

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