1. Hike Bukhansan Located in north central Seoul, Bukhansan National Park offers a beautiful distant view of the city and surrounding mountains. We certainly had to work for it, as the hike took about 2 hours up and 1.5 hours down with frequent breaks, but it was worth it! Cost: 7,000 won one-way for a … Continue reading
April 4th and 5th, 2015 marked the peak weekend for cherry blossoms here in South Korea, which meant it was time to travel with Enjoy Korea to the small seaport town of Jinhae for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival! The roughly $30 registration fee provided us with timely and convenient transportation that dropped us off, … Continue reading
During the first weekend of October I went to the Lantern Festival in Jinju! To read more about the festival, view the related post here!
Located in the south central part of Korea, Jinju is a small city of just 300,000 people. But for ten days a year, nighttime traffic is bumper-to-bumper and walking the streets means shuffling, wading and weaving through crowds of people. Why? The Jinju Namgang Yudeong (Lantern) Festival. One of the most famous festivals in Korea, the Lantern Festival is deeply … Continue reading
This video takes you along with me as I travel to Andong, South Korea for the 2014 International Mask Festival! To read more about my experience, check the related post here!
Masks: Pretty cool! Food: Pretty good! Performances: Okay. Location: Okay. Overall: Pretty…okay. A few weeks back, on September 27th and 28th, I traveled north to the sleepy town of Andong (population approximately 160,000) for the 2014 Mask Festival (side note: check out the vlog post here!). Spanning ten days, the festival featured masks from countries … Continue reading
With exactly two weeks left until I hop on a plane to South Korea, every day I get a little more nervous, but also more excited. Here are some of the things I’m most looking forward to: Orientation. Between the long, informative lectures and the desperate attempts to make as many friends as possible, part of … Continue reading
“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” ~ Mark Twain
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” ~ Alan Keightley
We all have our innocent addictions: chocolate, coffee, a favorite tv show or book series. For many, this also includes travel. But what are the marks of a true travel addict? Find out below! You might be addicted to travel, if: 1. You’ve been called a gypsy, a nomad, or a vagabond. You wear these terms … Continue reading