Surviving Korean Drinking Culture
Ever heard about the legendary drinking culture in South Korea? Here's one girl's guide to making the most out of Korea's favorite past time. I spent two wonderful years living and working abroad in Seoul, South Korea. When I arrived, I was surprised to learn how influential the drinking culture was. It was then I [...]
Adventure travel may not be the first thing you think of when going to South Korea- but perhaps it should be. We had the eponymous Max of TeaMax Adventures give us his list of the 3 best adventure travel trips in South Korea. The heart and mind behind TeaMax Adventu re, Max loves swimming in [...]

Gwangju is perhaps Korea’s most underrated city for expats. Bursting with energy, a vibrant expat scene, and and tons of great places to visit nearby, Gwangju has more to offer than most people realize. Here, Blake Bouchard gives us the lowdown on Gwangju’s greatest day trips. Originally from Prince George, British Columbia, Blake has been […]

Cherry blossoms in Korea are every bit as beautiful as those in Japan, and not going to see them when you have the chance would be a huge mistake; read on to find out when and where you can view them at their most magnificent. Anthony counts himself fortunate to have seen the cherry blossoms fall on […]

In part two of her paean to "rural" Korean living, Amanda shares with us her top 8 reasons to live outside of the major hubs of Seoul, Busan, and Daegu. Amanda is a self-proclaimed city girl, born and raised in the densely populated suburbs of New Jersey, only a hop, skip, and a jump from [...]

Korean Express Buses (고속) are by far the most effective way to get around the country. Here we’ll show you how to make a reservation online, using the Korean-language only website. For three years Anthony has traveled Korea – largely by express bus, though also by planes, trains, and automobiles. He likes the express bus […]

Finding Christmas dinner in Korea is nearly impossible, so here are some recipes and tips to help you prepare your own - despite that tiny apartment. A three-year veteran of Korea, Anthony has twice hosted full-out Christmas dinners in tiny spaces. Last year saw 12 people feasting on roast pork, chicken, and potatoes, apple sauce, [...]

Buam-dong is a charming neighborhood in the center of Seoul, South Korea that offers a peaceful alternative to often-hectic Samcheongdong. In the first of a series of posts about lesser-known destinations, Amanda gives us an insider’s view. Always on the hunt for her next meal, Amanda’s search for great food and atmosphere have taken her […]

Visiting a Korean jjimjilbang (or public bath) is one of those obligatory experiences that no one should avoid merely out of “dignity” or “shyness.” Your first visit can be confusing, so we’ve put together the how-to you’ll need to act like a natural when going au naturel. Anthony loves a good soak in the Mokyoktang, […]

It’s easy to travel in Korea – once you know how. Here we give you the essential resources (and some insider tips) to plan and execute your weekend adventures. After years of weekend trips to distant temples, hot springs, and cultural festivals, Anthony still hasn’t seen most of what Korea has to offer. He loves […]