Secrets Abroad: Hong Kong

Hong Kong City

Secrets Abroad is an ongoing series that explores the hidden sides of cultures from around the world. Check out previous editions here. Hong Kong is one of the most distinctive cities in Asia, and possibly the entire world. It’s a place where Eastern and Western influences stitch together seamlessly. Snippets of English and Cantonese flow […]

Monthly Round-Up: August Travel Diary

Autumn is finally rolling in, which means it’s time to wrap up the last official month of summer. You know how sometimes, life will just dribble by for a few weeks, with nothing worth noting occurring? Well, August was the complete opposite of that. There were plenty of great moments, as well as a handful […]

Mt. Hallasan: Hiking South Korea’s Tallest Mountain

Mt. Hallasan in Jeju Island

When it comes to traveling, we all have a tendency to exaggerate. Tour agencies promise you the trip of a lifetime. City governments claim their landmarks to be the “World’s Best”. Restaurants tell visitors that they serve the top dishes for miles. And when travelers retell the stories behind their grandest adventures, they embellish details […]