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 […]

Secrets Abroad: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About South Korea Pt. 2

Food in South Korea

Secrets Abroad is an ongoing series that explores the hidden sides of cultures from around the world. 안녕하세요 from the KAL lounge in Gimpo Airport! Joel and I have spent the last two weeks wandering (and eating) around the streets of Seoul. So far we’ve managed to fit in a trip to Hwaseong Fortress, a […]

Secrets Abroad: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About South Korea Pt. 1

Line Friends Store in Seoul South Korea

Secrets Abroad is an ongoing series that explores the hidden sides of cultures from around the world. 1. Scooter and motorcycle riders don’t seem to live by the same rules as everyone else on the road. They drive all over the sidewalk in between pedestrians (this was more common in Busan than Seoul) and they […]