The Great Korean Road Trip – Day 3 – Oeam Folk Village

Distance Traveled Today: 167km

Distance Traveled Total: 325km

My apologies. I got too caught up fan girling about the dolmens yesterday that I totally forgot about this very honorable mention! Just at the tip of the bridge between Ganghwa Island and Kyodong Island is this nice little Read more

Less Touristy Things to do OUTSIDE of Seoul

If you read the last post about Less Touristy Things to do in Seoul, you get the drill. I am not saying that these alternatives are BETTER than their more touristy cousins in Korea, but I can definitely assure you that you will be one of the few foreigners experiencing these places. The last post included places within Seoul or within a short day trip, so this one will exclusively be limited to places outside of Seoul.

Historical City -> Skip Gyeongju, go to Kongju and Buyeo

The first unification of Korea was arguably accomplished by Read more

Less Touristy Things to do in Seoul

Finding an off the beaten spot makes any trip feel a tad bit more personal. Even if you’ve visiting a place with millions of tourists, your trip suddenly becomes unique when you don’t just do what everyone else does. Every year (with the exception of 2018), I’ve revised and republished what I honestly believe is the best countdown to the coolest things to do in Seoul and in Korea as a whole. However, I am still often asked to recommend “less touristy things” and well, the time has come. The style of this list will be similar to the “Eat this, not that” diet books which I never read, but thought were was a cool concept. Here are some touristy things to do in Seoul and their far less touristy alternatives.

 

Seoul Palaces -> Skip Gyeongbokgung, go to Gyeonghuigung

If you’re looking for a palace in Seoul to roam around all by yourself, there are a grand total of five. However, Gyeongbok, Changdeok, Changgyeong, and Deoksu all Read more

The Ultimate List of the Best Places to Kayak Around the World

The following is a guest post from Adam Eyal, a fellow blogger over at Fringe Pursuits. This blog is a wonderful resource for people who like to combine travel with recreational sports. This article is his expert advice where he will tell you where to kayak around the world like a pro. For long term followers of this blog, you’d know that I rarely allow guest posts, so rest assured, this is a really good one :). Take it away Adam!


 

At the start of this new year, while you’re busy making new resolutions for the year ahead, why not make your list of top kayak locations that you have to visit before you die?

Kayaks can get into tighter, more secluded spots than cruise ships and tour boats, so this is the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten track. You’ll be able to see things that most tourists can only dream of as kayaking around the world will get you up close and personal with nature.

We’ve travelled the globe, so if you’re looking for inspiration on where to go for your next kayak vacation, look no further…

 

The Amazon


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10 Amazing Animal Encounters Around the World

Sure, you can go to a zoo or aquarium to have virtually any animal encounters you desire, but what’s the fun in that? There is something truly special seeing an animal in its natural habitat that makes you feel like a real explorer. In addition to UNESCO sites, seeing some amazing wildlife is one of my biggest draws to travel. Here are ten unique species and where I was lucky enough to have encountered them.
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