Bukhansan is Seoul's tallest mountain. At just over 800m tall, it makes the perfect day hike from Seoul. Learn how to get to Bukhansan and read about the best hiking trails on the mountain.
After 5 years of living abroad, here are 5 ways traveling and expat life have changed me for the better.
An insiders guide to the Sacred Valley of Peru with what to do, where to go, what to eat, and the best hikes and events in the valley.
Valerie and I attempt to go for a motorbike exploration in peak rainy season, and learn the hard way why dirt roads are not ideal for monsoon plagued countries.
Food: Chocho Country: Peru Region: Huaraz Flavor: Savory Spice level: 4/10 Meet one of my favorite street foods in the entire world: the Peruvian super food secret - Chocho! What is Chocho? Chocho is probably the healthiest street food I've ever found. Basically, it is a salad made up mostly of the tarwi bean (we'll... Continue Reading →
I enter the terminal to the sound of men calling out the various destinations. “Cusco! Cusco! Chincero!” “Ollantaytambo!” Occasionally I am noticed and one calls out the name of some nearby tourist destination for the gringa. “Maras! Moray!” But today I am not traveling for pleasure. Today I am heading to a different place, on... Continue Reading →
Ok, It is now the start of my second week living and working in Urubamba, Peru. My brain is a little tired from using Spanish, even though I am able to use English at home. Every day, all around me is Spanish. This is good, this is great. I can feel myself learning every day.... Continue Reading →
My first winter in Korea was my first winter in 5 years. The initial adjustment was difficult, dare I say bordering on traumatizing. But thankfully my 18 years in New England came through for me and I adjusted. Buying some thermal leggings and knock-off ugg boots helped as well. But god damn it was awful... Continue Reading →
I had been hearing about hiking in Seoraksan National Park place since I got to Korea in July, 2013. Of course, I wanted to make it out there before winter hit. Seoraksan is the highest mountain in the Taebek mountain range, and the third highest mountain in all of South Korea. Located only 2 to 3 hours... Continue Reading →