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Busan to Sokcho, South Korea by bus

Sokcho, South Korea is the gateway to the beautiful Seoraksan National Park. Every fall, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Seoraksan to see the leaves changing colors. I traveled from Busan to Sokcho by bus as part of the final leg of my trip to South Korea. Since it was a busy time of […]

A day trip from Busan to Gyeongju, South Korea

Gyeongju, South Korea, is a major city in world history, yet comparatively few people are aware of its rich background. During the time of the Silla Dynasty, which lasted from 57 BC – 935 AD – a remarkable length of time, Gyeongju served as its capital. Around the year 750, Gyeongju was the 4th largest […]

Travel Contests: August 23, 2017 – Italy, Florida, Mexico, & more

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The best craft beer in Busan, South Korea

Busan is South Korea’s second largest city. While not as massive as Seoul, Busan still has a vibrant modern edge to it. There are several great breweries & places to drink craft beer in Busan. Most of them are congregated in two sections of the city, Gwangan & Nampo. Here are the best places I […]

A visit to Haeundae & Dongbaek Park in Busan, South Korea

Late during my previous day in Busan, after having spent the afternoon exploring Gamcheon Culture Village, I had learned that Typhoon Chaba was going to be hitting South Korea overnight. The bulk of the storm hit in the early morning hours, but by the early afternoon, the skies were clear. I had spent the storm […]

Travel Contests: August 16, 2017 – Patagonia, Myanmar, Ibiza, & more

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A day trip from Glasgow to Bothwell Castle

Most visitors to Scotland think of Edinburgh or the Highlands when it comes to seeing historic castles. However, there’s a cool medieval castle right near Glasgow called Bothwell Castle. While it might not have the imposing majesty of Edinburgh or Stirling Castle, it’s a perfect short day trip from Glasgow to Bothwell Castle. Bothwell Castle […]

Hiking in Seoraksan National Park – Biseondae

I spent two full days hiking in Seoraksan National Park, exploring four different areas from the entrance near Sokcho. On my first day, I took the bus into the park from my hotel around 9am. There is just one way into the park, and it is a dead end, so the bus didn’t get too […]

Travel Contests: August 9, 2017 – Hawaii, Solar Eclipse, Nicaragua

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A visit to Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, South Korea

One of the highlights of Busan is Gamcheon Culture Village. In recent years, artists & residents have turned what was once a hilltop slum into a beautiful lively neighborhood. Gamcheon is located outside of central Busan, but it’s fairly easily accessed by the city’s metro system. I took the Metro south from Beomnaegol station, which […]

Travel Contests: August 2, 2017 – Kyoto, San Francisco, St. Lucia, & more

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The best craft beer in Santa Rosa, California

Located about an hour and a half north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa, California is most famously known for a few things. It’s part of the heart of Northern California’s wine country in Sonoma County. Plus, it’s where “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz lived for many years, with the city now hosting a museum about his life as […]

Chasing the Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway

My primary reason for traveling to dark Norway in late December was to see the Northern Lights in Tromsø. Sure, there are other winter activities in northern Norway around Christmastime, but the Polar Night means the sun never pokes above the horizon, so even midday looks like twilight. The Northern Lights are the main attraction […]