National Parks Archive

Hiking in Seoraksan National Park – Heundeulbawi Rock, Gyejoam Grotto, & Ulsanbawi Rock

My final hike in Seoraksan National Park was to Heundeulbawi Rock, Gyejoam Grotto, & Ulsanbawi Rock. The trail to these landmarks is just past Sinheungsa Temple & its giant Buddha. Saving the temple for my return journey, I crossed the new stone bridges & headed up into the hills. The trail to¬†Heundeulbawi Rock is 2.3 […]

Staying & eating near the entrance of Seoraksan National Park in Sokcho, South Korea – Goodstay Smile Resort & Guesthouse

I could have stayed in central Sokcho for my visit to go hiking in Seoraksan National Park, but instead I decided to stay as close as possible to the park entrance at a place called Goodstay Smile Resort & Guesthouse. Bus number 7 or 7-1 goes from the Intercity Bus Station out to this area […]

Travel Contests: June 28, 2017 – Scandinavia, Colombia, Tokyo, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Colombia; New York City; a cruise around Scandinavia & the Baltic; Hawaii; Marriott hotel nights; The Bahamas; Los Angeles, Portland, New Orleans, and New York City; St. Croix; Washington; Napa Valley, California; Cancun, Mexico; the Kennedy Space Center in Florida; a Sandals […]

Travel Contests: May 24, 2017 – Italy, Montreal, Sonoma, & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Riviera Maya, Mexico; Hong Kong; St. Lucia; Tuscany, Italy; New York City; Boston, Massachusetts; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Cancun, Mexico; Sonoma & Napa, California; Ashland, Oregon; Yosemite National Park; San Francisco, California; Florida; 140,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles; and more. […]

Travel Contests: August 17, 2016 – Sweden, Iceland, Dubai & more

Here are your travel contests for this week. You can win trips to Gothenburg, Sweden; Nashville, Tennessee; Iceland; Spain; Dubai; Tulum, Mexico; Southern California; the Hamptons, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; your choice of National Parks trips; and more. Good luck! Win a trip to Gothenburg, Sweden One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a […]