KOREA

The Gwangyang Maehwa Festival: Finding Plum Blossoms in Korea

Around the same time as the sansuyu trees begin to bloom so do the apricot plum blossoms in Korea! Here’s a guide to visiting the prettiest area to see all the maehwa trees in their full glory at the Gwangyang…

KOREA

Visiting the Gurye Sansuyu Festival

The Gurye Sansuyu Festival is one of the first Korean flower festivals in spring since they begin to blossom in mid-March. Even though Namwon is only a few stops away from Gurye, it wasn’t until this year, living in Suncheon,…

TAIWAN

How to Spend 2 Days in Jiufen

While this little port city is normally seen on a day trip from Taipei, I highly recommend giving it at least two. In this Jiufen itinerary guide, I’m laying out all you can do and see while you’re in this…

SEOUL

Seoul Travel Guide

In this Seoul travel guide, I’m just laying down all the basics for your first trip as well as answering any of usual questions I have when I’m researching new cities to visit. My first experience with Seoul was as…

Taiwan

How to Visit Shifen Waterfall: the Little Niagara of Taiwan

One of the best Jiufen day trip options is getting on a train and visiting Shifen waterfall. Here’s a quick little guide on what to except and what to do while you’re there.  As I was talking to friends about…

HUALIEN

A Hualien Food Guide: Best Restaurants and Cafes

Wondering what to eat or drink in this coastal city? Here’s a little guide to the Hualien food scene based on the few days I spent there on my trip! Before I left for Taiwan, I went up to visit…