The Mount Batur Sunrise Trek in Bali

Ah yes, the famous Mount Batur sunrise trek. A must do for anyone who likes hiking or sunrises in Bali. I should preface this post by explaining that this was not an easy trek for me at all. I’m a night…

KOREA

20 Photos to Make You Fall in Love with Traditional Korea

I’m going to be perfectly honest. What drew me to Korea as a high school senior was K-pop. The bubblegum pop, the pretty faces, the over the top glitz… I ate it all up. I spent my first summer in Seoul indulging…

Sea Pearl Hotel in Catba

Let this be a lesson learned (or re-learned): Money is not always an indicator of quality. Unfortunately, Cat Ba isn’t exactly an island like you might think. While the bay is pretty, the island town is not. It could be,…

(Mis)adventures in Tongyeong

Oh, Tongyeong. You were such an experience. I had been wanting to visit this port city for quite some time, and when I had a three-day weekend in early June, I decided to do a bit of solo traveling for…

Gokseong Rose Festival: There’s a Massive Garden in the Middle of …

If you happen to be passing through Korea in May, one of the events you should try and catch is the Gokseong Rose Festival. Head down to the Korean countryside and between seeing Damyang’s bamboo forest, Boseong’s green tea fields,…

Postcards from Kyoto

I cannot believe how quickly a year has gone by. This time last year Lynsey and I were in the middle of getting off a plane from Kyoto, giddily exhausted by the five days we had just spent roaming around Japan’s…