KOREA

How to Spend 2 Weeks in Korea: 4 Itinerary Ideas

So I know I briefly laid down some itinerary ideas in my massive travel tips post, but I thought I’d dedicate a few posts to give you guys more specific details. To start off, here are 4 different guides if you…

KOREA

How to Visit the Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival

One of my first real experiences with cherry blossoms in Korea was going to the Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival during my first spring. I’ve been and seen photos from quite a few festivals now, and it still has to be one…

Korea

Get an Aerial View of Deoksugung Palace

Here’s a fun little post. Deoksugung is one of the five main palaces built during the Joseon dynasty. It became an official royal residence when the others were burnt down during the Japanese invasions and until Changdeokgung was fully restored. Unfortunately,…

Korea

Changdeokgung Palace and its Secret Garden

While Gyeongbokgung is considered Korea’s main palace, Changdeokgung and its secret garden actually served as the primary royal residence from the early 1600s – 1800s. I’ve been twice now, once in late spring and recently mid-autumn, and it’s definitely one…

Ho Chi Minh City

Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City on Your First Visit

To be perfectly honest, I really didn’t know what to expect from this place! While I was noting the top things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, I was constantly overwhelmed by its sheer size. I was also a lot…

Elissa’s Local Guide to Los Angeles

A third generation Angelino, Elissa is a true-blue local to one of California’s most famous cities. Both of her grandfathers were born and raised in Los Angeles, and her father works as an architect Downtown. She has also had the…