5 Tips for Cycling with Kids in Korea

Whether it’s a short bike ride along the Han River or a huge cycle touring trip around Jeju Island with your family, cycling can be a fun and fulfilling activity.  Riding with our son for the day, and going only as far as his little legs will pedal, experiencing the landscape in every detail is a great experience and has …

Han River Bike Camping from Chuncheon to Seoul

In the rugged mountains of Gangwon Province in South Korea, a bicycle-path follows the North Han River as it flows through a narrow valley lined with forested peaks. Last month we – Emma, Jarrod and 11 year old Sebastian – rode our bikes through this valley with our heads down, battling against a big headwind on a three day bike …

How to Get the Most out of Your Trip to Jeju Island

We had just arrived in Jeju City the night before by ferry and was about to start our two-week bicycle trip around South Korea’s Jeju Island.  Just as we were heading out of town we struck up a conversation with a passerby, who happened to be a local tour guide.  We asked if we could quickly interview him for our …

Jeju Island Poet: Read it, Feel it, Someday

During our 2 week trip around Jeju Island by bicycle we stayed in the sleepy town of Gosanri on the western side of South Korea’s Jeju Island.   We heard about  a Jeju Island poet, Jo Sungwon, in a local cafe. Jo had escaped from a high-pressure engineering job in Seoul and was living a simple, hermitic existence in a …

Traveling to Jeju Island by Ferry & Embracing Slow Travel

South Korea’s Jeju Island, or Jejudo, is popular with Korean and overseas tourists for its beautiful beaches and clean natural environment.  It’s so popular the flight from Seoul to Jejudo is the busiest in the world, with 10 million passengers every year.    The other alternative besides by plane is to go by ferry.  The ferry is only slightly cheaper than …

The 12 Types of Korean Hotels Explained

Decoding Korean Accommodation Looking for a hotel in Korea can be confusing – minbak, yogwan, hotel, motel guesthouse and resort are just a few of the commonly used terms for different types of hotels in South Korea and all mean something a little different.  This is a guide to the 12 main types of hotels found in Korea- and they’re …