5 Great Jeju Island Hotels off the Beaten Track

  Jeju Island is one of the busiest holiday destinations in Asia. Each month up to 100,000 people visit the island and as a result Jeju Island hotels have a wide range to choose from including standard hotels, motels, resorts, minbak, campsites, hostels and guesthouses. Many hotels are amazing value for money but unfortunately many more are astonishingly overpriced, poorly …

Cycling From Seoul to Jeonju – Part 2 of 2

  In July this year I loaded up my folding bike and spent a week cycling from Seoul to Jeonju. I’ve been on some great bike trips before, usually with the other members of the Korean Rooftop team – my son Sebastian and wife Emma. During spring this year we rode and camped from Chuncheon to Seoul and had a …

Cycling From Seoul to Jeonju – Part 1 of 2

It All Started When… I’ve lived in South Korea for six years and for most of that time I’ve dreamed of going on a bike camping trip alone. I’ll admit I’m a bit of a daydreamer but there’s something romantic about the idea of travelling under my own steam through this crowded and mountainous country. For years I’ve imagined myself …

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 …

Tour Guide’s Tips to Discover the Real 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 …