What I Learned Traveling Overseas for the First Time

Note: This guest post is not an endorsement of any travel or airfare websites or services. I’m a simple guy, not really on social media or things like that much, but I wanted to share what I learned. I’m from the midwest, a small town in Ohio actually. I didn’t travel much before coming to…

The Traveler’s Guide to The Unique Tastes of South Korea (Part 2)

This series originally appeared on the now-defunct blog, Black In Korea in 2015. The story recaps a foreigner’s first trip to South Korea prior to becoming a resident alien in 2017. Oh good, you’re back! Is your appetite ready for more? I’m glad to hear it, because we’ll be on the move, leaving the Capitol…

The Terrifying Side Of Korea, Nature

While Korea has developed with lightning speed and will continue to do so with its ever-changing landscape into the foreseeable future, there is a more underrated side that is inching its way to oblivion. Take a moment to appreciate the natural side before the rest of it goes the way of their beloved national animal,…

4 of the Best Foods to Try While Traveling in Korea

Korean food is delicious. This cannot be debated. After traveling for 2 weeks in Korea, where I am researching and writing exclusive Korea travel articles for email subscribers, I have had amazing opportunities to taste this first hand. Although there are many delicious foods in Korea and I haven’t had a chance to try them…

Visiting the Place Where the Gwangju Uprising Started

Outside the gates of Chonnam University in Gwangju city, in a patch of overgrown grass, next to a silhouette of a person walking, is a photo of a mass of students holding signs at the gate and facing down paratroopers. The photo was taken on May 18, 1980. It was the start of the Gwangju…

10 Reasons Why Hiking in Korea Differs from the Rest of the World

  Why Everyone Should Hike at Least Once in Korea I spent the first 25 years of my life in midwestern American states that were expansive, flat, and virtually devoid of any scenic value. As I turned 25, I got the opportunity to move to the significantly more interesting state of California – specifically if…

Biking Across South Korea With a Dog

 Korea’s Cycling Road Tour 4대강 국토종주 자전거  Shuffling among the suffocating crowds of more than 50 million people (more than all of Canada), it is hard to imagine finding space to breath. If you yearn to stretch your limbs and explore the calmer, more natural side of South Korea, riding cross country is the perfect escape. The…

Tao Expeditions: Kill What You Eat

Between El Nido and Coron:  Tao Expeditions Chapter Six:  Killing Pigs   The method for killing what you eat, at least on this island, was to pierce the throat with a long spike and thrust it downwards to the heart. I wanted to do it. They brought the pig to the outdoor kitchen at the…