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Joint Security Area Dividing the North Korean and South Korean DMZ

Is South Korea Safe to Visit?

Lately, the Korean peninsula has been in the news a lot. With threats of war from North Korean and joint military exercises between South Korea and the Americans, I’ve been asked a few times recently if it’s safe to...
by Jim Cheney

A fishing boat waits for high tide on Seonudo Island in South Korea.

5 Must-See Korean Destinations Outside of Seoul

Seoul, South Korea is one of my favorite cities in the world. With ultra-modern architecture, historic homes and fortresses, trendy night clubs, and spacious parks, the city has something for everyone. However, if you only visi...
by Jim Cheney


Visiting the Korean DMZ and standing in North Korea is impossible without taking a group tour. The Pros and Cons of taking a group tour.

5 Countries That Are Ridiculously Hard for Americans to Visit

If there is one thing that infuriates the traveler in me more than anything, it’s countries that require visas for tourism. There is really no good reason to require a visa from someone wanting to come into your country t...
by Jim Cheney

Getting ready to go bare-handed fishing at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival.

A Wonder of Winter: The Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

Note: Most of the information regarding pricing and festival events relates to my experience at the 2012 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival. However, information about festival dates have been changed for 2014.  Use this post as...
by Jim Cheney


The DMZ Sign at the Third Infiltration Tunnel in South Korea

Visiting The Korean DMZ and Living To Tell About It

Listening to the soldier speak, I felt as if I was going into war. “Don’t point at anything,” he warned as he strode quietly in front of the group of nervous, but eager participants. “If you look behind ...
by Jim Cheney