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Cherry Blossoms at the 2011 Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul, South Korea.

The 2016 Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul

It’s that time of year again. The cold winter air is starting to thaw, birds are chirping, and flowers are starting to bloom. If you’re in Korea, it’s no doubt that you will soon begin to see the pink and whit...
by Jim Cheney

Amazing urban vistas from around the world

5 Amazing Urban Vistas in Asia and North America

In almost every city around the world, there is an amazing vantage point where you can view the city skyline. In some cities, this is an observation deck, but in others, there is a natural rise in the land that provides for an ...
by Jim Cheney


A lantern depicting a Joseon dynasty drummer on display at the 2011 Seoul Lantern Festival. The 2012 Seoul Lantern Festival is being help from November 2-18.

The 2015 Seoul Lantern Festival: Cold, but Awesome

During my two years living in South Korea, I went to many different kinds of festivals. Some of my favorite, though, featured Korean traditional lanterns. In November of each year, the Cheonggyecheon Stream in the heart of Seou...
by Jim Cheney

Things to do in Busan, South Korea.

5 Great Things to do in Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea, is one of Asia’s most underrated cities. The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is more known for its large port than its attractions. However, if you visit the city, you’ll uncover a laid...
by Jim Cheney


What is the biggest lesson you learned from traveling?

Discuss: What is the Most Important Lesson Travel has Taught You?

It is often said that travel can be a transformative experience. That the things you learn while traveling will change you. However, we often talk about it in general terms without giving much thought to how it actually has cha...
by Jim Cheney

Treasures of Korea at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Visiting the Treasures of Korea at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

It’s been just a few days over two years since I left my temporary home in South Korea and started on a long and epic journey home. However, even though I only lived in Korea for two years, there will always be a part of ...
by Jim Cheney