5 Free Things to Do in Taipei, Taiwan

The view of downtown Taipei, Taiwan from Elephant Mountain.

Often referred to as the “Hidden Jewel of Asia”, Taiwan is becoming more and more well-known as a fantastic travel destination. With inexpensive but efficient transportation, and a ton of fantastic natural and man-made wonders to see, it’s no wonder that Taipei is quickly becoming a very popular place to vacation. Despite being a relatively … Read more

Gyeongju’s Namsan Mountain: A Magical Hike into South Korea’s Past

A Buddhist Temple on Namsan Mountain in Gyeongju, South Korea.

Nestled in the central valleys of South Korea is the ancient capital of Gyeongju. Similar to Kyoto, but without the fame or hordes of tourists, Gyeongju stands as a testament to Korea’s past. Scattered throughout the town of Gyeongju and its outskirts are enough temples and burial grounds to keep you occupied for weeks. However, … Read more

6 Months of Travel: Tripologist Goes on the Road

Our rough travel itinerary is marked by the red line.

I’ve got some exciting news that I’ve been itching to share for a while, and have mentioned several times on Twitter if you have been paying close enough attention: I’m taking the plunge into long-term travel! Having lived and worked in South Korea for the past two years, my wife and I are ready to … Read more

Taking the Ferry Between South Korea and Japan: An Instruction Manual

The JR Beetle Ferry that runs from Fukuoka, Japan to Busan, South Korea.

South Korea and Japan are two fantastic countries to visit, and if you are visiting one, it makes a lot of sense to take the short hop across the East Sea/Sea of Japan to visit the other. Unfortunately, the cost of flights between the two countries can be ridiculously high, with a one-way ticket usually … Read more