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Top 5 Activities in Seoul, Korea

Top 5 Activities in Seoul, Korea

Visiting the Korea War Memorial Getting to the Korea War Memorial was on our list of places to visit in advance of our trip to Seoul. And the layout of the site and information we learned exceeded our expectations. I enjoy learning about world history (which I get from my Dad) and have always found war history to be fascinating. ... Read More »

Chillin’ Out in Seoul

Chillin’ Out in Seoul

What have we been up to lately? Well, we have been doing a lot of wandering, roaming, meandering, relaxing, etc, etc, etc. Basically, we decided we were going to chill out once we got to Seoul and explore the city at a casual pace versus the non-stop on the go that usually happens when we visit a new city. Seoul ... Read More »

Seoul Birthday Recap: Matt’s Take

Seoul Birthday Recap: Matt’s Take

First, THANK YOU to Alana for making my birthday in Seoul one I won’t forget. It was perfect. Love you lots! Second, THANK YOU to everyone for the birthday wishes on the website, Facebook, Twitter, email and so forth. I appreciate the love and thoughtfulness from everyone and hopefully I can celebrate future birthdays with you in person! Also, it ... Read More »

Take Me Out to the Ballgame…

Take Me Out to the Ballgame…

Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacksโ€ฆor BBQ chicken skewers and beer! With it being October and the MLB playoffs going strong back in the U.S., we thought catching a baseball game would be a great idea on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Seoul. We did a little research online and also asked our guesthouse owner how to best see a ... Read More »

Japan Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Japan Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. Hitting our target amount will be easy in some countries, but others like Japan will prove to be more difficult. We spent 12 days and nights in Japan, so having a plan in place for lodging and transportation was important to stay on track. These two ... Read More »

Top 5 Activities in Kyoto, Japan

Top 5 Activities in Kyoto, Japan

We spent seven wonderful days in Kyoto, Japan. We enjoyed virtually everything we did, saw and ate during our brief time in the city. With that said, it is extremely difficult to narrow it down to our five favorite events. However, the post title dictates it, right? So, our five favorite activities we took part in while in Kyoto are… ... Read More »

A Local, A Kiwi and Two Americans

A Local, A Kiwi and Two Americans

Cheers to meeting new people and new experiences! For those who are not familiar withย couchsurfing, it is a website/community of people who sign up to host people (couchsurfers) and be hosted while traveling. Some might be a little leery of the idea of staying with and meeting random strangers, but the site does include some verification as well as reviews ... Read More »

How to Hike Mount Daimonji

How to Hike Mount Daimonji

For a great view of Kyoto, be sure to hike Mt. Daimonji. This is part of the eastern mountain range in Kyoto and will not disappoint. The hike (scenic option) can be done by most anyone in relatively decent physical condition and includes both wooded and open areas, so we suggest wearing sunscreen and insect repellent. There are some additional ... Read More »

Let’s Go Grocery Shopping: Kyoto, Japan Edition

Let’s Go Grocery Shopping: Kyoto, Japan Edition

Grocery shopping and cooking your own food while traveling is a great way to save money and stick to a budget. Over the course of our RTW trip we will be staying at a number of guesthouses and hostels that will include a kitchen and other cooking utensils, so we will be taking advantage of these when possible. While weย still ... Read More »

Tokyo: A Quick Four Days

Tokyo: A Quick Four Days

A VERY quick four days! We spent four days and three nights in Tokyo and we can say with absolute certainty that this was not enough time to truly see the city, but we have a schedule to keep:) We had an overnight bus to Kyoto booked, so we had to pick and choose what we wanted to see most, ... Read More »