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The Philippines: Affordable Island Getaway from Korea

Posted on Thu, May 10, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Dreaming of an island getaway? Wondering what exotic places you can travel to while living and teaching in Korea? Think...Coconuts in hand, pristine beaches, and world class snorkeling; the Philippines is a value-for-money destination that is only a three-hour flight from Incheon International Airport. 

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Tags: islands, international, philippines, islands of korea, teach and travel,, travel, traveling

Explore Kyoto While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 04:17 PM

When you are teaching in Korea and have a 3 day weekend working for ChungDahm or April, it's always worth your while to take a mini vacation if you can afford it. Now that I am splitting my time between teaching ChungDahm and April Academy, I am getting more time off. Knowing that Lunar New Year would be coming up, my friend and I realized how expensive those tickets would be. So we decided to go on our trip the weekend before the major holiday. She had never been to Osaka or Kyoto so we decided to see if we could spend one day in Osaka and one day in Kyoto. My advice would be to not do it. A one day trip to either place is not nearly enough time to soak in what each city has to offer. There is so much to see and do in both places, you will not do either city its justice. Many teachers love to go to Osaka because it is only a 2 hour flight from Incheon International Airport (ICN) to Kansai International Airport (KIX). The last time I took this trip, we spent a full day at Universal Studios Japan (Osaka) and toured the following day. However, many teachers don't realize how close, how beautiful, and how historic Kyoto is. Here was my to-do list for traveling to Kyoto.

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Tags: Japan from Korea, vacation, vacation destinations, japan, Osaka, Kyoto, visit japan, teach and travel,, traveling, weekend travel, seollal

Top Beaches To Visit While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Jul 06, 2016 @ 03:02 PM

Korea does not come to mind, when I think of white sand beaches and blue sunny skies. However, with a little bit of digging during my time teaching in Korea, I discovered that Korea does indeed have white sand beaches and places that have a beach culture. Coming from South Africa myself I decided to search for a piece of Summer paradise by traveling and experiencing various places in Korea. Over the years, I fell in love with a few beaches in Korea that are situated in various provinces all over the country and have come to choose my favorite beaches according to my mood and vibe I would like to enjoy during a weekend getaway. 

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Tags: things to do in Korea, summer in korea, mudfest in korea, daechon, Trips in Korea, Jeju Island, things to see in korea, getaway, Gangwondo, busan, Tongyeong, Beaches in Korea, teach and travel,, weekend travel

Top 5 Korean Festivals To Experience in the Spring

Posted on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 @ 04:45 PM

Spring is just around the corner! I look forward to the blooming cherry blossoms, blue skies and delicious strawberries everywhere! Korea is a popular travel destination during the months of April and May, because of the great weather and stunning Spring atmosphere. The scenery is magnificent, from the Canola flowers growing inside Mt. Hallasan's crater to the perfectly pictured Yeoido Cherry Blossom trees. Korea really is superb during this season and there are a lot of festivals to celebrate the arrival of Spring in Korea! 

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Tags: Korean countryside, Korean culture, things to do in Korea, festivals, Spring, outdoor activities, cultural activities, teach and travel,, Spring Time, weekend travel, adventure

No Matter The Season, Gangwondo is a Must Visit When Teaching in Korea

Posted on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Gangwondo province, located in the mid-Eastern part of the peninsula, boasts some of the best scenic landscapes and vacation spots in Korea.  The province, which is only 2 hours from Seoul, is a wonderful place to escape no matter the time of year. It is famous for its white sand beaches, hiking trails and scenic views.  While living and teaching in Korea, you must plan a trip to Gangwondo. Every season has its own unique theme and beauty. Plan the ideal trip that you want, in the Fall, Summer or Winter! 

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Tags: Gangwondo, Sokcho, teach and travel,, weekend travel, adventure

4 Amazing Day Trips Near Seoul

Posted on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 12:45 PM

I love to travel! The opportunity to travel is one of the main reasons I’ve stayed in Korea for almost 4 years. Traveling can be a weekend jaunt to a nearby country or a more in depth trip between teaching jobs or contracts. Local travel is just as interesting and there are many suburbs to explore around Seoul via the subway or express bus service. Here are my top picks for a quick day trip outside of Seoul.

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Tags: Everland, seoul, what to do on the weekend, incheon, things to do on the weekends, Day trips, suwon, hwaseong fortress, Caribbean Bay, paju, teach and travel,, travel, weekend travel, teaching jobs

Got 2 Days Off? Visit Osaka While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Jul 01, 2015 @ 11:43 AM

While teaching in Korea, I have had the great pleasure of traveling all over Asia and that is one of the main reasons why I can’t leave here. I love to travel! Unexpectedly, because of the MERS outbreak, a lot of schools and academies had canceled classes for safety reasons. My branch was one of them and we randomly got two days off in the middle of the week. On a whim, a couple of friends and I decided to fly to Osaka, Japan. Here are the top 3 things that you should do when visiting Osaka

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Tags: japan, Osaka, teach and travel,, travel, weekend travel

Enjoy a Summer Weekend of Games and BBQ in Korea's Countryside

Posted on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 05:27 PM

The weather in Korea is heating up which means summer has arrived! To celebrate the beginning of summer, one of my friends invited us to go to the popular Daemyung Resort in Yangpyeong. About an hour and a half away from Seoul, Daemyung Resort is located in Korea's countryside of Gyeonggi-do.  Being able to make short distance weekend getaways is one of the great perks of teaching English in Korea

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Tags: Korean countryside, camping, Activities to do in Korea, Korea friends, teach and travel,, traveling, yangpyeong,, daemyung resort

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