South Korea

Officially the Republic of South Korea, this country makes up the southern part of the Korean peninsula. After the Korean War the country was left in economic ruin but has since recovered to become highly developed and an economic powerhouse. Most of the year it can be humid and warm to hot, but winters can be bitterly cold, so plan your trip accordingly. You’ll find people friendly and helpful. There are incredible landscapes, beautiful temples, a vibrant nightlife in Seoul, skiing, plenty of outdoor activities, visit small villages, and Jeju Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you’re a foodie, you’ve come to the right place. Korean cuisine is a blend of flavors, aromas, spice (some quite hot) and gracious hospitality. 


Wherever we go, we always have a beaten up guidebook, local phrasebook, and weatherproof map in our backpacks.