Nami Island is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Seoul. Aside from being storybook beautiful, it’s a curious place that’s unlike anything we’ve ever visited. There’s a child-like quality to the island reminiscent of faeries, elves, and other playful spirits. We relegate them to fantasy as adults but here, they may still exist.
Inside the DMZ, near the western coast of the peninsula, is the former village of Panmunjom which is now home to a small area known as the JSA or Joint Security Area. The JSA is the only portion of the DMZ where North and South Korean soldiers stand face-to-face. It’s been called “the most dangerous place in the Korean peninsula.”
Oak Valley Snow Park is a ski resort in Gangwon province, about one-and-a-half hours away from Seoul. It has 3 ski lifts and is home to 9 slopes – 2 green, 5 blue, and 2 black lines. There’s a small bunny hill for people who want to go sledding as well.
Your Thai Guide is a private tour provider in Thailand. They operate mainly out of Bangkok but they offer private tours in other parts of the country as well. Itineraries are entirely customizable and tailored to what travelers want to see and do.
For me, a tuk-tuk is the best and most fun way not just to get around Bangkok, but to explore it too. Being in an open vehicle, you’re more exposed to the elements so you get a better feel for the city. The traffic, the smells, the sounds, the chatter. I know many people don’t like it but I do find it to be part and parcel of the Bangkok experience.
Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand and part of the Himalayan mountain range. Located about two hours southwest of the Old City, it makes for a popular day trip from Chiang Mai.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. If you’ll be spending any time at all in Hanoi and the northern part of the country, then an overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay is a must.
The Cu Chi Tunnels which have become one of the most iconic attractions not just in Saigon, but in all of Vietnam. If you’ll be spending any time in Southern Vietnam, then this is something you need to do.
About two hours south of Hanoi in Ninh Binh province, this tour features a boat ride through the Hoang Long River amidst rice paddies and towering limestone mountains on all sides. Like many people, I’ve come to associate these limestone formations with Northern Vietnam so it seemed a great way to spend the day.
Masungi Georeserve is a geological park and conservation area in Baras, Rizal about an hour-and-a-half away from Manila. There you’ll find a hiking trail featuring rope walls, hanging bridges, and unique viewing platforms suspended over limestone karsts and a lush tropical rainforest.