Nostalgic Day Trips Near Songtan

Once upon a time we lived in Korea;  twice, really; for four years total; and then we went back to visit as tourists.  When asking the kids where their favorite places were to day trip too, it came down to three we could all agree on:  the Folk Village in Suwon, Everland amusement park, and […]

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Back to Korea

For a military brat, four years spent in one location amounts to a heck of a lot of time, even if it was split over two separate moves.  In fact, it makes the place feel like home more than anywhere else in the world.  Oddly enough, its Korea for me. So, given the opportunity to […]

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Seaweed, Dinosaurs, and the greatest Isle in Korea

I so wish I had time to type this up…. maybe later when life isn’t so busy.  But, the kids and I had a wonderful road trip last week.  After visiting the beaches and bamboo forests we headed south to the island of Wando where we learned about seaweed a the Seaweed Center: it was […]

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Beaches, Bamboo, and Tea

After the packers wrapped up all our junk, stuffed it into crates, and drove off with it, we grabbed our camping bag out of the ‘no pack’ zone and headed out for a final week of Korea road trip.  My goal: the southwest. Being the weekend meant Bryan joined us, too!  We drove south on […]

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Camping Korea’s Perfect Spot

Last weekend we drove a few hours east to a riverside that Bryan spotted from the air.  It was a beautiful river valley with wide sandbars and a bit of shade; perfect for a memorial weekend of camping. Really, the sky was bluer there and the air clear!  The mountains here are steep and verdant […]

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Spring!

I love spring in Korea. The flowers are out, the weather is nice (most of the time), people are out, and we are biking everywhere again.  I got the kids each a little scooter, too, to ride around for fun, but also to take in our carry on luggage to Spain for some motation when […]

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Gurypo Beach Camping

I’m so glad it’s camping weather again!  It so refreshes me to enjoy a weekend outdoors where the kids can run around wild and play freely while I can relax and read a magazine.  This weekend we drove out to the Taean National Seashore where we’ve been before.  We camped at at a nice campground […]

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Spring Lessons!

We have been back from Germany for a week or so.  The first week back was a bit rough with jet lag waking us up early and needing to nap in the afternoon …. which dragged into the evening.  It was great to see Bryan for a while and we tried not to wake him; […]

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Asan Spa

Our last day of road tripping was to Asan Spavis….. I wrote an article for the Stripes about this one, here it is!   Half Off at Asan Spavis Recently Molla Korea posted a series of discounts on their Facebook page; most designated just for USFK (United States Forces Korea) members.  Ever looking out for […]

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