Koreans decked out in expensive hiking gear at the Namhan Sanseong fortress wall below towering pine trees in summer.

Hiking at Namhan Sanseong

February 10, 2015

Seoul’s easiest hiking area, perfect for anyone.

Strange trees along the Gwaneumsa trail to Hallasan, Jeju.

Nature’s paradise in Jeju

February 6, 2015

Hallasan, waterfalls and the creepy Manjanggul lava tunnel.

Coffee at Cafe Pascucci's Seoul National University outlet

Café in the forest

January 29, 2015

A quiet cafe surrounded by beautiful pine trees in a little-known corner of Seoul.

A lake at sunset as seen from Busan's Geumjeung mountain

Hiking Busan’s Geumjeong Mountain Fortress

January 27, 2015

A beautiful half-day hike that gives you great views of Busan city and the surrounding lakes and mountains.

Haeundae beach in Busan, Korea

Best views of Busan

December 5, 2014

Hike up to Geumjeongsan Fortress Wall or Jangsan for incredible views of the city, or stroll down to Dongbaek for a nice sunset photo.

Cherry blossoms in spring at Korea's historic capital of Gyeongju

Where to see cherry blossoms in spring

December 5, 2014

Picnic under the falling blooms at Gyeongju’s Bulguksa temple.

A foggy and misty day at jeju beach thanks to incessant rain

Why NOT to see Jeju

December 5, 2014

Jeju is nice, but it is also expensive, prone to bad weather and poor with public transport.

The triple peaks of Seoul's Bukhansan mountain seen from the Jindalle Ridge

Climbing Bukhansan

December 3, 2014

A hiking route that takes you up the beautiful Jindalle Ridge, through the fortress wall’s Great East Gate and up to the triple peaks of Bukhansan.

View of nearby peaks from Bukhansan, Seoul

Top 5 hiking spots in Seoul

December 3, 2014

Bukhansan, Namsan or Seoul Dream Forest? Hikes for all levels of fitness.

Countryside of Yeosu, Korea

Korea’s most scenic public bus

December 3, 2014

The half-hour bus ride winds past wildflowers, rice fields and windswept coastal cliffs in a picturesque part of Korea that is way off the tourist map.