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Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul

Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌) is a great place to find traditional Korean architecture in modern Seoul. It’s a historic residential area north of central Seoul between the Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung palaces. Today Bukchon contains almost 900 traditional Korean houses (hanoks).

Things to do in Busan, South Korea

About 300 km southeast of Seoul is the South Korean port city of Busan (부산). The city has so much to offer with its beautiful South Sea coastline, sandy beaches, mountains, as well as the fun of Korean food and culture—yet the city is under the radar of most western travelers.

Before you ride an elephant in Thailand

Trekking through the jungle in Thailand perched high on an elephant, seemed both exciting and romantic to me. After researching this activity, I wasn’t so sure. Eventually we decided to visit Elephant Nature Park, and it was truly awesome! Elephant Nature Park Elephant Nature Park initially caught my attention as it is ranked high on TripAdvisor. It is […]

Korean Home Cooking Class

As usual for us, many of our experiences during our visit to Seoul involve food. I like Korean food, but a lot of it is still unfamiliar to me, so I figured a Korean home cooking class would be a fun way to learn more about Korean cuisine and ingredients. OME Cooking Lab in Seoul offers a Korean home cooking class, […]

Highlights of our first visit to colourful Hong Kong

Our first trip to Hong Kong was only for a few days, but it is already one of my favourite cities in the world. It is a terrific blend of historic Chinese culture and modern soaring skyscrapers, colourful lights and green parks, bustling markets and beautiful Victoria Harbour. The city is compact so even in a short visit you can see and do a lot. At least enough […]

A Delicious Taste of Hong Kong

At about 8:30 am we took our place in line at Tim Ho Wan, famous as the world’s cheapest Michelin starred restaurant. There’s a lot of food to try in Hong Kong, as we discovered, and this was a great place to start. Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan, the World’s Cheapest Michelin Starred Restaurant Dim sum is a […]

First Impressions of Glittering Hong Kong by Night

Of course I have seen photos and movies of Hong Kong, but I still had that “pinch me, I’m really here” feeling. It’s always a thrill visiting somewhere new, and this is one of those places I had wanted to visit for a long time. Arriving at night, Hong Kong made a glittering first impression with its soaring skyscrapers, colourful […]

The Tsuu T’ina Indian Rodeo and Pow Wow

If you enjoyed the Calgary Stampede, here’s your chance to see top level rodeo up close at the Tsuu T’ina Nation Indian Rodeo and Pow Wow, held each year in July. This is one of North America’s top Indian rodeos, combined with First Nations culture and the excitement of a traditional pow wow. This event […]

Travel More With These Money Saving Travel Tips

If I won the lottery…the first thing I would do is travel. We’ve all said this or heard this. It’s true that travel can be expensive, but it isn’t necessarily as costly as you might think. Not only that, but spending more money doesn’t necessarily mean you will have a better time. Thankfully there are a lot of […]

The Simmons Building – Calgary’s Cool New Dining Destination

The historic Simmons Building just opened as a unique dining destination in Calgary’s East Village. It brings together three of Calgary’s food favourites: Charbar (an offspring of Charcut), Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, and Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters. The Simmons Building is right next to the Bow River Pathway, and we just happened to be riding our bikes past and […]