10 Winter Festivals to Get Out of the House For!

Herb Island Lighting Festival

Winter is quickly approaching. The breezes are becoming chillier and the fashionable light weather jackets are being swapped for parkas and snug coats just a few weeks after autumn graced the peninsula. The colorful leaves will soon be on the … Continue reading

Peace To Be Found in Pyeonghwa Park

Seoul, Korea: Pyeonghwa Park, Mapo-gu

Just across the street begging to be visited for a leisurely stroll or a picnic before any sporting event at the World Cup Stadium sits Peace Park (Pyeonghwa Park or 평화의공원). The main feature of the park is a large pond … Continue reading

I’m Under Construction!

Pregnant and Lovin it Photos

Eleven months ago we decided it was time to add a member to our family and the next thing we knew, just a month later, I was pregnant. Though my mother warned me multiple times this was something that couldn’t … Continue reading

Changdeok Palace: The Palace of Illustrious Virtue

Seoul, Korea: Changdeok Palace 창덕궁

Changdeok Palace (창덕궁), translated to mean the “Palace of Illustrious Virtue”, was the principal palace for many of the Joseon kings and sitting just up the street from the more famous Gyeongbuk Palace, it warrants a visit any season of … Continue reading

What to Expect When You’re Expecting in Korea, Pt. 2

The Pretty Mom Card

In part 1 of this series I discussed finding a doctor and enforcing English during consultations as well as not finding a Lamaze class and not having my belly rubbed by anyone surprisingly. Becoming pregnant while abroad can be fun … Continue reading

Autumn Views of The Secret Garden

Seoul, Korea: Changdeok Palce The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden (비원 or 후원) is one of the biggest draws to Changdeok Palace (창덕궁) and it is touted among Koreans as a beautiful place to take a stroll not only in the autumn but in every season. It’s … Continue reading

Five Parks in One

Mapo-gu, Seoul: World Cup Park, Nanjicheon Park

Again and again Sky Park is mentioned as a must see in the Mapo area. Every autumn the tall buckwheat reeds turn from lovely greens to golden and brown hues that wave in the cool breezes and people flock to … Continue reading

October On The Go!

October on the go: Pregnant Photoshoot

Trying to get out and about to take advantage of the beautiful autumn scenery and enjoy the cool breezes while one is nine months pregnant is not the easiest thing, if you were wondering. Shifting from days of being “fat” pregnant … Continue reading