10 Hikes In Korea You Will Absolutely Love

Gorgeous scenery from Hallasan National Park, one of my favourite hikes in Korea.

Rounding off the series on hiking Korea’s mountains with a bucket list to make the best of a year abroad, there are 10 more hikes in Korea I got to complete. I absolutely loved every moment spent on these trails, discovering as much of Korea’s landscape as I could — as would anyone! Jeollabuk-do There were quite a […]

12 Awesome Korean Day Hikes I Recommend

The trail along the top of the ridge at Sobaeksan National Park, seen during one of my Korean day hikes.

In my attempt at hiking Korea’s mountains in as many national and provincial parks as possible to make the most of my year abroad, I often travelled away from my Korean hometown of Busan on weekends. That’s how I found many of these awesome Korean day hikes I recommend. Now of course, these Korean day hikes are only […]

7 Terrific Trails Easily Seen From Seoul

A stone lantern at the peak of Chiaksan National Park.

Even though I didn’t live in Seoul when I was in Korea, I did make extensive use of all types of public transportation, and since I was doing my best to make the most of my year abroad by hiking as many of Korea’s mountains as possible, I got to know the parks system pretty well. That’s why […]

Greatest Hiking List to Make the Most of a Year in Korea

A view of the mountain range at Sobaeksan National Park, seen while hiking Korea's mountains.

When I decided to teach English in South Korea for a year, one of the things that influenced my decision most was the landscape I would be moving to. I was getting more and more into hiking and backpacking, and the thought of living in a mountainous country couldn’t be more exciting. Romantic notions of hiking Korea’s mountains, […]

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Season’s End Plant Life on Georgian Bay: Mushrooms, Berries, and Flowers [Photo Album]

Plant life around Killarney's lighthouse includes this cute little yellow mushroom.

On Labour Day, we made our way to Killarney for a day hike around the lighthouse area. Even though the season is already turning cold, this fact reinforced on that day due to light rain and heavy fog, there was still plenty of pretty plant life to observe and photograph. Some flowers are still blooming, some berry trees […]

Hiking Around Killarney’s Lighthouse

View of Killarney's lighthouse from a rocky beach on our return journey.

We’re always in a good mood when we head out to Killarney, and even though it was drizzling rain and really foggy the last time we went, we were still upbeat. We weren’t sure exactly what we’d be doing that day, but we knew we’d be spending at least some time hiking around Killarney’s lighthouse. We thought we […]

Meal Plans, Packing Lists, and Tips For Casual Backcountry Paddlers

Casual backcountry paddlers will love this easily accessible spot in French River.

I recently shared our hiking meal plans and packing lists, and I gave out some great packing tips, too. Since we go on the occasional short canoe trip as well, we have meal plans, packing lists, and packing tips for casual backcountry paddlers as well. In fact, since we’re always packed and ready to go, our paddling meal […]

Packing Tips For Backcountry Hikers

We're on our way to sharing our packing tips for backcountry hikers...

Now that I’ve shared my backcountry meal plans and packing lists, it’s time to put it all together with these packing tips for backcountry hikers. You’ll need to know what’s in those posts to follow this one, so take a moment to read them if you haven’t already. So, once we get all our gear together, it’s time […]

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