Vegetarian restaurants in Seoul: the best of the best!

Korean food is delicious, and vegetarian Korean food is even better! We spent our time in Korea searching out the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Seoul. (And we totally managed to avoid vegan fast-food monolith Loving Hut, as a bonus.) Here’s what we discovered! Vegetarian restaurants in Insadong We had two top-favorite vegetarian restaurants in Insadong. The first, Maru JaYeonSik Kimbap, is tiny, informal, and shockingly cheap. Dishes ranged from 2,000 to 4,000 won[…]

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Ultimate Packing List (for anywhere in the world!)

Packing is probably my least favorite activity. Here you are, all ready for your vacation, but this Herculean task stands firmly in the way. So many tiny decisions: what to bring, what to leave, what fits, what doesn’t… it’s exhausting. I almost always travel with just a carry-on sized backpack, so space is definitely an issue. And there’s nothing worse than deciding against bringing something, only to end up needing it. This is why I’ve[…]

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How to visit the Boseong Green Tea Field

We decided to spend a few days in Korea visiting smaller cities in the south and the Boseong Green Tea Plantation (Daehan Dawon). This turned out to be a great choice. The towns and cities that we visited in the south were far less crowded and touristy than Seoul, and the tea farm at Boseong was beautiful! Here’s everything you need to know. Getting to Boseong from Seoul We read online about several people doing[…]

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To the Gobi! Our review of Golden Gobi Tours in Ulaanbaatar

Planning for a trip to Mongolia? You’ll want to book a tour, as it’s tough to get around the country on your own. We went with Golden Gobi Hostel and Tours – here’s our Golden Gobi review! Having done no research on Mongolia (of course), we hopped on our 30 hour train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar. When we arrived, the tour manager from Golden Gobi hostel, where we were staying, was there to meet us[…]

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