Seoul Hotels: Which Area Is Best?

In my experience talking to our tour guests, the most popular Seoul hotel areas are Myeong-dong, Hongdae, Jongno, Itaewon, Insa-dong, Dongdaemun, Bukchon, and Gangnam. Some people have loved their places. Others have shown regrets. It depends on your expectations and...

Restaurants in Myeong-dong: A Quick Guide

Where are the good restaurants in Myeong-dong? Short answer: There aren’t any. No, that isn’t entirely true. If you’re looking for great food in Myeong-dong be prepared for disappointment. Here’s why. A long time ago, Myeong-dong was a great...

Top Things To Do In Seoul: Palaces

The Short and Blunt Guide to Seoul’s Palaces Palaces are one of the top things to do in Seoul. If you’re coming to Seoul for a short time just go to one palace. Seriously. From my own experience and from talking to guests on our tours, once you’ve...

10 Unique Souvenirs You Should Get In Seoul

Don’t know what to buy in Korea? Here are some Korean souvenirs. One of the most stressful parts of traveling is getting Korean souvenirs and gifts for friends, family, and office mates. What are good things to buy in Korea? I’ve lived in the Seoul area...