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Discover some hidden gems of Korea’s Uljin Beach
Discover some hidden gems of Korea’s Uljin Beach

About halfway down Korea’s East Coast, you’ll come across a place called Uljin. An area famed for its natural hot springs, yachting and hordes of tourists who have fled the urban sprawl of nearby cities such as Pohang, Daegu and Andong. But Uljin is certainly worth the trip even if you are not within its […]

Chuncheon is becoming much more than the ‘Dakgalbi’ town
Chuncheon is becoming much more than the ‘Dakgalbi’ town

Chuncheon has a lot going for it. If you’ve been around for a bit, you’ve probably heard that the city has made its name for being the origins of dakgalbi. But if their famed dish were to act as a compelling bait-and-switch just to come to the city, you’ll find much more than spicy chicken […]

Summer Pension Bliss on Ganghwa Island by Incheon
Summer Pension Bliss on Ganghwa Island by Incheon

A short trip north of Incheon will put you into Ganghwa Island territory. A summer destination frequented by Koreans and their families who are seeking seaside relaxation from a wide selection of pensions and minbaks. Among these, Suncoast stands out, notably for its great outdoor and covered pools, ensuite jacuzzis next your BBQ grill and fantastic […]

MoMo Loft in Gangwon Province
MoMo Loft in Gangwon Province

  MoMo Loft is exactly that. A pension with a loft-style interior that allows you to cook, relax, and watch TV on one floor, before climbing up to the bed that awaits in the above loft. Located outside will be your own private patio to take in the surrounding nature of Gangwon Province and within […]

Lavender Cozy in Yangyang County of Gangwon-do
Lavender Cozy in Yangyang County of Gangwon-do

Lavender Cozy is a pool villa pension located south of Yangyang in Korea’s Gangwon Province, and not too far from the beaches of the East Coast. However, the pension itself certainly boasts enough water fun and BBQ amenities to make you wonder if the trip to the beach is even necessary. Rates start at 130,000won […]

Casa del Pino Pension in Geoje
Casa del Pino Pension in Geoje

Looking to escape the cold weather that is just around the corner, but not wanting to take a plane anywhere? The temperatures on Geoje Island on Korea’s south shore are good enough to make it a year-round haven for tourists. One such place in Geoje that has the attention of tourists is Casa del Pino […]

Tivoli Ville in Pocheon
Tivoli Ville in Pocheon

Just a 40 minute drive from busy Gangnam, Tivoli Ville is a sprawling complex of differing pensions in the countryside of Pocheon. Although the pensions have different decor and architectural design, all suites have their own spa and BBQ facilities. Given the range of accommodations on offer, there’s something here to suit every budget, with room rates […]

Experience Trailers and Tents in Pyeongchang
Experience Trailers and Tents in Pyeongchang

Although the season for hanging out in pools is slowly moving past us, there’s no reason why you can’t lounge in your own tent or trailer in the backwoods of Korea’s Gangwon Province. Pyeongchang Nature Campground is one such place that offers a range of camping trailers, starting off as low as 90,000won for a […]

Naite Pension in Yangpyeong-gun
Naite Pension in Yangpyeong-gun

Fall season is upon us and cozy pensions in the countryside are being rented out for people seeking to relax around the colorful foliage. One such place is Naite Pension, which has rates starting at 150,000won per night (190,000won on Saturdays or holidays). Services and amenities include an on-site cafe, self-operated photo studio that you […]

Soju Pension in Gapyeong
Soju Pension in Gapyeong

Northeast of Seoul and in between the cities of Namyangju and Chuncheon, you’ll fill a mountainous area of Gyeonggi-do called Gapyeong County. Home to many pensions/condos for Koreans seeking respite from big city life. For our regular readers, you might remember that we recently featured a themed pension in Gapyeong, where you can stay overnight […]