Lapland (Rovaniemi), Finland (Things to know before you go)

Well we just had our first big snow in Korea and many of you may be thinking about winter vacation spots. Well seeing the Northern Lights should definitely be on the top of your list! It’s really magical and the snowy surroundings add to the experience. Recently we visited Lapland, Finland in search of this…

Nekkid Wings (Seoul, South Korea)

The typical wing night or wing joint that we are super used to at home is not a common thing in Seoul. Wings in Korea are usually small and pricey, and if you happen to find someone serving Buffalo style wings, the sauce is usually not very good. So it was exciting to hear that…

Seoul Nights Time Lapse

A friend of mine recently introduced me to time lapses on the GoPro and showed me what fun it is!  Scott and I decided to try a time lapse from outside our window at The Prime Apartments near Namyeong Station in Seoul, South Korea.  The end result came out quite nice; definitely looking forward to…

Itaewon the Burger (Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea)

Right on the Itaewon the Burger sign they state they are the “Best Burger in Town,” so Scott and I thought we’d pop in to see if it was true! Surprisingly, the restaurant has been open for about a year, but honestly there are so many restaurants in Itaewon, I feel like I don’t have…

Goobok Mandu (구복만두) (Namyeong, Seoul, South Korea)

This restaurant has become quite popular after receiving a “Bib Gourmand” from Michelin. The Bib Gourmand designation is given to restaurants who provide quality food at an affordable price and their plaque hangs proudly on their wall. The restaurant solely sells dumpling and in a city that doesn’t really do Chinese food (sorry…but Korean Chinese…

Tempur Cinema (Seoul, South Korea)

The CGV Movie theater at iPark Mall at Yongsan Station recently underwent a full renovation.  I was surprised as I thought the existing theaters were already pretty state of the art, but apparently I had no idea what they had in store for us! With these renovations, they added a ton of new theaters featuring…

Linus’ BBQ and Chicken (Seoul, South Korea)

For most of us here in Seoul, there is no short supply of BBQ….I mean Korean BBQ restaurants are on every corner. But if we’re talking tasty American BBQ that’s a totally different story.  Luckily Linus’ Bama Style Barbecue offers delicious Bama style BBQ to fill our hungry tummies and now there’s a second location…

Looking for Sumo things to do? (Tokyo, Japan)

Japan is truly a great country to visit.  I honestly have never met anyone who went there and wasn’t amazed by all that Japan has to offer from food, attractions, to just really nice polite people.  I was lucky enough to visit Tokyo again a few weeks ago….yes I know, it seems like I keep…

Jinju Lantern Festival (Jinju, South Korea)

The 2017 Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival (진주 남강유등축제) is coming up again from October 1 to October 15. We visited last year and definitely were surprised by the number and variety of the lanterns. Jinju really means business when it comes to this festival! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend or next,…

Sid Burger (Seoul, South Korea)

Sid Burger is located in the Over the Dish food court near City Hall (Only 2 stops from our house!).  They offer a good selection of burger types and you can get a full size burger or 2 sliders that comes with a side of fries.

Asian Style Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

I remember when my dad used to make this dish for dinner.  I always wondered how a dish with ketchup could taste so good, but here I am trying to recreate the dish! It’s particularly good over rice, I mean it’s really the sweet, spicy and savory flavors of the sauce that make it so…

Sticky Ricky’s (Namyeong, Seoul, South Korea)

I’ve got a new sweetie and his name is Sticky Ricky. On the other side of Sookmyung University Station, Sticky Ricky has been serving homemade ice cream for about 4 months.  The ice cream is made in a traditional American style and offers some creative flavors that are super creamy, sticky and delicious! Since it’s…