Postcard: Jeju Island, South Korea

I'll admit, what drew me to KJ International Tours' Lights and Paradise package wasn't the Seoul portion of the itinerary ... it was its final stop to Jeju Island. As a Korean drama fan, many shows that I'd seen in the past would often involve at least one scene of a couple or family spending…

Postcard: A rainy day in Seoul, South Korea

My mom and I have this unspoken tradition of traveling to one international destination every year. In 2018, we decided to go to South Korea again -- primarily because she was in the midst of a busy travel year with my dad. We figured South Korea was a lot more accessible to Hawaii than Europe…

Postcard 40: Surviving Typhoon Hagibis in Japan

One of my greatest fears when traveling to Asia anytime from summer through fall is being there during typhoon season. In 2018, I was in Seoul when Typhoon Kong-Rey slammed Busan, the southern part of South Korea. The day it hit, what was supposed to be a pleasant outdoor walk around a palace quickly turned…