Exploring Waterfalls on a Jeju itinerary
A double bed and a twin bed is just not enough for a family of six. The twins took the floor mat, I took the double with the squirmy baby discovering her fine motor skills and Daddy shared with Eclair. I was up all night. Every time I heard a grunt, or a deep breath, or heard the bed...
Venice Canals in Songdo
Much of the artificial city of Songdo, South Korea is modeled or recreated after famous landmarks located in other parts of the world. Incheon’s Central Park is a fair comparison to Manhattan. The Songdo Convention Center is supposed to resemble Australia’s Opera House, and from the right angle it's spot on. But I haven't even been to Venice, and I...
Arisugawa, Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park, Memorial Park, Tokyo, Japan, Playground, Library
Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park is located amidst the hectic Japanese streets, but offers a tranquil break from the mad rush of everyday life in Tokyo. Beyond the statues, streams, waterfalls and walking trails, there are tons of hidden treasures.  This list includes all the reasons you'll absolutely love Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park!  ► Ranking: #cleandiaper Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park 5 Chome-7-29 Minamiazabu, 港区 Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 106-0047,...
Sinpo International Market
Traditions at Sinpo International Market date all the way back to 1885! As a result of political division, wars and unrest immigrants from Japan, China, Russia and even America settled in Korea. Locals took advantage of the growing population, and began selling vegetables in an open market. Over the next 100 years, this small and simple market grew to become...
Swimming Primary Activity in Korea
We’ve been looking forward to today for two weeks. Today is the day of the LDS primary activity in Korea where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints rented an above ground Dough Boy swimming pool! This is one of the best primary activities I’ve ever been to! It was so well thought out and planned, and...
Rides Baby playing with brown bears at Everland in South Korea
Everland Korea is the largest theme park in Korea, but we actually had no intention of coming here during our 3 month summer school field trip! Everland Korea with Kids or Tokyo Disneyland? In fact, ever since we knew we were coming to Korea for the summer our family planned on spending a few days at the Tokyo Disneyland resort...
Pokemon
Kiddyland Tokyo is the largest toy store in Japan filled with every kind of imaginable toy. Toys for every kid, every adult, every age, and every interest. They've got novelty items, knick knacks, animatronic animals, and everything in between.  What You Need to Know Before Your Trip to Kiddyland Tokyo Where is Kiddyland? Kiddyland Tokyo is located in the Omotesando district, a short...
Anti Pickpocket Wallet
Traveling can often mean carrying a lot of cash and valuables around with you at all times, in strange places, where you don't speak the language and often don't really know where you are. Valuables like cash, credit cards, passports, birth certificates, etc.  So, what happens when you lose all your cash and all your credit cards in one fail...
After 3 weeks of bedtime stories about Konichiwa Kitty and Sayonara Dog, with an accompanying song no less (that remarkably ended up sounding a lot like the tune of Keep the Commandments), it was finally time to visit the Original Hello Kitty Store in Tokyo.  I’m not sure if I expected a factory, or a warehouse, but I know that...
Hot Air Balloon Ride at Lotte World_
Like nearly every travel day for us, our trip to Lotte World with kids was mostly a disaster.  But despite our natural tendencies to make poor choices, go as cheap as possible, wake up late, and not plan in advance, we truly had an amazing day at Lotte World with Kids. This is everything you need to know about the World's...