Spasis: A Korean Jjimjilbang with Kids
Koreans love indoor public bath houses. Totally nude public bath houses. I walked into the women’s dressing room with my three little daughters and wanted to walk immediately out. This is what to expect inside a Korean Jjimjilbang with kids! Spasis: Korean Jjimjilbang Bathhouse I felt completely out of place, uncomfortable, and culture shock pressing down on my typically outgoing and willing...
Wolmi Theme Park Rides
If you want to throw away $30 we could recommend far better ways to do it. Wolmi Theme Park is like a miniature, run down, vacant Coney Island with no beach access, and then imagine something even worse. Wolmido Island is highly touted on everyone’s “Top 10 Things you Can’t Miss in Incheon, South Korea” but for our family...
Twins Baptism Day
Today was a perfect day. We had a baptism for kids with the twins who chose to be baptized in South Korea as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and receive the blessing of the Holy Ghost. As a family we participated in this sacred ordinance and witnessed the transformation of their spiritual rebirth. It...
Eating Bugs in South Korea
Gabriel has been promising to eat the Korean delicacy silk pupae snack, also known as beondegi, since we first arrived in South Korea. Today, was that day! In fact, not only did Gabriel eat bugs in South Korea, but each one of our kids were up for the challenge as well. We are going to share with you why you would...
Subway in Korea with kids
Korea is one of the most child friendly countries we’ve ever been to. Children are welcomed everywhere and doted on at every opportunity. A trip to Korea with kids means becoming accustomed to restaurant owners grabbing our baby and taking her so we can have a peaceful dinner, strangers asking to take photos of our family while giggling and...
Baby's First International Flight
Getting ready to leave for a trip is no small joke, but getting ready for leave for nearly 3 months? That’s intense. Gabriel is teaching this summer at the Incheon Global Campus in South Korea, and our family will be traveling to Korea and living in Songdo from May until August.  Traveling to Korea Epic Family Summer Adventure Preparing to Leave We...
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...
What to expect living at the Incheon Global Campus in South Korea
We did absolutely zero research before coming to live at the Incheon Global Campus, which really isn’t much different than everything we do. We used our wits and prior experience to help us plan for what we expected to happen and decided to wing the rest. This is what we wish we'd known before coming. What to Expect Living at the Incheon...
Central Park Songdo with Kids in Incheon, Korea
During our adventure to Costco in South Korea on Day 2 we exited the subway station at Central Park Songdo and immediately our eyes were fixed on a massive art sculpture set inside a shallow man-made water basin. You can’t miss it. It’s comprised of three appendages sitting in the middle of the water and resembling something of three...
Riding an Elevator in Korea
Elevators in Korea are torture chambers. They are slow, they don't stop at the floor you want, the doors don't open or close on their own, and most importantly there is some unsaid hierarchy to riding them and operating them that we will never understand. If you know and recognize the evil schemes of Tyrone Rugen, Prince Humperdink's count from...