If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.

Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.

~ Cesare Pavese

Olympic Park pink muhly during autumn in seoul

Hi! I’m Shelley, the woman behind the words.

I’m a coffee loving, cubicle hating, toddler toting introvert, who quit the grind 10 years ago… to live life on my own terms.

Traveling & living around the world has changed my life in all the very best ways. And I hope the words and images here inspire you not just to dream, but to actually set forth on an adventure of your very own.

On my blog, you’ll find destination guides, down to earth travel advice, and way too honest info about the 61 countries I’ve visited independently so far. Follow along, comment and ask me all your burning travel-related questions. Let’s connect!

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One does not discover new lands

without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

~ Andre Gide

Winter in South Korea

Spanning the months of December, January, and February, winter is the frostiest of Korea’s seasons, with icy winds, and freezing temperatures. It’s also the only time of year for sparkling lights, festive vibes, and unique events and festivals that can only happen when the thermometer drops below 0.

What to do in Korea in Winter

From brilliant glowing lanterns to ice-filled events, winter in South Korea is packed with amazing festivals. It’s the ideal time to hit the slopes for skiing or sledding, lose yourself in a snowstorm, or be astounded by a fantastical kingdom of ice.

Best Winter Day Tours in Korea for 2023 / 2024

Snowy landscapes, frosty air, and sparkling lights turn Korea into a winter wonderland for the months of December, January, and February. If you’ve always wanted to experience snowy winter vibes, you’re in luck. There are so many excellent activities, events, and festivals to explore in these months, you’ll never run out of things to do!

best winter tours in korea | sanjeong lake sledding festival

The Sanjeong Lake Sledding Festival was one of my favourites last year.

Taking place for a few months each year, these day tours make it easy to get to some of the more challenging winter hotspots in mountains and rural areas around the country – keeping you warm AND saving you precious time on your travels.