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Lotte World Tower Seoul Korea By Shea Winter

10 Reasons to Quarantine and Visit South Korea in 2021

NEW YEAR, NEW TRAVELS Often overlooked as a top-travel destination, South Korea is steeped in stunning vistas, cultural landmarks, and an opportunity to travel back in time to explore the country’s imperial past. From witnessing Gyeongbokgung Palace’s changing of the guards’ ceremony in the cosmopolitan capital city of Seoul to mandarin-picking in Jeju, here are ten reasons why visiting South Korea does not need to… Read More »10 Reasons to Quarantine and Visit South Korea in 2021

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HAENYEO FEMALE DIVERS – JEJU ISLAND πŸ§œπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯½πŸ¦‘πŸ₯‡

Haenyeo (ν•΄λ…€; lit. sea women) are female divers in the Korean province of Jeju who harvest a variety of mollusks, seaweed, and other sea life from the ocean. Their livelihoods represent the unique, progressive familial structure of Jeju, and are embodiments of independent spirit, iron will and determination. Dating back to 434 A.D., the waters surrounding Jeju Island were home to an exclusively-male diving tradition.… Read More »HAENYEO FEMALE DIVERS – JEJU ISLAND πŸ§œπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯½πŸ¦‘πŸ₯‡

Featured-Bunker-De-Lumieres-Jeju-Island-Korea By Shea Winter

BUNKER DE LUMIERES – ART & MUSIC ON JEJU ISLAND πŸ“ΈπŸ‡°πŸ‡·

Ever wondered what to expect when you visit BUNKER DE LUMIERES on Jeju Island? Inside a reinforced concrete bunker in Seogwipo-si, is a 3000 square meter complex that’s been transformed into an immersive art & music experience. Paintings from Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Willem van Gogh and French Post-Impressionist EugΓ¨ne Henri Paul Gauguin are projected on walls, set to classical music. The intensity you will feel… Read More »BUNKER DE LUMIERES – ART & MUSIC ON JEJU ISLAND πŸ“ΈπŸ‡°πŸ‡·

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Haeundae Traditional Market – Busan πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ“Έ

Street vendors at the infamous Haeundae Traditional Market in Busan, have become an integral part of Korea’s mouth-watering food culture. Conveniently located near Haeundae Beach, the street food market is the perfect place to experience authentic Korean culture firsthand – through an abundance of sights, scents & flavors. For the adventurous, you can try the pigs feet and eel. For the less travelled, enjoy the… Read More »Haeundae Traditional Market – Busan πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ“Έ

Best instagram and photography locations to shoot pictures in Seoul, South Korea by international travel photographer Shea Winter Roggio

10 Best Instagram Locations in Seoul, Korea πŸ“ΈπŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ’₯

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš” ν•œκ΅­! After spending a few weeks in Seoul, South Korea, I wanted to share some pictures from my experience. One of the most common things to search for in any new city you visit is the best places to photograph. Surely Korea is no different. Here are my TOP 10 BEST INSTAGRAM AND PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS IN SEOUL to check out (in no particular order):… Read More »10 Best Instagram Locations in Seoul, Korea πŸ“ΈπŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ’₯

Geumosan Mountain in Gumi, South Korea by international travel photographer Shea Winter Roggio

Geumosan πŸ” Gumi’s Hidden Gem πŸ’Ž

Between Seoul and Daegu is the industrial city of Gumi, South Korea. Often overlooked by foreign travelers, the export city holds one of Korea’s most hidden and off the beaten track gems: Geumosan Mountain. The peak, 976 meters above sea level, will take around 3-4 hours to reach if you start at the bottom. For those interested in a less vigorous hike, you can take… Read More »Geumosan πŸ” Gumi’s Hidden Gem πŸ’Ž

Travel photography in Gyeongju, South Korea by international travel photographer Shea Winter Roggio

A Travel Guide To Gyeongju πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ“ΈπŸŒŽ

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš” ν•œκ΅­! Gyeongju, a coastal city on the far eastern corner of South Korea, was the capital of the ancient kingdom Silla. After ruling most of the Korean Peninsula for over a thousand years (57 BC – 935 AD), you can imagine the vast number of architectural sites and cultural treasures that remain in the city. Here are my TOP 10 BEST LOCATIONS TO VISIT… Read More »A Travel Guide To Gyeongju πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ“ΈπŸŒŽ

Dubai Hot Air Balloon By Shea Winter

20 BEST PHOTO SPOTS IN UAE πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺπŸ“ΈπŸ’₯

A lot of people ask what are the best locations to photograph in UAE. The answer is simple, but long. After living 4 years in the country, I wanted to share my 20 best locations to photograph in UAE. Below are must see locations for all photographers. All assessable from Dubai, the most popular tourist destination in the Middle East. ???????????? 1. Balloon Adventures (Dubai… Read More »20 BEST PHOTO SPOTS IN UAE πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺπŸ“ΈπŸ’₯