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Manjanggul Cave: Everything you need to know

Manjanggul Cave is a must on any Jeju itinerary! This incredible lava tube is marvellous feat of nature that is well worth the visit, BUT there are some thing that you will need to know before your visit.... read on to find out more... What is Manjanggul Cave? The...

A guide to hiking Jeju’s Olle Trails

Jeju's Olle Trails offer unique opportunities for a gentle stroll along the island's shoreline or an adventurous hike across the lava fields. Whether you're an avid hiker, an active family or someone who enjoys going for walks, there is an Olle Trail for you! In this post I will tell you all about Jeju Island's Olle Trails, giving hints and tips on how to make the most of your outdoor activities...

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The ultimate guide to hiking Mount Hallasan

Climbing Mount Hallasan is an exciting and rewarding addition to anyone's Jeju travel itinerary. We certainly lOVED it! Whether you're an esteemed hiker, a casual walker or a family looking for a little bit of exercise and some stunning views of Jeju Island, there is an option for you on Mount Hallasan! In this post I will tell you all everything that you need to know when hiking Mount Hallasan,...

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Jeju Island weather- DO NOT trust the weather forecast!

Yes, you read that correctly. DO NOT trust the Jeju Island weather forecast!! We did... and ended up walking around in jeans and jumpers in 28 degrees... I had to strip the baby down to her nappy and we all had to wear the only sun cream that I had packed (which was factor 50- for the baby- just incase....). We lugged around 3 suitcases and a large rucksack full of clothes that we didn't wear...

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Everything you need to know when visiting Seongsan Ilchulbong

Seongsan Ilchulbong is a place that you should be on everyone's Jeju travel itinerary! With its jaw-dropping views and Instagram-worthy shots, this volcanic crater is a great place to visit. Here’s everything you could possibly need to know if you’re planning a visit to see the peak… What is Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak? Also known as Sunrise Peak, it is an archetypal tuff cone - a type of vent...

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Jeju Island divers: Why you should visit Korea’s incredible mermaid ladies on your trip to Jeju

The Jeju Island Divers were one of the aspects of my Jeju travels that I found most interesting! I had seen a TV show about these remarkable women some years ago, but I hadn't put two and two together when I booked my trip to Jeju. The famous Jeju Island divers are a massive draw for people from around the world. They are a unique and fascinating culture. Are you interested in learning more...

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Maze Land Jeju: Everything you need to know when visiting

Maze Land, Jeju is a great tourist attraction that should be a part of any Jeju travel itinerary! There is so much to do across South Korea but one of the most exciting has to be Maze Land, Jeju. From above it might look like crop circles, but it’s actually a park that you can visit for a fun family day out! Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Maze Land, Jeju… What is Maze Land,...

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The best beaches in Jeju: A guide for travellers

With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know which are the best beaches in Jeju. A honeymoon paradise and kids play haven, the beaches of Jeju are some of the best around. In this post, I will tell you about the most highly rated beaches on Jeju Island and tell you why you should visit them. Why travel to the best beaches in Jeju Island? Jeju Island, part of the Jeju Province...

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The best Jeju Waterfalls: A guide for travellers

We love a good waterfall and Jeju did not disappoint! In fact, the Jeju waterfalls are some of the best I have seen without having to take a long hike through forests! In this post I will tell you all about Jeju's beautiful waterfalls and give you some tips on which ones are the best to visit and why. Where are the Jeju Waterfalls? First of all, some background on the area. Jeju Island, home to...

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The perfect 5 day Jeju itinerary | Jeju with kids

Looking for the perfect Jeju itinerary? Travelling to Jeju with kids? I have it all covered in this post! Jeju Island, often referred to as the Hawaii of South Korea, is the country's most popular honeymoon destination. Known for its kitschy museums, erotica and spectacular volcanic scenery, it perhaps isn't the first place that comes to mind when travelling as a family. However, we thought Jeju...

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