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Gamcheon Culture Village: From Shanty Town to Tourist Attraction

Panorama of Gamcheon Culture Village in Busan, South Korea

Perched on a hillside in Busan, South Korea, this once colorless neighborhood is now a colorful tourist attraction known as Gamcheon Culture Village (부산 감천문화마을). Although it resembles the colorful favelas of Rio de Janeiro upon first glance, explore within and you quickly realize that color is the only thing the two have in common. … Read More

Sex Coins, Wooden Dildos + Other Historic Oddities at the Love Castle Sex Museum

Sexual statues at the Love Castle sex museum in Gyeongju, South Korea

Did you know in ancient Korea women were given coins featuring different sexual positions on their wedding day so they could learn the positions? That is just one of the many interesting things I learned at the Love Castle Sex Museum in Gyeongju, South Korea. Everybody always talks about the Seoul Sex Museum but that … Read More

First Impressions of Korea: The World’s Cutest And Drunkest Country

Seoul, South Korea skyline just after sunset

Welcome to South Korea, quite possibly the cutest country in Asia, and undeniably the most drunken nation in the world. Koreans drink more than twice as much alcohol as the second hardest drinking country, Russia. My first impressions of Korea were of being surrounded by cute women and cute cartoon characters alongside countless bars and … Read More

The Lovely Bones of Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora

Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Some people think death is the end….but it needn’t be. As the good people at the Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic have proven, it seems we can all still be of some use after we leave this earth…as ornate interior decorations. Be honest…who wouldn’t one one of these in their house? In what can … Read More

Monuments Of Excess: Amazing Dubai Luxury Hotels

Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the world's tallest building and home to one of the top Dubai luxury hotels

A Necessary Excess Why stop at 5-star luxury traveling when you can have 7 No other metropolis on earth compares to Dubai. Located in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is home to the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, plus several breathtaking man-made islands that have turned this sandy city into a household name known around … Read More

Scuba Diving Sipadan Island: Behind The Scenes + Video

Sipadan Island in Sabah, Malaysia

Sipadan Island in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, is one of those legendary places that every diver has heard of but few have visited. Scuba diving Sipadan Island is a breathtaking bucket-list destination. Why? Sipadan is one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. Unfortunately, the island also has an infamous history that even now, … Read More

Exploring The Rock: Alcatraz Night Tour in San Francisco, California

Aerial view of Alcatraz prison, AKA The Rock, in San Francisco Bay, California

No visit to San Francisco would be complete without a tour of The Rock, the most famous former prison in the United States and one of the most famous historic prisons in the world. The island is a great day-trip however I highly recommend taking the Alcatraz night tour instead. Sadly, since I am not … Read More