Emerald Sundae

08 Jun 19

Hiked an even 25 today (I know that 25 is odd) to get to a stream and tent site near West Mombasha Rd., in Monroe, NY.    Saw a heart shaped rock today. Crossed into NY from NJ. Had lunch on prospect rock where there was a really cool flag on a wooden pole blowing […]

07 Jun 19
hello my cindy

One of my biggest travel goals is to eventually visit all 50 states. Thanks to a surprise trip booked by Kurt, I got to check off Washington this year! I’ve always wanted to visit the Pacific Northwest. I’m a big fan of rain and clouds, but wouldn’t you know, it was 85 and sunny the […]

01 Jun 19
Danganronpa: Magical Murder Spell

“Misty…..what have you done?!” He asked me, staring down at the two lifeless figures that lay in front of me. But I couldn’t answer. I wasn’t even sure myself. The smoke filled the room, and I began to choke on it. We have to get out of here, now. Ignoring the tears streaming down his […]

16 May 19
of trips and travel notes

“travel is not the matter of time or money but of courage” Last Holy week, me and five of my office mates and friends summon enough budget and courage to head down to the extreme South and explore Zamboanga and some remote islands of Basilan and Tawi-Tawi. Traditionally, we always look for remote places to […]

04 May 19
My Publix Coupon Buddy

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26 Apr 19
Hotel & Tourism Online

In this report, Mary Gostelow takes us on a tour of HER choice of high-end gastronomic destinations – spotlighting the Middle East.

15 Apr 19
The Best Of Australia

Coff’s Harbor is a significant resort city noted for its resorts its banana plantations, its mild climate, and its fishing. It is beautifully located where the mountains tumble down to the seal. Although bigger than most NSW coastal towns (its population is currently over 65 000), it’s ordinarily occupied by retirees seeking the warm north […]

05 Apr 19

When it comes to luxury apparel brands tapping into the growing popularity of pot, there hasn’t been much movement beyond the enthusiastic embrace of the marijuana-leaf motif. One need look no further than the diamond- and emerald-encrusted, 18-karat white-gold Happy Leaves necklace Bulgari introduced… from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-sundae-school-fashion-brand-launches-cannabis-20190405-story.html

05 Apr 19

When it comes to luxury apparel brands tapping into the growing popularity of pot, there hasn’t been much movement beyond the enthusiastic embrace of the marijuana-leaf motif. One need look no further than the diamond- and emerald-encrusted, 18-karat white-gold Happy Leaves necklace Bulgari introduced… from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-sundae-school-fashion-brand-launches-cannabis-20190405-story.html

05 Mar 19
Smart Cat Press

‘Tis March, which means the many splendors of spring shall soon be upon us. The first pale buds shall burst forth from the soil! I shall excitedly wear sandals way too soon, and my toes shall freeze! Jesus (wearing sandals right on time) may or may…

05 Mar 19
much ado about cinema

Let’s be honest. The main appeal of Greta is to see our girl Isabelle Huppert do what she does best: snap. Despite the film’s numerous issues, the ticket price is in fact well-worth the opportunity to bask in the unbridled power of one of the greatest working actresses viciously flipping a restaurant table over in […]

18 Feb 19

I’ve had better days. Oh, I’ve had much worse than the last few weeks, but these last few weeks have just been a conglomeration of disappointment. I haven’t heard back from any of the jobs I’ve applied for. My lack of employment opportunities has led to an eagle-eyed watching of my finances. This means I […]

23 Jan 19
Bee Beauty

Anna Bankester did an oopsie. I meant to post this yesterday but totally distracted by building a local bar in my Sims 4 game. I know, I have a problem and let’s not talk about it. Today, I have a quick MOTD post featuring a kind of fun look, new hair, and lots of Pumpkin […]

14 Jan 19
RSVP to me

At RSVP to me, it has been an honor to work with couples to design the perfect wedding invitations and day-of stationery for their most special events for over a decade. During this time, we have seen many trends come, go, and evolve and yet we still find monitoring the latest trends to be one […]

02 Jan 19
Skyscanner Singapore
Many travellers wonder if it’s possible to enjoy Jeju Island on a budget. After all, its reputation as the “Hawaii of Korea” gives the impression that a holiday in Jeju Island is going to be expensive. In fact, Jeju Island has many affordable attractions, cheap eats, and budget-friendly accommodation like hostels and guesthouses. Here, we’ll share with you a feasible 4D3N self-drive itinerary for Jeju Island. Car rentals in Jeju Why self-drive in Jeju Island? While you could get around by buses, the island’s public transportation isn’t tourist-friendly and you’ll need lots of energy and time for navigation. On the other hand, renting a car can be economical, especially when you’re travelling in pairs or in a group. Driving also affords you the freedom to travel at your own pace and bunk in for the night anywhere along the road. To drive in Jeju Island, you will need to apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP) in your home country if you don’t have one already. There are many car rental companies to pick from, but it’s simpler to search and book your Jeju car rental on Skyscanner to easily narrow down your options based on budget and preferences. Car rental prices vary greatly according to the car model and the rental provider. In general, for a four-day trip, you should be able to find a rental car for around SGD 150, including perks like third party liability and personal accident insurance. Considering that Jeju Island runs only 73 kilometres from east to west, you won’t finish a full tank. You can budget around 35,000 (SGD 43) for petrol, which costs around 1,420 won (SGD 1.75) per litre. Skyscanner Tip: Keep in mind that cars on Jeju Island have a left-hand drive; if you have no experience with this, you’ll need to be mentally ready for the challenge. Also, do remind the car rental company that you will need an English version of the GPS. Accommodation Based on this itinerary, you will be based in Seogwipo, the second-largest city on Jeju Island. Highly-rated and budget-friendly stays in the heart of Seogwipo include Mimong, Gudeok Guesthouse and Backpacker’s Home. You’ll be driving to your choice of accommodation at the end of the first day. However, if you are tired to make the drive to Seogwipo, you could rest for a night at the eastern end of the island such as  Sun Flower Minbak or The Best Jeju Seongsan, before continuing your drive to Seogwipo on the second day. Some of the recommended stays include options for dormitory rooms, but they also have value-for-money private rooms costing less than 40,000 won (SGD 49) a night. Budget With your accommodation and car rental covered, the rest of your expenses will go to food and sightseeing. Following this itinerary, the costs of attractions add up to a mere 12,500 won (SGD 15.30) and an optional 8,500 won (SGD 10.40) should you wish to visit Udo Island. A meal in a cheap restaurant costs an average of 10,000 won (SGD 12.20). All things added up, a 4D3N trip on Jeju Island should cost you between SGD 350 to SGD 400 per person if you’re travelling in pairs. Once you have your rental car, accommodation and budget settled, it’s time to hit the road! Search flights to Jeju Day 1 View this post on Instagram #제주도 #동문시장 #대게고로케 #맛스타그램 #먹스타그램 #일상 #21 A post shared by 신진영 👩🏻‍🍳 (@xxjjyyy_) on Oct 4, 2017 at 4:09pm PDT While you’re in the vicinity of Jeju City, take some time to drop by Dongmun Market, particularly their seafood and cooked food sections for some local delicacies. You could sample typical street snacks such as sundae (blood sausages) and eomuk bokkeum (stir-fried fish cakes) here. Once your tummy is filled, consider making a detour to LOTTE Mart Jeju to stock up on Korean snacks for the upcoming drive. View this post on Instagram Manjanggul Cave – the longest Lava cave in Asia measuring a whopping 7.4km #manjanggul #ManjangulCave #ManjanggulLavaTube #unescoworldheritage #unescoworldheritagesite #Jeju #JejuIsland #iseoulu #southkorea #backpacking #travelling #travel #instatravel #instatravelling #iphonephotography #iphone7plusphotography A post shared by 张呈忠 (@3rl1n9t0n) on Nov 22, 2018 at 5:56am PST Ready for the sightseeing? Your first destination, Manjanggul Cave, is approximately an hour’s drive away. Also known as Manjanggul Lava Tube, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a marvellous cave that was formed by the spouting and movement of lava. Visitors can explore one kilometre along the tunnel which stretches over 13 kilometres in its entirety. As the ground is uneven, put on appropriate shoes. Admission fee to Manjanggul Cave: 2,000 won (SGD 2.50) View this post on Instagram On route to climb Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak in Jeju, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world… built up over 2000 years ago thru volcanic eruptions . . . . . . #travelgram #travel #explore #adventure #traveller #photography #instatravel #gopro #wanderlust #lifestyle #travels #travelblogger #travellife #dream #dreamlife #travelphotography #nevergiveup #motivation #inspiration #bucketlist #opportunity #takerisks #wonderlust #iamtb #fulltimetravel #tourist #aspire #mentor #mentoring A post shared by Travel with Niko (@travel_with_niko) on Mar 28, 2017 at 5:06am PDT Get back on the road for a 30-minute drive to the eastern end of the island. Yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Seongsan Ilchulbong (or Sunrise Peak) came to existence after a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Its peak is a large crater surrounded by rocks, while its edges weave into cliffs or verdant hills leading to the sleepy village of Seongsan. This area is great for walking, but be prepared for uphills and plenty of steps! Admission fee to Seongsan Ilchulbong: 2,000 won (SGD 2.50) View this post on Instagram | Beautiful Jeju 》I love the volcanic landscape sceneries in Jeju – It's so dreamy 😍 Plus being surrounded by a mix of blue sea, beaches and nature – Love it! Driving a long the coast was a pleasure 🚗 #roadtrip #jeju #southkorea . . . . 📍Seopjikoji Hill – Jeju Island – South Korea . #seopjikoji #제주도 #mytravels #hikingadventures #wanderlust #rejseliv #naturephotography #travelphotography #travelgram #traveltheworld #totravelistolive #outdooradventures A post shared by THAO NGUYEN (@luckyme_dk) on Nov 18, 2018 at 6:36am PST Next, take in the coastal views and ocean breeze along Seopjikoji, the filming site of Korean shows like Gingko Bed and The Uprising. In spring, yellow canola flowers burst into full bloom in a show of floral fireworks. Even during other seasons, strolling along the boardwalk to the lighthouse, with Seongsan Ilchulbong as the backdrop, makes for a beautiful experience. Depending on the time of the day, you might be able to make a quick jaunt to Udo island and cycle the afternoon away. Udo island can be reached from Seongsan Port via a 15-minute ferry ride. Round-trip ferry tickets to Udo Island: 8,500 won (SGD 10.40) Day 2 The second day of your itinerary will take you slightly more than 50 kilometres away to Jeju’s second-largest city, Seogwipo. View this post on Instagram Waterfalls are amazing. ₩2,000 fee to enter the Jeongbang Waterfalls. It flows right into the sea! #jeju #southkorea #jeongbangwaterfall #waterfalls A post shared by @ tr.vllr on Dec 18, 2018 at 11:38pm PST Start your sightseeing at the magnificent Jeongbang Waterfall, the one and only waterfall in Asia to empty right into the ocean. Five minutes away is Cheonjiyeon Falls, which reveals itself after a pleasant walk along a scenic path. If you’re getting hungry, you’ll find plenty of food stalls in the vicinity. Take a break from the waterfall-hopping tour at Saeyeongyo Bridge, a pedestrian overpass that links Jeju Island with the islet of Saeseom, on which you can make a quick 20-minute circuit. Continue to another free attraction, Oedolgae Rock, to marvel at the solitary volcanic basalt pillar measuring 20 metres in height Admission fee to Jeongbang Waterfall: 2,000 won (SGD 2.50) Admission fee to Cheonjiyeon Waterfall: 2,000 won (SGD 2.50) View this post on Instagram Jusangjeolli, a beautiful cliff formed by lava pillars. #jusangjeolli #jeju #korea #cliff #sea #ocean #nature #travel #amazing A post shared by Sam Lee (@sam.lee.42) on Oct 28, 2016 at 5:52am PDT The last two attractions for the day lie around 20 minutes west. The Jusangjeolli Cliff is a must-visit for its unique geological features. It comprises a stretch of hexagonal lava columns lining the shoreline and breaking the crashing waves. The Cheonjeyeon Falls may be the last of the three waterfalls you will visit today, but it actually comprises three different waterfalls in itself! The surroundings are gorgeous, with thriving plant life, caves, pavilions, and the famous Seonimgyo Bridge which has seven nymphs carvings. Admission fee to Jusangjeeolli Cliffs: 2,000 won (SGD 2.50) Admission fee to Cheonjeyeon Falls: 2,500 won (SGD 3.00) Day 3 Your third day will involve just one destination, but a major one: Hallasan National Park. Within it is Hallasan Mountain, the iconic landmark of Jeju Island. Towering 1,950 metres above the sea level, Hallasan is actually a dormant volcano with one dominating peak. It’s home to a treasure trove of flora and fauna, numbering over 1,800 kinds of plans and 4,000 species of insects and animals. View this post on Instagram #한라산 #국립공원 #남벽분기점 A post shared by 장형 (@jm0857) on Jun 3, 2016 at 4:53am PDT Avid hikers who would like to scale to the peak should take to the slopes early in the day. The two trails leading to Baeknok Lake, which is the crater lake at the top of Hallasan are the Seongpanak Trail and Gwaneumsa Trail. These trails stretch 9.6km and 8.7 kilometres respectively each way, requiring around four to five hours to complete. The more casual walkers can opt for Eorimok Trail or Yeongsil Trail. Both of these trails will take around three hours each way, and they terminate at the Witse Oreum shelter. Whichever trail you opt for, they are guaranteed to be scenic no matter the time of the year. Needless to say, you should be well prepared in terms of your dressing. Wear sturdy shoes and pack extra layers as the temperatures tend to be lower at higher elevations. You should also bring enough food and water as you may not pass a single vendor along the way. Day 4 Depending on your flight time on your final day, you could either hit the fastest route to Jeju Airport, which would take approximately 50 minutes, or you could take your time and pop by some places en-route. Before setting off, visit the largest market in Seogwipo, Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market for some last-minute souvenir shopping or to tuck into foods like Korean fried chicken, traditional rice cakes and fresh sashimi. View this post on Instagram Matcha madness 🌿 A post shared by Mei Teng (@teng725) on Nov 25, 2018 at 5:47am PST On the road, an awesome stop and also a free attraction is the O’sulloc Tea Museum which serves to share the Korean tea history and tradition. It comes with a cafe, a shop where you can get your hands on matcha products, and a view of an endless tea plantation outside. If you’re a fan of beauty products, walk over to the Innisfree Jeju House where you can mould your own natural soap, make a personalised mask pack and try on cosmetics. View this post on Instagram 찰나같이 지나간 뷰 좋았던 카페. (마른세수..) @beebee0926 탱귤에이드 맛있더라… A post shared by @ 2ssem_ on Nov 18, 2018 at 9:36pm PST More time to kill? Head on over to the west coast which you have yet to venture to. A fifteen-minute drive will take you to the start of the Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road which winds along a windswept landscape dotted with windmills. These massive wind turbines are found not only on land but also offshore, and they give you a peek into how clean energy can be harnessed. The large white blades against the backdrop of the emerald seas make for great photo-taking opportunities as well. Once you’re ready, follow the coast for 40 kilometres until it leads you back to Jeju City where you can return your rental car and make your way to Jeju Airport. You may have a heavy heart at this point in time, but try to be positive – you’ve had a fruitful trip that was jam-packed with the incredible sights, sounds and tastes of Jeju Island. Ready to hit up Jeju? 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