Jesse Patton

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Three Days, Three Legendary Japanese Views

The Japanese enjoy a culture of consensus. All things touristed, in particular, take their place in a hierarchy. This is convenient for travelers: the country is organized for best-of consumption. In the three years that my younger brother, Micah, lived there, we joined Japanese tourists in staying …

How Do I Get to Antarctica?

It used to be that traveling to Antarctica meant playing Russian roulette with your life. Tourism to the coldest, driest, and windiest place on Earth started in earnest in the 1950s, but even 15 years ago, getting there was a challenge. These days, trips to the continent can be tackled with …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

Time travel in Gyeongju: Korea’s ancient capital

Often referred to as Korea’s ‘museum without walls’ Gyeongju is an archaeological and architectural wonderland, comprising more marvels from the Middle Ages than any other place in the country. Overwritten with an epic history that saw Gyeongju as the capital of the ancient Shilla kingdom from the …

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A Seoulful Trip - Seoul, New Years 2013

When you land at Seoul Incheon Airport you quickly think one of a couple thoughts. A) Holy sh*t I'm in the future or B) (if coming from Tokyo like I did) holy sh*t, I'm still in the future. This is not an airport; this is a transit hub out of a Phillip K. Dick short story. The tagline for the …

Escape the concrete jungle: pockets of the past in modern Seoul

Concrete. Glass. Steel. That’s the common perception of Seoul. And when you consider the damage done to the city during the Korean War, followed by its rapid industrialisation, it’s not surprising that the first thing you notice about the South Korean capital is its modernity.<p>Quiet alley in Seoul's …

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