Play and Stay in KK: SPLURGE at Gaya Island Resort Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Gaya Island Resort Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia If my short, magical stay in Kota Kinabalu (Malaysian Borneo) taught me anything, it’s that service is of utmost importance, the people are incredibly friendly, they all seem to be amazing singers, and there’s no shortage of things to do!  My first couple of days gave me a deal…

Escapism Has Landed: EscapismTO’s Launch @ Assembly Chef’s Hall

Escapism Toronto Launch Party Well, beaches, I’m back in Toronto after 3 years Seoulcialiting it up in Korea.  Over 1,000 days have gone by, but the agency launch parties haven’t changed a bit.  Most of the faces look the same and the dress-code of hobo-chic vs. try-hards continues to identify who is on the list…

Play and Stay in KK: Day in Paradise – Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort

My Day in Paradise at Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia is one of the most underrated tropical, romantic, and affordable beach vacation destinations in Asia.  When visiting Sabah in February 2018, I was put in contact with the team at  Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort.  They wanted to partner with The Toronto Seoulcialite, but had been…

Seoul Food: AirAsia Menu & In-Flight Food Review

The New AirAsia Menu In-flight meals have gone through some major ups and downs over the past few years.  When I used to fly as a kid, I always thought they were decent enough.  When my Dad upgraded us, our meals were fantastic.  On my trip to Italy I figured they’d have a way to…

Jet-Setting Japan: Rockin’ Around the Tokyo Robot Restaurant

The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo The Robot Restaurant is widely regarded as one of Tokyo’s most notorious tourist traps.  I had heard mixed reviews from friends and colleagues.  A friend who recently visited Tokyo said he loved seeing his boyfriend laugh like a giddy child throughout the show.  A fellow blogger and her gal pals…

Seoulcialite Staycations: Vantage Value Hotel Worldwide High End Suwon

I’m always amazed by how small Seoul can feel for such a massive city.  While Co-Pilot lives on a military base in Korea, his cousin and her boyfriend live live and teach in Suwon!  Suwon is technically part of the Seoul subway system.  Since they’re leaving to go back to the States soon, we wanted to…

Traveling Taipei: Longshan Temple

Longshan Temple Taipei has been on my list of quick and easy trips from Seoul for a while.  Unfortunately, last year’s trip throughout the Korean Thanksgiving celebrations was a bust.  I wasn’t 100% ready for Taiwan, it seems.  This past long weekend, however, Co-Pilot and I ventured out to Taipei!  I had created a list…

I Dream in SkyScanner: Taipei, Taiwan

In 2013 I hosted the official opening event of the new Tourism Taiwan advertising campaign in Toronto.  I wasn’t sure Taipei or Taiwan was the “Heart of Asia”, but I’m ready to see!  Now, in 2017 after already trying once to make it to Taipei, I’ll be heading there on Thursday with my very adventurous…

From Russia, With Love – 5 Weird Things in Russia!

Only in Russia: 5 Things Which Will Blow Your Mind  Russia is a country which divides opinion at the best of times.  While there are plenty of amazing reasons to check out the Eastern European behemoth, they do have some customs which might leave you baffled.  Let’s explore five things about Russia which will blow…

Elephant Nature Park Chiang Mai, Thailand

As a forward, I’d like to say that going to Thailand and visiting Elephant Nature Park Chiang Mai was something I was really excited to do!  Having read other blogs about the experience I guess I had a preconceived notion that I’d  be helping in the same way as one would volunteering to clean up a park…

Weekend Warriors: Daedun Cloud Bridge and Chateau Mani Winery

On a Friday night in February, I hopped on a bus from the WinK Taphouse and headed down to the middle of Korea.  WinK has definitely stepped up their food menu game.  I really enjoyed the spicy mac and cheese, which had a real kick to it and plenty of bacon.  The ooey-gooey cheese is…

Hanbok in a Hanok: 학인당 Hakindang Guesthouse

Hakindang Hanok Guesthouse in Beautiful Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do! View this post on Instagram Super duper Korean cuteness! What do you think the guy on the left is supposed to be? // #travel • • • • • • • • • • • • #ig_travel #travelphotography #travelpics #travelsnaps #travelphotos #instapassport #passportready #travelingram #travelblog #travelblogger #solotravel #globalnomad…