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Starting and Growing Your Bookstagram (+ 200 Hashtags)

So you’re ready to enter the wonderful world of Instagram and you want to share the amazing books you’ve been reading or the beautiful bookish places you’ve been visiting. Instagram can be a great way to unleash your creativity, build up your own bookish community, make new friends, and work with brands. Here’s how to …

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10 Incredible Tattoo Artists In South Korea to Check Out Now

When we think about tattoo art, and especially the history of tattoo art, we often think of traditional American tattoo art (the likes of Sailor Jerry and the classic old school nautical art of the early 20th century). We might also think about Japanese tattoo art. But tattoo artists in South Korea represent some of …

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Your Complete Guide to Bathing Etiquette in Korea: Visiting the Jimjilbang (찜질방)

Bathhouse Culture When you think of a sauna, the first thing that comes to mind is the sweltering-hot Turkish and Swedish saunas popular among Europeans, or the Japanese hot springs. However, Koreans have also mastered the art of unwinding and cleaning their bodies. If you are in Korea, visiting the jimjilbang is a must! Just …

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Review: Saving Lucia by Anna Vaught

For the past several years, there have emerged many successful films and books – both fiction and not – that have endeavoured to sing for the unsung voices of women throughout history. Women of science, mathematics, literature, politics, music, and more who, until now, were nameless and faceless – unmentioned in the male-dominated history books. …

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Getting Started with Book Blogging: Picking a Niche

Book blogging is a competitive business, depending on how you look at it. If you’re book blogging because you simply want an outlet for your thoughts and feelings, or because you want to be a part of the bookworm community, then you’re in for a lot less stress. However, if you’re book blogging with a …

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Getting Started With Book Blogging: Requesting ARCs

Book blogging is an immensely satisfying hobby. It transforms the traditionally passive pastime of reading into something active, engaging, and often challenging. It encourages you to come at a book from various angles, to read a wider variety of genres and authors. It builds you a community of like-minded readers who are excited to discuss …

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Should I Teach in China, Korea, or Japan? Honest Pros and Cons.

So You Want to Teach English in Asia? The most popular countries in which to teach EFL in East Asia are easily China, Korea, and Japan. Each one has its pros and cons with regards to the jobs available, working standards, cultural rules, and a hundred other areas you should be aware of. Having taught …

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5 Things to Know Before Your Crete Vacation

When planning your Crete vacation, there are a few facts to know, books you might want to check out, and things to prepare before you head to Greece’s fifth largest island. Crete is a place packed with mythology and incredibly ancient history; it’s also home to beaches and waters of stunning natural beauty. There is …

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5 Best Destinations for Your Next Ski Trip

Although the winter brings cold weather and shorter evenings, it also brings snow and with that comes one of the best sports of the season: skiing! Winter sports are huge, and what’s better than enjoying incredible natural surroundings, breathtaking views, and getting some exercise that’s actually fun? Then, after an epic day on the slopes, …

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How Phones Allow the Freedom to Work From Anywhere (Phones Are Good)

What would we do without our phones? Where would we be? How would we function in day-to-day life? Technology, as it has rapidly advanced over the last ten years, has opened up so many doors in terms of communication and work options. Many of our jobs can be done from anywhere and phones have played …

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