DIY 9-Day Korea Winter Itinerary (Dec 2019) – Parents Article

South Korea has so many attractions and unique experiences to offer. During winter season, the country comes to life with interesting winter festivals and exciting snowy attractions. Beautiful landscapes, scrumptious food and an endless array of cool activities – what’s not to love? ^___^ If you’re planning to visit Korea in winter, bookmark our D.I.Y. 9-day Korea winter itinerary and you’ll be all set for a fun-filled family vacation – sans all the pre-planning homework. It’s very easy to D.I.Y.…

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Fun Winter Adventure with Ice Sledding, Snow Rafting and More! – Parents Article

Snowy Land in Vivaldi Park Ski Resort is the biggest snow sled park in Korea. From traditional sleds to tube sleds to mobile rafts to snowy play zones, it offers many exciting winter adventures. Not just for kids, there are activities for adults and families to play together too. The park is usually opened from early Dec till March (opening date will be announced in late Nov). This year, it was opened on 6 Dec 2019. Its opening hours are…

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Huge Ski & Entertainment Complex Near Seoul – Parents Article

Vivaldi Park Ski World, run by Daemyung Resort, is a very popular ski resort in Korea due to its proximity to Seoul. It takes 1.5 hours from Seoul by bus and the resort provides free round-trip transportation from Hongik Univ. Station, Myeongdong (Lotte Hotel), CALT and Seoul Station every day during winter season (November-March). It is also the most visited ski resort in Korea for 8 consecutive years. What set it aside from other ski resorts are its trendy restaurants,…

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Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels and Residences – Parents Article

Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels and Residences was opened in July 2018 with 331 guest rooms and 192 residences. This newly built property is located adjacent to the famous Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Dongdaemun Market. It is also very accessible with a bus stop (2 mins) and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (4 mins) walk from the hotel. We picked this hotel because it’s new and has a convenient location. There are 3 subway lines that serve Dongdaemun History…

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A Dispatch From The 2019 Korea Gift Team – Foster Parents Article

While traveling on this year’s Korea Gift Team trip with Holt, adoptive mom and donor Seri Boettcher kept a travelogue to tell her friends and family about the programs she visited and the children, families and individuals she met.  Holt staff member Amanda Baca holds a child in care during the 2019 Korea Gift Team trip.Holt Morning Garden Shelter We travelled back to Seoul yesterday afternoon after a VERY moving morning in Daejeon (where we spent the night) at the…

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Seoul Winter Free and Easy Itinerary – Parents Article

I know many of you travel and cold country is always a favourite destination for us to escape the unpleasant heat and humidity. 😆 My skin will suffer when the temperature drops to single digit, but I don’t mind it. After experiencing my first winter vacation in Hokkaido last year, I’m better prepared this year for my upcoming Seoul winter vacation. A few readers asked if I have finalized my itinerary. The answer is YES! Hotels and flights are booked.…

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9 Days Korea Free and Easy Itinerary for Winter – Initial Planning – Parents Article

We make use of the long weekend to firm up on our year-end holiday. Our criteria is simple – it must have SNOW! ☃ In fact, it was Edison’s idea because he enjoyed his first snowy winter vacation so much last year that he wants to see snow again this year. So, we decided to go to Korea and stay in a ski resort. And now, it’s time to plan our Korea free and easy itinerary. Why Korea, you may…

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Holt Adoptee Reunites With Foster Mom in Korea – Foster Parents Article

When a heartbreaking event led the Lee family back to Korea, Joshua Lee had the chance to meet a very special woman in his life — the woman who cared for him before he came home to his adoptive family. Joshua with his foster mother and her new foster baby. “Was I just like that baby?” Joshua asked his mom as they spent the day reconnecting with his foster mother. She spent only five months with Joshua, but remembered him…

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Top 10 Family-Friendly Ski Resorts in Korea – Parents Article

Today, I will bring you to the top 10 family-friendly ski resorts in Korea. If you’re looking for a specific type of ski resort to meet your skiing needs, I hope this post will be helpful to you. We had SO much fun during our first snowy winter vacation in Hokkaido last year. Hence, we’re planning for another trip this December. This time, Edison said he wants to learn skiing. I would love to return to Hokkaido for its powder…

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That Felt Like a Mother’s Love – Foster Parents Article

After traveling to meet their former foster mothers in Korea, adoptee siblings Emma and Isaiah Perron finally understand what their parents always told them — “You were greatly loved in Korea.” This post written by Lisa Perron — Emma and Isaiah’s mom — originally appeared on catholicfam.org.  Emma meets her foster mom for the first time since she left Korea to join her family. The first night our Korean-born son arrived home, he cried for his foster mother. Less than thirty-six…

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