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The author of Colorado Saram skis at Silverton, Colorado.

Boards

International Adventures on Boards

Atop Thorong La Pass, altitude 5.416 meters, on the Annapurna Circuit 21-day trek in Nepal.

Boots

International Adventures in Boots

Kalalau Beach, Kauai

Beaches

International Adventures in Sand

Dog Friendly Stand Up Paddling in Jeju Island.

Paws

Dog-Friendly Travel & Pet-Friendly Itineraries

Temple Scene in South Korea

Korea

Life and travel in South Korea through the eyes of a seasoned expat.

Moorea, Tahiti is known for it's stunning beauty and posh honeymoon resorts. My friend and I stayed in a shack on the beach that gave me bed bugs, but you couldn't beat the view!

AF Life & Travel

Exploring Life and Travel After Leaving Alcohol Behind

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Ruffwear Front Range vs. Switchbak, Singletrak, and OneTigris: Dog Pack Review

Ruffwear Front Range vs. Switchbak, Singletrak, and OneTigris: Dog Pack Review

The review explores the Ruffwear Front Range Dog Day Pack, which was trail-tested with my Border Collie, Winnie. Although pleased with the sturdiness and design, I reflect on the fact that a more compact option like the Ruffwear Switchbak may have been more suitable for my dog and our lack of deep backcountry adventures. I delve into additional alternatives such as the pricier Ruffwear Singletrak, which offers hydration bladders, and the
more economical OneTigris Dog Pack.

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Smooth Sailing: An In-Depth Guide to Jeju Island Ferry Travel

Smooth Sailing: An In-Depth Guide to Jeju Island Ferry Travel

If you’ve decided to visit Jeju Island, South Korea, you’ll soon confront a crucial question: How do I get there? Unless you’re an Olympic swimmer, you essentially have two options: fly or take a ferry. I share my personal experience and explain why opting for the ferry might be your best choice. I’ll also guide you through the process if you decide to travel to Jeju by sea.

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Border Collie Life in South Korea

John Buckley

Welcome to Colorado Saram! I'm from the ski resort town of Vail, but now I live in South Korea with my wife Lucy and dog, Winnie. I continue to live and value the Colorado lifestyle, but I do so while following my passion for international travel. I write about skiing, hiking, traveling, and more. I hope you'll find this helpful, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.