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Moon Bear Travel

Moon Bear Travel is a Korea-based travel website that introduces unique destinations with a focus on the country’s 5,000 year long history. Moon Bear Travel aims to offer a more in-depth look for people across the globe who already have a prior interest in Korea, but want to know more.

Founder

Allison Needels is a Korean archaeology and art historian. Korean culture, and East Asian culture more broadly, has played a huge role in her life from a young age. She wrote her MA thesis (SOAS, University of London) on the influence of Joseon porcelain in contemporary artwork. Her research has been introduced at numerous academic conferences around the world. She also obtained her BA degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Manchester and has spent time living in Hong Kong. You can catch her outside of Moon Bear Travel on national Korean radio channels TBS eFM or KBS World (Korea24).

Guest Writers

Hannah Roberts lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. You can find her on Instagram at @hannahinternational or on her personal art page @byhannahlou. Hear her segment on Korean travel at KBS World Radio, Korea24.