Get off the beaten path.

Over 100 offbeat destinations across the country.
Get on Amazon Get the PDF
Offbeat Korea -

$9.99

Offbeat Korea -

Offbeat Korea -

 Offbeat Korea -  Offbeat Korea -

Offbeat Korea -   Offbeat Korea -

Explore South Korea’s weird, wonderful, and offbeat side.

Stop endlessly researching or reading online reviews to figure out where you should go. Instead, learn about what’s worthy from an experienced travel blogger.

A Worthy Go itinerary is a curated collection to help you enjoy what’s worthy in the city, whether it’s well known or well off the beaten path.

Just a few of the places inside:

  • A brewery where makkeoli (rice wine) is made
  • A museum dedicated to art about chickens
  • A Buddhist temple full of fighting monks
  • A sculpture park full of retired erotic art
  • A shrine containing umbilical cords of a past king’s children
  • A park dedicated to a faithful dog
  • A Buddhist temple with over 10,000 plastic Buddhas
  • A museum dedicated to toilets

This isn’t just a list of places to go…

Worthy Go’s mission is to make travel awesome, and to set you up to succeed. That means giving you plenty of info to prepare before you arrive:

  • Icons – know at a glance if it’s free, safe for kids, easy to find, etc.
  • A brief intro to the city / country
  • Recommended hostels / hotels
  • What to bring, how to get around, how to connect to the internet, safety warnings, and more
  • A location index, a category index, and an alphabetical index

Oh, and plenty of specific directions.

Last updated: July 2018

Buy now and start exploring the awesome side of South Korea.

A few early reviews:

“If you think all guidebooks are the same, you’re mistaken. Weird and Wonderful Korea tosses out the window what most guidebooks tell you to see. What’s inside are easy to follow itineraries showing the more interesting side of Korea. If you’re looking for something new to see and do, this is your ticket to adventure.” — Steve Miller, travel vlogger, QiRanger.com

“Chris Backe has put his time in Korea to great use traveling, exploring and learning. It’s great to hear that he’s put all of his knowledge into a comprehensive volume about the country.” — Steven Revere, editor, 10 Magazine

“This gem by Chris Backe will take you far off the beaten track and show you a side of Korea that most Koreans don’t even get to see. Keep this book at your side in Korea to enjoy a wider spectrum of the Korean travel experience.” — Steven S. Bammel, creator, Korea Business Central

“Korea might be diminutive in size, but it doesn’t lack for the colorful and offbeat. Chris does an outstanding job of getting off the beaten track to explore Korea’s more unconventional side, and an even better job making that side accessible to travelers.” — Robert Koehler, author, KOREA and SEOUL, and editor of Seoul Selection

Offbeat Korea -About Worthy Go

Worthy Go itineraries offer an unbiased look at what’s worthy in a city or area/province. You get recommendations to what to see and do, where to eat, where to sleep, and most importantly, how to get there with clear directions and GPS coordinates.

About the author

Offbeat Korea -Chris Backe (rhymes with ‘hockey’) is the author behind dozens of Worthy Go itineraries and guidebooks. He is the former blogger behind One Weird Globe, and has been seen in Atlas Obscura, io9, Fark, Mental Floss, Groove Magazine, and many other publications. When not traveling or writing, he enjoys swing dancing and a good board or card game.

$9.99

Offbeat Korea -

Offbeat Korea -

 Offbeat Korea -  Offbeat Korea -

Offbeat Korea -   Offbeat Korea -