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When in Aspen, ski, shop, dine and hunt for shrines on the mountain

ASPEN, Colorado ― Stevie Ray Vaughan is hidden somewhere here on Ajax Mountain, and we’re on a mission to find him.Finally, following directions scrawled onto a scrap of paper, we steer our skis tow...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:05

Alamo’s mythic past lives comfortably with San Antonio’s lively present

SAN ANTONIO ― The most famous building in Texas is smaller than you expect, and it’s about as pretty as your average California mission. In fact, it was once a mission, though these days it stands a...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:05

Arts and culture to be highlighted in German tourism

The German National Tourist Office announced that next year it will shine a spotlight on German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Younger as the year 2015 marks the 500th anniversary of his birth. Germany is one of the most-visited cultural destinations for European tourists. The celeb...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:04

JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets

JetBlue will add bag fees and squeeze seats a bit closer together as it tries to boost profit.The airline said that it will create three ticket classes beginning in the first half of 2015, and only the top two will include at least one free checked bag.Other big airlines have added fees fo...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:04

‘Stamp Tour’ around South Jeolla Province

South Jeolla Province will offer gift vouchers and accommodation in a five-star hotel for travelers who visit the province’s tourist attractions and spend more than one night in the province. Interested tourists should collect a stamp from each destination, take a photo and upload it onto...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:03

Perfect day in Carmel: Beach picnics, wine walks and sunset concerts

Many travelers use Carmel-by-the-Sea as a base for exploring the greater area, taking in such nearby attractions as the always-fascinating Monterey Bay Aquarium and picturesque Point Lobos.I get that....

Updated : 2014.11.14 21:08

In Norway, cool experiences trump luxury

Big box, luxury vacations got you down? If the thought of whiling away another uninspired vacation under an umbrella is less than motivating, you may need to rethink your travel strategy. So what to d...

Updated : 2014.11.14 21:07

Visit NYC after holidays too: Tourism agency

New York (AP) ― New York City’s tourism agency wants to lure visitors between January and March by reminding them that there are great deals on theater tickets, restaurants and hotels.NYC & Co. President Fred Dixon says winter is “an ideal time to experience New York City at a more affo...

Updated : 2014.11.14 20:59

Saint-Tropez hopes to draw Asian tourists

Saint-Tropez, a popular luxury vacation destination for Hollywood celebrities, hopes to see more Asian tourists following a promotional event in Seoul on Tuesday. The world-popular high-end vacation town with a population of just 5,000 draws more than 6 million tourists from 85 countries a...

Updated : 2014.11.14 20:59

Fest celebrates kimchi-making

For Koreans, kimchi-making is the annual family or neighborhood ritual that prepares them to get through the long winter with nutritional kimchi. This year, this custom called “gimjang” will be cele...

Updated : 2014.11.10 19:23

Holy city’s history gets lost in age of iPhone

EPHESUS, Turkey ― This is one of the best preserved, loveliest and most historically significant Greco-Roman ruins in the world.It also is a key religious spot, believed to be where the apostles Paul...

Updated : 2014.11.07 21:03

Fiji: Where you find family you didn’t know you had

SAVUSAVU, Fiji ― As the departing guests gathered under the coconut palms to wait for the airport shuttle, Jane began to sniffle and tears ran down her cheeks.The rest of us, startled, exchanged look...

Updated : 2014.11.07 21:03

Lotte Water Park offers spa package deal

Lotte Water Park in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, is offering an 80,000 won spa package, which includes 10 admission tickets to the water park and half-price discount coupons on life vest rentals. With the tickets, visitors have access to the jjimjilbang, a Korean-style public sauna w...

Updated : 2014.11.07 21:01

Tourists’ safety fears: pickpockets, N.K., car accidents

The three biggest safety concerns for foreign tourists traveling to Korea were pickpockets, the North Korean threat and car accidents, according to a recent survey of foreign tourists by the Korea Tourism Organization.Thirty-five percent of 704 foreign respondents said they were concerned ...

Updated : 2014.11.07 21:01

Free and unfettered

Soyosan Mountain is one of the most-advertised mountains in South Korea and its publicity is completely free. It’s the northern terminus of the Seoul Subway’s No. 1 Line, meaning that commuters ridi...

Updated : 2014.10.31 20:52