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Grand Hilton Seoul offers fall retreat package

The Grand Hilton Seoul is presenting fall accommodation packages available from Sept. 6 to Nov. 30. The “Autumn in Hilton I” package includes a one-night stay at a deluxe room and breakfast for two....

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:12

Feds propose ban on rope-swinging from Utah arches

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ― Federal officials have proposed a two-year ban on rope-swinging from iconic Utah arches and other high-flying activities at two popular landmarks that have led to deaths and injuries witnessed by visitors flocking to the sites for peaceful reflection.The Bureau of La...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:10

Train trips take you into heart of West Virginia

For a taste of the golden age of train travel, when passengers enjoyed a relaxing meal and beautiful scenery on their way from Point A to Point B, hop on board a train operated by West Virginia Mounta...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:10

Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class tickets

DUBLIN (AP) ― European budget carrier Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo companies and governments during penny-pinching times.Marketed under the slogan “Your boss will approve,” the new ticket reverses some of the airline’s more reviled policies for fee-da...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:05

Cultural niche carved out on Canada’s west coast

Tourists to British Columbia’s most-visited sites ― Stanley Park in Vancouver and the Parliament Buildings in Victoria ― are bound to notice carved poles with stylized creatures, one on top of the ...

Updated : 2014.08.29 20:05

[Weekender] Five wonders of Jindo Island

Jindo Island is rich not only in historical and cultural traditions, but also gastronomy, according to locals and tourists who have visited the island over the years. Jindo residents claim that the be...

Updated : 2014.08.22 21:22

[Weekender] Timeless beauty of Jindo

JINDO, South Jeolla Province ― A grueling 5-hour drive from Seoul seems to be a small price to pay for the chance to become immersed in this island’s majestic scenery of mist-shrouded cliffs hoverin...

Updated : 2014.08.22 21:07

[Weekender] Treasure house of history and art awaits tourists

Just off the southwest corner of the Korean Peninsula, Jindo Island is a treasure house of ancient shamanism and folk culture, brimming with stories to tell.In the words of an old proverb, don’t boas...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:59

Last colony standing

When I told people I was going to Macau over a long weekend, I got some strange looks. To explain myself, I said I was a fan of Portuguese egg tarts, but they weren’t convinced. I could tell that the...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:23

Museum of Gasoline Pumps an homage to a father

BUELLTON, California ― He may not self-identify as a philosopher, being a proud gearhead and gas-station grease monkey at heart, but Mark Mendenhall was nothing if not profound when he looked around ...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:19

Busan Tourism Organization releases mobile coupon app

The Busan Tourism Organization has released a mobile application providing coupons usable at more than 70 hotels, restaurants and department stores in the city during major international events. The app became available Thursday to coincide with the opening of AD Stars, an international ad...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:18

Uber pulls into mobile dining and travel apps

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) ― Uber teamed up with dining and travel smartphone applications as the controversial Internet-age car-hailing service moved to park itself at the heart of mobile lifestyles.The San Francisco-based startup let about a dozen businesses such as Starbucks, Hyatt Hotels, Un...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:18

South Jeolla invites tourists to discover fall foliage

South Jeolla Province and the Korea Tourism Organization launched a campaign to attract tourists to the region’s fall destinations. The “Jeonnam, Korea Maple Beauty” campaign will target Asian tourists, especially those from Hong Kong, and offer special travel packages that include visi...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:18

[Weekender] In search of the roots of Korean Catholicism

DANGJIN, South Chungcheong Province ― Excitement over the pope’s visit prevails in South Chungcheong Province, with welcome placards hung at entrances of rural towns. Nestled in South Korea’s centr...

Updated : 2014.08.08 21:45

Craving peace on the DMZ train

As the train pulls out of Seoul Station and begins moving down the tracks, the scenery seems all wrong. Instead of crossing the Hangang River, we’re passing the Severance Hospital. It’s a strange se...

Updated : 2014.08.08 21:06