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[Weekender] Koreans suffer from stressful summer vacations

The scorching heat and humidity signals that it’s time to get away from daily responsibilities and set off for white sand beaches or lush green mountains. But summer vacation in Korea is often anoth...

Updated : 2014.07.18 21:11

[Weekender] Gangwon offers something for everyone

Located in the eastern part of the Korean Peninsula, Gangwon Province is home to some of the most beautiful mountains in the country, on top of scenic beaches and clear water.The region is the most-vi...

Updated : 2014.07.18 21:08

[Weekender] Armchair traveling, a new way to experience getaways

Long-awaited vacations always pass by all too soon, and it seems that to make the most out of that limited time, one simply has to fully savor the pretravel excitement and post-travel reminiscing.Luck...

Updated : 2014.07.18 21:04

[Weekender] Sightseeing trains make hard to reach more convenient

Hoping to see vast rocky mountain ranges, but can’t face hiking? Want to see the crisp blue coast, but avoid the summer crowds? For summer travelers looking to enjoy Korea’s picturesque countryside,...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:55

[Weekender] Urban adventure at Seoul’s campground

Groups of adults sit around plastic camping tables littered with grilled meat and soju bottles. Children run between neat rows of orange and green tents, blasting each other with water guns. But in among the guitars and the cicadas you can hear the roar of an 11-lane highway, and skyscrape...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:55

Taking the scenic route through the 49th state

ANCHORAGE, Alaska ― Our quest was emblazoned on the T-shirts we were given before we left for Alaska: “8 men, 4 highways, 5 days, 865 miles.” On motorcycles.We were a mixed group of Sunday motorcyc...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:22

Korail’s luxury train reopens after renovation

Luxury train Haerang, run by the Korea Railroad Corporation, has resumed service following renovations. Launched in 2008, Haerang, a combination of train trip and accommodation, has attracted more than 20,000 Korean and foreign customers. The renovation has added new suite rooms and routes...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:20

Kadayawan festival to celebrate harvest season

The Philippines will hold an annual thanksgiving celebration from Aug. 11-17 in the city of Davao. The Kadayawan festival, the name of which is derived from the Dabawenyo word “dayaw” meaning good or valuable, includes tribal performances, an exhibition of craftworks made by local people...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:20

Asics to hold 7 km run on Sept. 13

The sports brand Asics will hold a 7-kilometer run on Sept. 13. In the Asics Cool Run, 500 participants will run from Namsan Mountain Park along the northern highway. Registration starts on July 22 at the Asics Cool Run Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AsicsKorea. Tickets cost 40,000 won ...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:20

New travel standards remove unwanted trips from overseas itinerary

From Tuesday, tourists will be able to cross out unwanted stops, such as shopping centers, from itineraries when booking overseas trips with local travel agencies.This is part of the new standards on overseas tours unveiled by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Monday. They are de...

Updated : 2014.07.14 20:49

Beach getaways less than an hour from Incheon International Airport

Incheon International Airport is not just a gateway to Seoul and other major Asian cities, it is aslo a gateway to clean sandy beaches along Korea’s west coast. Less than an hour from the airport by ...

Updated : 2014.07.13 20:13

Park service calls development plans a major threat to Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona ― At the rim of the Grand Canyon, busloads of Chinese tourists jostled on a recent day with 20-something backpackers and an Amish family with rambunctious boys in ...

Updated : 2014.07.11 20:48

French presidents’ holiday retreat open to public

PARIS (AP) ― It’s an old fortress on a tiny island, surrounded by pine trees and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea: The Fort de Bregancon has been the very private holiday retreat of Fre...

Updated : 2014.07.11 20:47

U.K. enhances airport security measures

LONDON (AP) ― Britain has authorized airport security staff to require any traveler to turn on electronic devices as a way to test for hidden explosives. France and Germany are implementing similar measures, but only for travel to and from the United States.American intelligence officials...

Updated : 2014.07.11 20:46

Banyan Tree invites guests to 20 select resorts

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts is offering an accommodation package that includes 40 nights at 20 select Banyan Tree and Angsana resorts in 11 countries. Highlights of the 40-night itinerary named “Around the World in 20 Ways” include a thrill-seeking fl...

Updated : 2014.07.11 20:46