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Busan, magnet for MICE industry

BUSAN -- Korea’s second-largest city and a major maritime hub, Busan is harnessing its capacities for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, known as the MICE industry. Scores of conven...

Updated : 2016.12.04 16:54

[Travel Bits] Upcoming festivals, travel news

Everland Romantic Illuminations Everland’s Romantic Illumination festival is continuing its celebrations until March 1 with beautiful and enchanting illuminations for a romantic and memorable holid...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:53

Christmas destinations that even Scrooge would love

If this is the year that you decide you’ve had it with untangling Christmas lights, fighting mall crowds to find that “must-have” action figure or video game, and fighting over whose turn it is to...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:50

Busan recognized as top incentive tourism destination

As Korea’s second-largest city, Busan boasts a wide array of unique cultural experiences, from hosting the largest international film festival in Asia to offering fresh local seafood. However, in a...

Updated : 2016.12.01 17:28

How to see Chichen Itza without the crowds

Sounds of the jungle were as thick as the humidity. Birds chirped and trilled. A deep hoot added a bass note. An almost mechanical staccato clicking joined in. I was following a Mayan guide, Juan Gua...

Updated : 2016.11.25 13:18

[Travel Bits] Upcoming festivals, travel news

Lotte World Christmas Miracle Lotte World is gearing up to play host to its annual Christmas Festival every day until Dec. 27. This year’s festival will tackle the theme of “A White Christmas,” a...

Updated : 2016.11.25 13:15

Korea introduces 'premium' express bus for long-distance trips

South Korea on Friday launched a new premium express bus service with nearly flat seats that will provide long distance travelers with first-class comfort and experience. The new premium bus has 21 ...

Updated : 2016.11.25 09:44

Number of travelers to S. Korea hits record high in Jan-Oct

The number of foreign travelers to South Korea in the first 10 months of this year jumped 33.1 percent from a year ago, breaking the previous record high in 2014, the state-run tourism agency said Mo...

Updated : 2016.11.21 14:35

[Travel Bits] Sights to see in Korea

Lotte World Christmas Miracle Lotte World is gearing up to play host to its annual Christmas Festival every day until Dec. 27. This year’s festival will tackle the theme of “A White Christmas,” a...

Updated : 2016.11.18 14:34

Wonderful Waikiki: 5 ideas for millennials, 5 ideas for boomers

HONOLULU — If you consider yourself a traveler rather than a tourist, you might tend to avoid Waikiki Beach. It’s too commercial. Overcrowded. Too much of a South Seas cliche. But if you’ve been ...

Updated : 2016.11.18 14:30

[Weekender] From Grandma’s home to store shelves, Boksoondoga makgeolli goes global

ULSAN -- A recipe for homemade rice wine that started out as one humble grandmother’s hobby is now well on its way to becoming one of the country’s top brands. Architect Kim Min-kyu and mathematic...

Updated : 2016.11.11 17:00

[Travel Bits] Upcoming festivals, travel news

Bangeo Festival on Jejudo The annual Bangeo Festival returns to Moseulpo Port this month. This popular festival is held every year in November on the southern island of Jejudo. It celebrates the yel...

Updated : 2016.11.11 14:11

Flee crowded San Francisco for the serenity of Point Reyes

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, California -- You’re in San Francisco and need a break from clanging cable cars and overpriced hotels? Break for the beach. Point Reyes is an hour and a world away. B...

Updated : 2016.11.11 13:12

[Travel Bits] Upcoming festivals, travel news

Gunsan, Seocheon Migratory Bird Festival The annual Gunsan and Seocheon Migratory Bird Festival will take place from Nov. 18 to 20. The festival will be held throughout the Geumgang River Migratory ...

Updated : 2016.11.04 14:42

Escaping to a writer’s colony in Eureka Springs

EUREKA SPRINGS, Arkansas — People suffering pain and illness were once lured to this spot nestled in the forested Ozark Mountains, tucked in the northwest corner of the state. Native American folkl...

Updated : 2016.11.04 14:40