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In this ‘weird, lost corner of America,’ the beach of your dreams awaits in the remotest national park

Even for a Saturday in the South Pacific, this was a sleepy morning. On American Samoa’s main island of Tutuila and its neighbor, Ofu, villages were still, beaches empty. On the west coast of near...

Updated : 2017.01.06 09:12

Culture Ministry recommends themed travel outside of Seoul

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced a new initiative to promote travel outside of Seoul next year, recommending destinations based on different themes. The ministry selected i...

Updated : 2016.12.27 15:45

Winter is a cool time to explore the desert

Seeking something other than the traditional 70-degree, sunny Christmas that Southern Californians like me often take for granted, I persuaded my dad to spend the long holiday weekend last year somew...

Updated : 2016.12.17 19:54

[Travel bits] Upcoming festivals, travel news

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

Updated : 2016.12.17 19:47

Jamaica’s sweet lodgings over the water, atop the sea

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- I totally admit this is a first-world problem. But for the life of me I can’t remember what my private butler said about how to turn on the underwater lights so I can see thr...

Updated : 2016.12.09 13:31

Ways to keep phone charges low during international travel

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- It's a sure-fire way to dampen the holiday cheers: Spend a week on a dream vacation abroad, then come back to find an additional several hundred dollars on your cellphone bill...

Updated : 2016.12.08 15:02

New SR railway company to launch super rapid trains

On a small peninsula just over 100,000 square kilometers in area, Korea’s vastly extensive railways have made domestic flying a virtually unnecessary expense and hassle. Since 2005, the country’s...

Updated : 2016.12.05 18:02

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