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Feeling the heat: public saunas cool again in Finland

HELSINKI (AFP) - Is stripping down and getting sweaty with strangers your kind of thing? In Finland, despite an astounding 2 million private saunas, the hottest trend sweeping the sweat tank loving c...

Updated : 2016.08.11 16:28

War tourism in Afghanistan: adventure or reckless hedonism?

KABUL (AFP) -- Thousands of people are fleeing the conflict roiling Afghanistan, but American backpacker John Milton recently made the reverse journey to the war-ravaged country -- for a holiday. Ar...

Updated : 2016.08.08 17:23

[Travel Bits] Round up of travel news from around the world

Nighttime walk in Jeonju One of the country’s most traditional cities, Jeonju is gearing up to host its first “Walk in Jeonju (Heritage Night and Heritage Story)” nighttime sightseeing and walkin...

Updated : 2016.07.29 14:57

Pyeongchang’s Yongpyong Resort has all one’s summer needs

Although it is located in the country’s mecca of winter sports, the iconic Yongpyong Resort is pulling out all the stops celebrating the summer season. Opened in 1975, the resort located at the foo...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:15

[Around the hotels] Round up of hotel events and news

Taste of Peru at Grand Hyatt Seoul Hosted by Grand Hyatt Seoul, a special Peru Food Festival promotion will take place at the hotel’s buffet restaurant The Terrace from July 29 to Aug. 11. In coll...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:10

Bermuda’s gentle beauty, easygoing lifestyle makes being shipwrecked enticing

HAMILTON, Bermuda — This small island — only 55 square kilometers in size and 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina — gave the world its eponymous shorts (still used as p...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:06

Dip in Trevi Fountain costs tourists

ROME (AFP) - Cooling off with a midnight dip in Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain may sound like a dream “Roman Holiday,” but an Italian police crackdown has landed a series of splash-happy tourists with ...

Updated : 2016.07.26 13:47

Next stop, your future spouse?

The Airport Express said on Sunday it will launch a monthly train service designed to provide romantic day trips to single men and women who want a relationship. Dubbed “Airport Express of Love,” ...

Updated : 2016.07.25 17:08

Jeonju to launch new nighttime tours through historic city

One of the country’s most traditional cities, Jeonju, is gearing up to host its first “Walk in Jeonju (Heritage Night and Heritage Story)” nighttime sightseeing and walking tour event starting nex...

Updated : 2016.07.25 16:17

[Travel Bits] Round up of travel news from around the world

K-Travel Bus summer promotion Visit Korea Committee is conducting a summer promotion event for the K-Travel Bus service from July 18 to Aug. 31, offering travelers discounted rates. Participant...

Updated : 2016.07.22 17:44

S. Korea extends travel ban to 6 countries and parts of Philippines

South Korea extended its travel ban imposed on six countries, including Iraq and Syria, along with some parts of the Philippines in consideration of the still high threat from political instability a...

Updated : 2016.07.18 20:15

Indonesia’s hidden destinations beckon to the world

At a glance, Indonesia’s bustling capital Jakarta seems like many other metropolitan cities in Southeast Asia. Its streets are lined with cutting-edge skyscrapers and packed with cars and motorbikes...

Updated : 2016.07.15 17:49

[Travel Bits] Round up of travel news from around the world

Busan Fireworks Festival The annual Busan Fireworks Festival gearing up for its 12th year, kicking off its festivities October 22 along Gwangalli Beach. Along with its breathtaking fireworks displa...

Updated : 2016.07.15 13:29

[Around the hotels] Round up of hotel events and news

Summer Family package at Lotte City Hotel Jeju Lotte City Hotel Jeju is presenting its Summer Family package starting at 280,000 won. To help families traveling with kids make the best out of their...

Updated : 2016.07.15 13:26

Seomun Night Market in Daegu aims to become a tourist hotspot

Ever since the Seomun Night Market first turned on its lights on June 3, the nighttime skies above Daegu have remained as bright and welcoming as the noonday sun. Selected as the first “Global Luxu...

Updated : 2016.07.13 14:44