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Holidays are merry moneymakers for theme parks

LOS ANGELES ― While children waited in line to snap photos with Santa Claus, the aroma of freshly steamed tamales and hot cocoa lingered in the warm fall air.“Yay, it’s snowing,” a teenage girl sc...

Updated : 2014.12.19 21:03

Public art aplenty in Boulder City, Nevada

BOULDER CITY, Nevada ― Your savvy, but ultimately foolhardy, tourist on his way to Hoover Dam will take a sharp left on the Highway 93 bypass and avoid this city’s “historic” downtown altogether.Y...

Updated : 2014.12.19 21:03

TV programs sway Koreans’ choices of overseas travel destinations

More than half of Koreans said the recent hit travel reality shows “Youth over Flowers” and “Grandpas over Flowers” affected their plans for overseas travel, according to a recent survey conducted by the Korea Tourism Organization. The Korean overseas travel pattern survey showed that ...

Updated : 2014.12.19 21:01

Lotte Hotel Seoul named best hotel in Korea by Global Traveler

Lotte Hotel Seoul has been named the Best Hotel in Korea by the U.S.-based travel magazine Global Traveler for the year 2014. The selection is based on the magazine’s annual readers’ survey. More than 26,000 readers participated in the survey on the best hotels, airlines, credit cards, d...

Updated : 2014.12.19 21:01

Oahu combines big city buzz, history, rural beauty

Although some visitors head straight for other islands when visiting Hawaii, thinking they’ve done and seen it all on Oahu, Hawaii’s most populous island is always worth another visit. Oahu has the ...

Updated : 2014.12.12 20:45

Hike, soak in a natural hot spring in New Mexico’s funky Jemez area

Fair warning, hikers. If a little nudity makes you squeamish, steer clear of the picturesque little hot springs scattered in the hills around the Jemez area of New Mexico.But if you’re all for taking...

Updated : 2014.12.12 20:43

Japan budget carrier Skymark eyes ANA, JAL support

TOKYO (AFP) ― Struggling Japanese budget carrier Skymark Airlines said Wednesday it was considering asking for help from domestic giant All Nippon Airways, even while eyeing a tie-up with ANA’s rival Japan Airlines.“We are considering asking for assistance” from ANA, Skymark spokesman ...

Updated : 2014.12.12 20:40

LAX sees silver lining with fine food fare

Don’t mourn for Los Angeles International Airport.America’s third-busiest airport has taken its lumps recently. It was ranked the sixth most frustrating airport in the country to use and the fourth most difficult to get to in a Bloomberg study that relied in part on an online survey of m...

Updated : 2014.12.12 20:40

Japan budget carrier Skymark eyes ANA, JAL support

TOKYO (AFP) ― Struggling Japanese budget carrier Skymark Airlines said Wednesday it was considering asking for help from domestic giant All Nippon Airways, even while eyeing a tie-up with ANA’s rival Japan Airlines.“We are considering asking for assistance” from ANA, Skymark spokesman ...

Updated : 2014.12.12 20:39

City tour in search of history and stories

A center in the southeastern part of the Korean Peninsula, Daegu is a city with abundant historical and cultural heritage. As it is also a geographical hub in the region, the Silla Dynasty once attempted to move its capital to Dalgubeol (currently Daegu) from Gyeongju. During the Joseon Pe...

Updated : 2014.12.11 15:10

Lufthansa to launch budget long-haul carrier next year

BERLIN (AP) ― German airline Lufthansa has announced plans to launch budget long-haul services at the end of next year in collaboration with SunExpress, a joint venture with Turkish Airlines.Lufthansa’s supervisory board gave the go-ahead to expand the company’s low-cost operations on W...

Updated : 2014.12.05 21:00

Best hanok lodgings in Korea

Winter is the low season for travel in Korea. Day temperatures remain below freezing and snowfalls cause traffic jams, often paralyzing major cities. But it’s one of the best times of the year to enj...

Updated : 2014.12.05 21:00

Mexico federal police, troops to patrol Acapulco

MEXICO CITY (AP) ― Federal police and soldiers will take over policing duties in the resort of Acapulco to ensure the safety of tourists amid a wave of violence and protests that has scared away visitors, Mexican authorities said. Troops and federal police will also take over policing in ...

Updated : 2014.12.05 21:00

See splendid Turkey on a budget: Take the bus

CAPPADOCIA, Turkey ― If all of Turkish history were on this bus, I’d be sitting next to sultans, whirling dervishes, Silk Road caravanners, Greek shopkeepers, apostles and olive growers.Instead, I’...

Updated : 2014.12.05 20:56

A day in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village

Tucked away from the honking horns and crowded sidewalks of midtown Manhattan sits Greenwich Village, a downtown neighborhood that spans west of Broadway to the Hudson River.Although only a quick subw...

Updated : 2014.11.28 20:50