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South Korea: Bukhansan National Park and Baegundae Peak

South Korea: Bukhansan National Park and Baegundae Peak

Who would have thought that one of South Korea’s most pristine natural areas was only 30 minutes from the center of metropolitan Seoul? People who haven’t been there yet, mostly. You can see mountainsides studded with granite domes and blocks from almost anywhere in the city. Seoul’s most prominent sightseeing destinations privilege views of the…

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South Korea in a Week: Seoul Highlights

South Korea in a Week: Seoul Highlights

So you’ve got a vacation planned for South Korea. Luckily (not the least because it’s an awesome place), you can zip around much of the country within a week. My suggestions for 1 week in South Korea will make use of the country’s wonderful natural-to-urban nexus. These venues blend seamlessly and are both mightily accessible.…

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Travel Insurance: Is it Really Necessary?

Travel Insurance: Is it Really Necessary?

Unplanned incidents are a natural part of the travel experience. Sometimes they’re benign. But not always. This begs the questions (and hints at the answer): is travel insurance necessary? Necessary or No? The World of Travel Insurance If your definition of necessary is anything more than ‘I’ll deal with things as they come and face…

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One Day in Manila

One Day in Manila

Ah, Manila. You’re a sprawling mess with a swanky reputation. If I may be so bold, I’ll even call that reputation well-deserved. From the armada of armed security guards (some for, say, diners or hotels) to the overwhelming poverty oozing from every street corner, Manila may not make the best impression. But I’ll concede that…

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Is it Safe to Travel to China Now?

Is it Safe to Travel to China Now?

The Novel Corona virus is sweeping international news; so would it be safe to travel to China now? Should you cancel that coveted plane ticket and reconsider going elsewhere for vacation? What is the Novel Corona Virus? You’re certainly aware of what this virus is. It originated at a Wuhan ‘wet’ market where wild animals…

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Asia’s Best Budget Destinations of 2020

Asia’s Best Budget Destinations of 2020

Travel Goals for a New Decade You’ve schmoozed your boss, scored some time off, and started packing. Before pre-trip excitement can really set in, however, you’ve got to choose where to go. Where to Save Money in 2020? We can’t all start the new decade flush with forget-you money. Some of us are consigned to…

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A Tale of Two Cities: Hong Kong or Macau?

A Tale of Two Cities: Hong Kong or Macau?

What do a global gambling powerhouse and a population marching against their government by the million have in common? That would be their current inclusion in the People’s Republic of China and status as former European colonies. Macau and Hong Kong are very different in style and flavor, and yet so alike in their recent…

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