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Seoul — If cities have personalities, Seoul is a type-A, on steroids. An insatiable appetite for money, a chaotic "me-first" street life, and a hurry-hurry approach to everything makes visiting the South Korean capital an entertaining, if occasionally jolting, adventure.

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For fabulous historical sites, five imperial palaces, and shopping heaven in South Korea’s largest city.

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Seoul, South Korea 2 Ways: Budget and Luxury

April 17, 2014 by Katie Hammel

In the hit K-pop song, Gangnam Style, Psy describes the trendy scene of Seoul’s Gangnam district, where your clothes, and how much money you have, matter most. ... Read More »

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For Public Transit Fares, Cities Are Going Mobile

January 15, 2014 by Darren Murph

Anyone who's traveled on a major public transportation system in the United States is all too familiar with the woes created by swipeable metro cards. In New ... Read More »

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40 Sweet Spots for Fall Value

August 15, 2013 by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

In life, being in the right place at the right time can come down to serendipity, but in travel, it is almost always the result of good planning. To avoid crowds ... Read More »

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Glide Around Temporary Ice Skating Rinks

February 22, 2011 by Becca Bergman

It’s official: This winter’s best hotel amenity trend has to be temporary ice skating rinks. At the Banyan Tree Club & Spa in Seoul, the outdoor ... Read More »

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2010 Smart Luxury Hotel Winners

January 14, 2011

Our hotel experts pored over a long list of standout properties and whittled it down to these 25 absolute favorites for Smart Luxury Travel magazine's third ... Read More »

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