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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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Move Over, Seoul: Busan Is the Next Great South Korean City

December 01, 2015 by Carimé Lane

In the world’s eyes, Seoul is practically synonymous with South Korea -- but it’s not the sole city (pardon our pun) worth visiting. On the southern tip of the ... Read More »


6 Budget-Savvy Ways to See the Best of Seoul

January 09, 2015 by Lane Nieset

South Korea's capital has come a long way since the Korean War. These days, Seoul mixes its storied history of temples, palaces, and empire, with more modern ... Read More »


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 »


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 »


Seoul Spotlight

September 29, 2010 by Victoria De Silverio

The Land of the Morning Calm has quietly seeped into American consciousness: Pinkberry and Red Mango; Samsung, LG, and Hyundai. Ask any teenage girl where she ... Read More »

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