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South Korea Keeps Crushing It, Announces New Legoland

Where: Korea
December 3, 2014 at 9:42 AM | by | ()

Start looking under the bed and between the couch cushions for those missing pieces, as construction crews are going to need each and every bit of plastic for this project.

Another new Legoland is on the docket, and this time the Danish blocks will call South Korea home. The folks behind the project are Britain's Merlin Entertainments, and they’re planning to spend roughly $270 million to construct the amusement park, along with local investors. Building a Legoland honestly sounds like a dream for a contractor; just follow the instructions, right?

As for the opening date—the schedule right now puts the first visitor to pass through the turnstiles in 2017. The park will be situated in Chuncheon—up in the Gangwon Province. WikiTravel has good things to say about the area, least of all this: "For travelers weary of Seoul's crowds and big city atmosphere, Chuncheon can be an ideal place to spend several days."

The South Korea Legoland will join other Legolands in Florida, California, Windsor (UK), Germany, Denmark, Dubai, and Malaysia.

[Photo of another Legoland: Loozrboy]

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Video Shows How Airlines Go Out of Their Way to Fly Around North Korea

August 13, 2014 at 12:59 PM | by | ()

We'll readily admit that don't have that much North Korea travel content. The section's not totally empty, since we take care of business. So you can find posts on travel safety near the country to how you can get inside to what the airplane food might look like along the way. But it's not exactly bursting with content.

There are a couple of reasons for that.

First, North Korea is - all things considered - not a very nice place. The people functionally live as slaves who are owned by the central government. The leaders are constantly threatening to destroy their neighbors and launch ballistic missiles at the United States, and they make a point of reminding people that they have nuclear weapons. The entire place is kind of a batshit crazy basketcase.

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Travel Contest Alert: Korean Air Will Trade Premium Flights for Your Travel Photos

Where: Korea
July 25, 2014 at 10:29 AM | by | ()

The folks over at Korean Air have run an annual photo contest for over twenty years now, and yet this is the first time we can recall having heard of it. Ah well—better late than never, especially with premium travel as a prize.

The contest for travel photographs is now open, and they're welcoming your entries in the search for the best of the best for this year’s theme—Pleasant and Memorable Travel Moment.

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It'll Take $3.5 Billion to Build Asia's Newest Theme Park by 2018

Where: Korea
July 24, 2014 at 6:59 AM | by | ()

It seems like Asia is the hotspot when it comes to theme park construction and expansion, and now there’s news that the continent will be adding yet another place to hop on some rides and enjoy some attractions.

The company behind the new plans is 20th Century Fox, and they’re ready to build something brand new over in South Korea. Details like rides and attractions are limited at this point—as in non-existent. Alas, we do know that the new park will take up around 75 acres and be a key feature of the Ungdong Entertainment Complex in Changwon City.

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6 Things to Know Before Taking the Subway in Seoul

Where: Seoul, Korea
May 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM | by | ()

Even if you’re a subway/metro/underground pro, you'll have to recognize that every city has a slightly different approach to public transit. Subways in Asia get a well-deserved rep for being clean and efficient, and Seoul may be the best of the bunch.

So, here are a couple of things to know on the metro, which will have you looking like you know what you're doing:

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What You Need to Know About Korean Air's 'Excellent Boarding Pass' Program

April 24, 2014 at 10:30 AM | by | ()

Last time we reported on Korean Air's "Excellent Boarding Pass" program, specific details were vague and travelers were unsure how to best take advantage of its still-developing perks. But the airline has improved the transparency of the program greatly over the past few years, and we now have a list of all the deals and discounts you can receive by flashing your Korean Air boarding pass.

First, the terms, direct from the horse's mouth:

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South Korea is Spending $625 Million on an All-Robot Theme Park

Where: Korea
February 4, 2014 at 10:53 AM | by | ()

If your theme park calendar is getting pretty filled here at home during 2014—not a problem—as South Korea has something for you to add to your agenda in just a couple more years. The construction crews have yet to hit the scene, but it sounds like this latest park is going to be all about robots.

The new place will feature all things robot, as it does its best to work on the mechanical men and women into roller coasters, water parks, and even an aquarium—think robotic fish.

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Travel Contest: Click to a Free Trip to Korea

September 30, 2013 at 9:26 AM | by | ()

Here's a super easy contest for anyone that wants to pop across the Pacific to wander the streets of Seoul. One look at our epic list of 31 delicious foods to try there, and who wouldn't?

This contest is the brainchild of the folks at Asiana Airlines and you can be entered with just a few clicks of the mouse.

First off, head to the airline's Facebook page and give it a big thumbs up/like it. Besides getting to enter the contest, you'll get all the news of events and promos, so it's kind of a win win.

Then post a comment on the "Best Getaways" post with your picks of the best cities in each of the five categories. Think of your favorite cities for shopping, relaxation, food & drink, people and nightlife and give your reasons for each. Don't worry if a South Korean city doesn't make the list; it's about having fun, getting creative and throwing your name in the hat.

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Heads Up! South Korea's Building the World's First Invisible Skyscraper

Where: Incheon International Airport, Korea
September 24, 2013 at 12:34 PM | by | ()

The world’s second tallest observation deck is going to be built in South Korea, but if all goes according to plan, no one will ever see it.

Well, sorta! Dubbed Tower Infinity, it will stand just under 1,500-feet tall and use a series of LED lights and cameras to create “a reflexive skin” that will allow it to “disappear” into the sky and surroundings. That’s right, the world's first invisible skyscraper.

Other than the cloak, our favorite feature is the elevator, where the walls will display “actual views at their corresponding heights from significant observation towers and buildings around the world.” So, for example, when the elevator passes 1,000 feet, it might show the view from the Empire State Building.

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The Pizza Hut Menu in Seoul, South Korea is Pretty Insane

Where: Seoul, Korea
August 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM | by | ()

The classic pizza feud of New York vs Chicago is old news. These days, it's all about the Pizza Huts of China vs the Pizza Huts of Hong Kong vs the Pizza Huts of Japan vs...you get the idea.

Recently, the pizza place chain even made headline news in China for doing away with their salad bars and whether or not the trend of building salad towers had anything to do with that decision. For real though, we can't even imagine eating any salad at Asia's pizza huts because the pie varieties are just so darn indulgent, and in the case of South Korea's Camembert pizza, even opulent.

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What Not To Do In Seoul: The Top Five Tourist Mistakes

Where: Seoul, Korea
July 2, 2013 at 1:35 PM | by | ()

Let's play a game of what's hot and what's not. What's HOT is flying to the other side of the world to land at Incheon International Airport, visiting Seoul, South Korea, and eating and shopping yourself silly in the city. What's NOT is...well, not doing these things, since Seoul is absolutely one of the global capitals on the cusp of everything cool right now. So while we definitely recommend making your stay longer than five days to even begin to scratch the surface, at least these do-not-dos will help no matter the trip length.

So without further ado, here is the Jaunted guide of What Not To Do In Seoul: The Top 5 Tourist Mistakes.

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What to Eat in Seoul: 31 Foods That'll Rock Your World

Where: Seoul, Korea
June 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM | by | ()

South Korea is so much more than kimchi.

The Anthony Bourdain wannabes of the world consistently rank Singapore as the number one destination for true food adventures, but Seoul should be right up there as well. The eating's that good. It's so good that we couldn't narrow our favorite South Korean flavors to a list of 10 items, or even 20; nope, we have 31 must-try Seoul foods to share with you.

As always, we recommend taking this mantra to heart: If it looks ugly, it tastes awesome. Now you're ready to have your world rocked.

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