Travel Archive

  • Family bonds locked in time at Seoul tower

    Article by Jae-Ha Kim Photos by Denton Morris (Los Angeles Times) SEOUL — After my family immigrated to Chicago, some of the things my parents missed most about South Korea were the hills and mountains. They recalled the majesty of Namsan Mountain, whose peak is […]

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  • Korean cuisine beyond barbecue and kimchi

    Article by Jae-Ha Kim Photos by Denton Morris (Chicago Tribune) When I was young, I went through a phase where I hated Korean food. My mother would make fresh, home-cooked meals from scratch. And instead of realizing what a treat that was, I would ask […]

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  • Tahiti

    The first thing you will say to yourself when you're in Tahiti is, "I can't believe I'm in Tahiti."

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  • Scotland, UK

    Often viewed as less cosmopolitan than England but not pastoral enough to be as pretty as Switzerland, Scotland actually is all that and more.

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  • Melbourne, Australia

    It was in Melbourne's chic South Yarra district that the standard was set. Hungry and suffering from extreme jet lag, my photographer and I also were cranky because a local had guided us to a ``fabulous breakfast place'' that wasn't open yet.

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  • Oahu, Hawaii

    Waikiki, the Banzai Pipeline, awesome mountains, nearly endless food options and a single flight without changing planes. How many more reasons do you need?

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  • Our author goes all Bahama Mama when traveling to Atlantis with her son

    By Jae-Ha Kim Photos by Denton Morris New York Post October 25, 2010 For more than two decades, I waited patiently in airports, watching couples with screaming children board ahead of me. Some day, I thought, it’ll be my turn. So when I took my […]

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  • Wellington, New Zealand

    For decades, the joke around Wellington was that Americans only knew of New Zealand as "that place by Australia."

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  • Playa del Carmen, Mexico

    Lying 41 miles south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a dream for Americans who don't want to be surrounded by their countrymen

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  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    I've never been one of those people enamored of Las Vegas.

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  • Geocaching: Arcadia, Missouri

    When it comes right down to it, geocaching is just a high-tech version of hide and seek.

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  • Florida Panhandle

    OKAY, I know what you're thinking. Why the hell would anyone want to pay Four Seasons prices for a no-name hotel in Florida's Panhandle?

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  • All-Inclusive Travel

    Everyone told me how horrible it was going to be, and by everyone, I mean people who had never gone to all-inclusive resorts.

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  • Cuba Quarter, Wellington, New Zealand

    The "Lord of the Rings" crew may have left New Zealand, but Wellington hasn't lost its buzz - particularly not the city's Cuba Quarter.

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  • Bali, Indonesia

    The Indonesian island of Bali is steeped in history and ritual.

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  • Get Fed in Honolulu, Hawaii

    RARELY does a month go by anymore without urgent news from Honolulu's Waikiki Beach

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  • Shopping in Melbourne, Australia

    Much of Melbourne is a secret when it comes to shopping

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  • French Lick, Indiana

    Sports fans know of French Lick as the hometown of basketball legend Larry Bird. But during a period that lasted from the late 1800s to the 1950s, the small Midwestern city was as famous for its swanky visitors as its natural spring water.

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  • Caribbean Destinations

    Most of us will never have enough money to own a Caribbean estate or stay in a top-flight hotel. But that doesn't mean we can't have our own versions of a rock- star vacation.

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  • Singapore

    Fashionistas in the know will tell you that Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive has nothing on Singapore's tony Orchard Road.

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  • Orkney Islands

    Refer to any of the 19,000 inhabitants of the Orkney Islands as a Scot, and he or she will politely inform you they are not Scots. They're Orcadians.

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  • New Zealand Lodges

    When people hear the word "lodge" they tend to think of something rustic. Nowhere is the fallacy of this assumption more wonderfully apparent than in stunning New Zealand, where a slew of lodges, numbering in the hundreds, are rapidly gaining in popularity.

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  • Boulder, Colorado

    It's never a good sign when your tour guide warns you about dinner--as in how to prevent yourself from becoming a critter's meal.

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  • Bonaire

    Bonaire is gorgeous, tranquil and about as close to paradise as most of us will ever get.

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