FX Excursions: Itineraries
Discover the fascinating land of Korea. From ancient tradition to soaring modernity, Korea offers a little bit of everything. This itinerary takes you from Seoul and Paju to Andong, Gyeongju and Busan with experience-filled days. From the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea to the morning rituals at a Buddhist monastery, this trip is sure to offer an eye-opening education into all that Korea has to offer.
Capture the “Kia Orana” spirit! Explore the South Pacific’s best-kept secret — the 15 islands that make up the Cook Islands are located in the heart of Polynesia, nestled between Hawai’i and New Zealand. This modern Polynesian nation is an oasis of freedom with crystal-clear, blue waters; bright-white, sandy beaches; warm weather year-round; and authentic, friendly locals. Less than 30 minutes from plane to any beach, it is so easy to do as much or as little as you like. First, explore the striking volcanic island of Rarotonga; like one big resort all in one island, Rarotonga offers endless adventures just outside your resort, ringed by boutique hotels, exquisite restaurants, gift shops, markets and more. In Aitutaki, you will experience “the world’s most beautiful lagoon,” according to Tony Wheeler, founder, Lonely Planet. This jewel of an isle offers an idyllic blue lagoon and pearly white beaches to match.
Nighttime in Seoul is as exciting as the daytime. Luminescent lighting throughout the city with high-rise office buildings, countless apartment buildings, exterior advertisement billboards, lampposts and vehicles light up this metropolitan city like it’s another type of daytime. Explore night activities that will enrich your trip with exotic experiences at the markets open late or aim to have most relaxing, yet joyful night at the park. Recharge your energy for refreshing days forward.
As Best MICE City, Seoul welcomes many business travelers. However, Seoul is more than a business destination: 600 glorious years of history as Korea’s capital breathe throughout its streets. The city stepped comfortably into its position today as one of the most technologically advanced metropolises in the world, creating a unique, juxtaposed charm. If this is your first visit, check out these must-visit locations for a glimpse of the city’s past and present.
Explore Sri Lanka, a small South Asian island country located southwest of the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean. Resting southeast of the Arabian Sea, Sri Lanka offers incredible beaches and coastlines all along the country, with stunning temples, ancient city ruins and vast national parks within.
Whether celebrating a romantic milestone or just looking for a weekend getaway, St. Kitts is the perfect destination. Spend the weekend exploring the island on horseback, train and more. Enjoy exquisite cuisine, beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery with your loved one.
Resting along the Baltic Sea with the Nevar River cutting through it, St. Petersburg is home to more than 5 million residents and almost as many significant locales to visit, as the city is Russia’s cultural heart and soul. Founded in the early 1700s, St. Petersburg served as the imperial capital for two centuries and remains one of the city’s most influential and significant cities.
Traverse Russia’s wild, vast tundra on a Trans-Siberian Railway tour. Roll along some of Russia’s most iconic cities and interesting, historic locales — all while enjoying stunning scenery and frozen landscapes from the comfort of the train. Enjoy remarkable city tours, history, architecture, arts and culture along one of the last epic rail journeys.
As a widely varying country split up over several different islands, there is always enough reason to extend your business trip by a few days to take in the beauty and elegance of Indonesia. Take our advice and make these stops top priority when you next visit.
Beijing is home to more than 21 million people and one of the most important cities in China. With so much going on in a single city, there is a good chance you will find yourself traveling to China’s capital at some point, be it for business or pleasure. Make the most of your trip with an incredible few days of sightseeing and experiences.
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I had just taken off my sandals, stepping onto the white-sand beach for a late-morning walk to a secluded spot I heard about from a front desk clerk, when I glanced down and saw the time on my phone. It had just turned 11 a.m., which meant it was only 7 am back home, the perfect time to call and say good morning to by husband before he left for work. Not quite ready to head back to my room, I decided I’d test the WiFi signal and made the call as I continued walking toward the shoreline.
San Antonio celebrated 300 years of progress in May 2018. With a clear vision following that anniversary year, the Texan city set its sights firmly on 300 more. While commemorating this milestone, the city underwent a major overhaul to prepare for the next phase in its history.
When you think of a relaxing spa day, mountains, rivers and view of gorgeous landscapes pop in your head; a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of any city’s booming music and honking taxis. SoJo Spa Club and Hotel gives you the relaxing feeling of being away while still staying close to the busy center of Manhattan.
Dance the night away with Grand Hotel’s Ballroom Dance offer, available May 16–18. Dancers of all skill levels will experience a diverse range of ballroom dance styles, alongside daily breakfast and dinner, a welcome reception and complimentary golf green fees.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.