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.
For all its cosmopolitan trappings, Singapore remains, at heart, a tropical island. The city planners determinedly preserved gennery and the high groves of concrete and glass, and for a complete escape from urban bustle there still remain patches of the jungle and mangroves that covered the island when Sir Stamford Raffles first established a trading outpost here in 1819.
In this era of 6,500-passenger mega-ships, any cruise vessel conveying fewer than a thousand voyagers is considered a small ship, including high-end luxury liners, deluxe expedition ships and the world’s riverboats. The focus on many small ships is the destination rather than the conveyance, the expert chat rather than the Broadway show, the watersport rather than the casino, the scenery and culture rather than the full-service spa and specialty restaurant. Passengers make a travel style choice, forgoing the options and pleasures of a resort-sized vessel for the deeper, more immersive experience of a yacht-scaled ship.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Air Tahiti Nui resumed service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Papeete (PPT) last week. To welcome travelers back to French Polynesia, Air Tahiti Nui offers fares starting as low as $775 round-trip from Los Angeles, and $789 from San Francisco (SFO). The airline also allows a free date change on all of its tickets.
Turkish Airlines, already flying to more countries than any other airline, announced its 10th U.S. gateway: Newark Liberty International Airport. Service will launch May 21, with four flights per week between EWR and Istanbul (IST). Beginning June 1, the frequency increases to daily.