Its little-known ski industry offers plenty of snow, few crowds and many attractions on and off the slopes, writes Susan Bredow.
From fire trucks to cats, hotel rooms can appeal to the senses of youngsters, discovers Belinda Jackson.
We see it on the big screen and we want to go. Movies and other forms of media are driving our destination choices like never before.
As a paying guest at Mihwangsa, there's no need to book a morning wake-up call. It's provided well before sunrise, at 4am to be precise... and it isn't optional.
Plastic loaded and flats on feet? Experts tell Belinda Jackson where the bargains are in Asia.
Stephanie Wood tackles the style-obsessed Seoul consumer district immortalised in the global pop hit.
On a rainy South Korean summer night, Na Won-ju, eyes shut tight, is glued to her boyfriend in a desolate village in Yongin as pale figures in white with loose black hair dart out at them from the shadows.
Expats call it Planet Korea: and after a week in Seoul I know I'm not in Kansas any more, Toto.
Asia's third largest economy welcomes visitors with open arms. Hike its mountainous countryside that's awash with natural attractions. Listen as monks chant serenely from buddhist temples while its modern cities buzz 24/7. Visit the contentious DMZ, which separates it from its northern neighbour. Throw in a distinct cuisine, and some bizarre festivals, and you've got a recipe for the perfect trip.