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10 Places You Wouldn't Have Gone 10 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel

Of all the exciting developments that have occurred in the last decade, the new travel landscape is definitely high on the list. Certain countries hav...

Carla Herreria

The Odd Friendship Between North Korea And Its First American Surfers | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

Julie Nelson was something of a pioneer in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The 27-year-old American citizen was one of the first people...

Wanna Go Surfing In North Korea?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel

There's a new surfing destination everyone is talking about, and it's not on the coast of Hawaii. In an effort to draw in tourists, North Korea, wh...

This App Might Just Tempt You To Vacation In North Korea

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.07.2014 | World

On a trip to North Korea's funfair park, you might expect to find the "tower of terror" ride. A North Korean hamburger chain, not so much. The Nort...

This Is North Korea's Version Of A Luxury Ski Resort

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel

North Korea's first luxury ski resort opened for business earlier this year and it's, well, very North Korea. Masikryong Ski Resort, located near ...

This Will Be North Korea's Massive Ski Resort

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

MASIK PASS, North Korea — MASIK PASS, North Korea (AP) — The secretary-general of North Korea's ski association views the sprawling alpine lan...

North Korea, Inside Out

Debbie Pappyn | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Debbie Pappyn

In 2013, the curious traveler who wants to experience one of the last Communist dynasties should book a ticket to Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (DPRK).

How North Korea Surprised Me

Jennifer Suhr | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Suhr

When you acknowledge the level of control that exists, you can begin to wonder about what you're not seeing and question the validity of what you are. Much of North Korea remains a mystery, but it feels less opaque and more penetrable than it was before. I know that I want to go back.

Traveling in the North Country

Lucky Peach | Posted 06.11.2013 | Taste
Lucky Peach

A trip to North Korea from the seventh issue of Lucky Peach, the Travel Issue.

North Korean Town Opens To Western Tourists

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.24.2013 | World

North Korea's authorities have opened the border town of Sinuiju to Western tourists, Chinese-based travel agencies said, despite international tensio...

Dennis Rodman To Vacation With Kim Jong Un?

Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel

Former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman made headlines last month when he went to North Korea and hung out with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. S...

Kim Jong-Il Becomes A Tourist Trap

Posted 01.24.2013 | Travel

Here is a bit of wisdom you won't find in Mao's Little Red Book: The embalmed bodies of former communist leaders make great tourist attractions, bring...

What Schmidt's North Korea Visit Could Mean For Tourism

Posted 01.08.2013 | Travel

Eric Schmidt's decision to tour North Korea has raised questions about the future of the reclusive country's tourism industry. "It used to be for e...

North Korea, Mongolia and More Surprising Vacation Destinations

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 02.12.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

We all read the travel magazines looking for the next great destination or "hidden" itinerary, but what was this international group of experts buzzing about? What is the next "great thing" in travel? Here are my predictions.

Ryugyong Hotel Opening Next Year?

AP | Posted 01.01.2013 | Travel

SEOUL, South Korea — The 105-story, pyramid-shaped hotel that has stood over North Korea's capital city like a mountain for more than 20 years j...

Visiting North Korea, The Hermit Kingdom

Richard Bangs | Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

"We were victorious," our guide, who wears three stars on his shoulder, says, adding, "We have very powerful weapons. Though you in America are very far away, you are not safe... but don't be nervous."

PHOTOS: Inside North Korea's Pyramid Hotel

AP | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- A foreign tour agency has released the first public photos from inside the tallest and most notorious building in North Kore...

Traveling Through Kim Jong Il's Austere And Extravagant North Korea (PHOTOS)

Sam Gellman | Posted 11.30.2012 | Travel
Sam Gellman

Now that Kim Jong Il is dead, I wonder how long the alien world that I found in North Korea will continue to exist.

North Korea Launches Tours From China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea — A rusty cargo ship festooned with welcome banners arrived Wednesday at North Korea's Diamond Mountain resort to mar...