Seoul—Rich tradition amid constant transformation

Seoul changes so quickly that it’s not uncommon for locals to get lost. The city has been in rebuilding mode for 50 years—from ambitious urbanization projects in the ’80s and ’90s to present day, when hundreds of sites are undergoing government-led reconstructions. Seoul has become a continental trend leader with brand-new cafes and galleries abounding, [...]

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Minneapolis-It’s Cold, It’s Arty and the People are Really Tall

I’ve made two business trips to this northern city, once when it was 10 degrees and I was sick for 3 days afterwards and once when it was 65 degrees in February! So let’s see what my trip is like in early April..This is a great city, great arts, music, the Guthrie, great hotels and [...]

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Lovely Louisville—A charming brand of luxury

Known for the Kentucky Derby, this colorful city is a gracious host that loves breaking out big hats and offering up mint juleps. There’s more to Louisville than the Derby—a few weeks before, Thunder Over Louisville, North America’s biggest annual fireworks display, commences the unofficial start of spring, when locals resume picnicking in the Frederick [...]

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Antwerp—A Mecca of bling, style and design

This article was excerpted from the Wall Street Journal’s Insider’s Guide to Antwerp. Antwerp is not only one of the world’s largest diamond markets, it’s a mecca of style and design. Lined with narrow medieval streets and Renaissance monuments, Antwerp’s creative vive permeates throughout the city. A beautiful cathedral and renowned zoo are must sees, as well [...]

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