, 2023-01-09 06:00:00,
2023 has officially begun, and therefore, so have this year’s travel plans for many people. For those who are still searching for where to take their first trip of the new year, South Korea should be at the top of that list. As of October 2022, South Korea is finally reopened for tourism with minimal restrictions after a long few years, and they’re welcoming visitors with open arms.
Beat the influx of crowds before it becomes the popular destination it once was, and consider these 10 reasons why South Korea should be every traveler’s first trip in 2023.
10/10 It’s Still Shoulder-Season
Visiting places in high season is so 2022. Why visit a place when it’s guaranteed to be jam-packed with people, and likely jacked up in prices? High season in South Korea doesn’t start until June, so there’s plenty of time to plan a trip without being there during the busiest time of the year.
If one is going to travel all the way to South Korea, why not pair it with a cherry-blossoms trip in Japan, and go to Korea in late March or early April?
9/10 It’s Generally Safe
Seoul, Korea. PHOTO: Kaitlyn Rosati
Safety is subjective to each traveler’s experience, but South Korea is generally a safe place to travel to. This is not to minimize anyone who has had an unsafe experience in South Korea, however, the odds are in travelers’ favor when it comes to safety.
Crime is overall low, and though there’s always the risk of petty crime (i.e….
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