Planning a large group trip for your school or organization and don’t know where to go? Look no further! South Korea is your next destination. Don’t believe me? Here are my top 5 reasons South Korea is the best place for group travel.
5 Reasons South Korea is the Best Place for Group Travel
1. Something To Do For Everyone
Whether you’re into hiking, shopping, clubbing, or chilling, you can do all of it in Korea! Your itinerary can include 24-hour shopping markets one day and cave exploring in the countryside the next. If you travel to Korea, you don’t have to stress about catering to different travel personalities.
2. Couple T-Shirts
Want to come up with a quirky t-shirt design for your group? It’s welcome in Korea, where it’s not unusual to see couples wear matching t-shirts or outfits in the youthful areas of Seoul. Go crazy with your t-shirts and don’t forget to ask your participants what their sizes are!
3. Affordable Housing Options
From hostels to bed-and-breakfasts, there is no shortage of affordable housing in Korea. More and more family hostels have made websites to accommodate foreign travelers and many of these businesses have an English speaker to help translate. Housing in Korea is already cheaper in comparison to North America, but some places will also give you a larger discount if you plan a larger group trip!
4. The Best Food for Adventurous Eaters
Ever wanted to eat a live octopus? Have an obsession with spicy food? South Korea has got you covered. Many people travel across the world to try some of Korea’s most daring dishes and you won’t walk away with an unhappy stomach.
There are also plenty of less bold Korean options and gluten-free and vegetarian are becoming more popular in metropolitan areas.
5. Learning a New Culture
Unless you’ve heard of K-Pop or watched a Korean drama, you’ve likely never experienced the Korean culture before. One of the most beautiful parts of traveling to a new country is learning about different cultures, and Korea is no different.
One thing that you’ll experience if you visit is Jeong (정). Jeong is really difficult to explain in English (and even in Korean!), but it basically describes a kind of community or bond that one feels toward another person or thing.
You can see Jeong in how a random Korean person will help lead you to the subway even though they don’t speak a word of English. Or how an older Korean lady will give you free food because you try to speak Korean. Although Jeong is really difficult to explain, it’s really beautiful to witness and receive. Check out this video for a more thorough explaination of Jeong!
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