Where to Go & What to Do over Korea’s Long Weekend Holiday in May

Mark your calendar now as there is a long weekend ahead of us in May in Korea!

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※Children’s Day Weekend: May 3~7

This year, with Buddha’s Birthday on May 3 and Children’s Day on May 5, you can make it a five-day holiday by using a vacation day on May 4.

You may even be able to extend your holidays to May 9 if you get your day off on Korean Labor Day on May 1 and use two vacation days on May 2 and 8.

Now, if you still haven’t decided where to go and what to do over the long weekend in May, make sure to check out this cool travel idea below. Start booking!

Have a Sand-sational Time in Busan!

How about a seaside escape to a vibrant southern port city of Busan, the country’s second largest city? Offering a different atmosphere from the capital city of Seoul and incredibly diverse experiences to be had, Busan is a destination absolutely worth traveling to.

Surrounded by seven beaches, the city is an all-time favorite summer destination and the long weekend in May can be the perfect time to visit before the big summer rush begins!

Trazy.com is offering an all-inclusive 3D2N package deal at an early bird price of $158 USD per person from now until April 16. Bookings will be valid for travel until May 2, 2017. For more information, click here.busan-citadines-hotel.jpg

Why book this package?

  • Worry-free: confirmed transportation and accommodation even on a busy holiday – everything is covered!
  • Convenient location & comfortable accommodation: 2 nights at Citadines Busan Haeundae Hotel, only 5 mins away from Haeundae Beach
  • Optional tour to historic sites: 1-day tour to the neighboring historic city of Gyeongju available at an additional cost of $79 USD
  • Free time of your own: 2 full days of free time to explore Busan’s best sights (one free day if you book the optional tour)

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For those who are going to stay only in Busan, consider entertaining yourself with the following activities during your free time!

Trazy’s Picks: Top 5 Things to Do During 3D2N Trip to Busan

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  1. Try sailing on a yacht or cruise around the waters of Haeundae Beach.
  2. Hop on the Busan City Tour Bus and discover the highlights of Busan.
  3. Soar up the sky and peer down the entire city while paragliding.
  4. Try the street foods in Nampodong and visit Korea’s largest seafood market, Jagalchi Market nearby.
  5. Take a tour around the best night viewing spots Special City Night Tour.

Browse more awesome things to do in Busan here.

Book at early bird prices until April 16, 2017 KST!

Browse the best things to do in South Korea now at Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop.button31

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Trazy Launches Winter Campaign 2016-17 | Have Snow Much Fun in Korea!

The cold winter is upon us, and we’re so excited to officially introduce our winter campaign, “Have Snow Much Fun in Korea” to all of you!

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Whoever you are, you’re guaranteed to have Snow Much Fun

Whether it be a romantic couple vacation, solo trip, group excursion or family holiday,
Trazy has everything ready for you to experience just the best awesome winter adventures in Korea.

Oh yes, planning your winter trip in Korea gets that much easier with Trazy.

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To check out our winter campaign right now, click here.

Special Features of Trazy’s Winter Campaign

1. Fun Interactive Quiz

Ski season runs from early December through March and there are resorts scattered all over the country, all of which offer world-class facilities like lifts, gondolas, multiple slopes for people of all levels and state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment.

With so many ski resorts, trying to pick the right one to visit can be a challenging task, especially if it’s your first time. Well, don’t worry because we’re here to help.winter-campaign-quizOur fun and interactive quiz will help find a ski package that’s customized to fit your needs and interests! By taking our quiz, you can find out which ski resort is perfect for you. If you have no idea where to go to enjoy your winter in Korea, don’t fret and leave it to us to help you decide.

Some people like to ski and only ski, others like to enjoy activities like sledding on the side, and some prefer to spend most of the day doing something else like taking a dip in the pool or having fun at a festival.questionsWhatever your distance and attraction preferences or ski ability are, we’ve got something for you to enjoy.

2. A Map of Winter Getaways

mapYou can also check out all the information about the ski resorts on the map such as the distance from Seoul, the number of slopes and ski lifts and levels of skiers that they’re best for.

3. Trazy’s Curated Travel Ideas for Your Winter

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Don’t forget to stop by Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 travel shop to find more fun and exciting things to do in South Korea! button_main-winter-campaign

 

The Most Rejuvenating Experience Ever at Whoo Spa (formerly O HUI Spa) | Review & Tips

Greetings, travelers! I’m a member of Trazy Crew, this time here with a review of Whoo Spa, formerly known as O HUI Spa, and my experience there!img_8575It’s no secret that Korea is a country obsessed with skincare and beauty. I love makeup and skincare, but I’ve never been to a spa before where they massage your face and back with oils and everything.

I guess it’s because I don’t really want to be splashing out so much cash on something that doesn’t have results obvious to others.

The only relatively similar place I’ve gone to is a dermatologist. However, I really did want to wind down and relax at Whoo Spa where I received the body and facial cares.

About Whoo Spa

Whoo Spa, formerly known as O Hui Spa, is known for being a “beauty secret healing hideout” to its customers, providing various facial and body aesthetic programs that guarantee amazing results.fotorcreatedPeople from all over the world visit and many Korean celebrities also get pampered here such as Choi Yeo-jin, Park Ha-sun, and Cho Yeo-jung. It is also the only spa entrusted as a Gangnam Medical Tourism Partner.

How to Get to Whoo Spa

The spa is located in Garosu-gil in Sinsa-dong, a trendy, hip, and upscale neighborhood with lots of places to dine and shop in. You’ll also see a lot of well-dressed people passing by. The area is full of energy and vitality regardless of the time of day, so many tourists flock there.img_8563Whoo Spa is in a more quiet location up a small hill in a luxurious and secure residential neighborhood. For a map and more detailed directions, click here.

First Impressions?

Right off the bat, I could immediately tell that it was a posh and upscale place. The layout and interior were more like a house rather than a spa, with a mini chandelier and large wooden staircase leading up to the spa in the entrance.

Inside, there were plush velvet seats, heavy wooden doors with gold signs, polished tiles on the walls and even a large open terrace area outside.
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The ‘VIP’ room is for solo customers who usually purchase the special course or more expensive treatments, the ‘Special’ room is for two people, and the ‘Refresh’ room is for group guests.

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The VIP room

What’s Different about Whoo Spa?

So what makes Whoo Spa different from the others? Well, first off, they use premium brand products instead of aesthetic products.

‘Whoo’ is actually a skincare and makeup brand currently modeled by actress Shin Min-a and their products are used during the facials. Other brands of products used include SU: M37.massageTheir concept is that they offer 1:1 specialized care. While most places would provide the same treatments with the same products regardless of the client’s skin type, Whoo lets you choose the products you want to be used or the consultant will give recommendations based on your skin type and condition.

They will also keep checking up on you throughout your treatment, adding or removing products depending on your condition, so you really will be getting unique and personalized care.

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The consultation area

You will be able to fill in a sheet beforehand with information about your skin type, condition, what kind of products you want to be used, as well as any health or medical needs of concern (e.g if you’re on your period, have any injuries, or have gotten any aesthetic procedures recently). 

What kind of courses is available?

Whoo Spa offers 6 different course treatments:

  1. Facial Care: 70 mins
  2. Body Care: 80 mins
  3. Trazy Care (Facial / Back & Shoulders): 100 mins
  4. Special Care (Facial / Back & Shoulders / Special Massage Machines): 120 mins
  5. VIP Care (Facial / Back & Shoulders & Legs / Special Massage Machines): 150 mins
  6. VVIP Care (Facial / Back & Shoulders & Legs / Special Massage Machines): 180 mins

Click here for more details on each of the courses.

What were the facilities like?

I was given a gown and ushered into the powder room, told to strip from the waist up and wear the strapless gown. There was also a locker to store my belongings. lockerThe powder room was very clean and well equipped. There was a dressing table with makeup, skincare products, a hair dryer, brushes – pretty much everything you would need to freshen up afterward. img_8634The bathroom was also spotless and had a shower.img_8630I put my bag and clothes into the lockers provided and gave the key to the attendant. I was then led to the massage bed where I lay face down as she removed my gown and got to work.

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The back massage took place on the orange bed in the ‘Refresh’ room

What’s It Like to Experience Beauty Care at Whoo Spa

I have a major tendency to sit hunched over in my chair so my muscles there are very tense. It also doesn’t make it any better that I wear a heavy purse on one shoulder all the time. The massage felt amazing.

It was a little uncomfortable at times but never painful – probably due to the fact that I had never had my muscles kneaded, stretched, and pulled in that way.

The attendant then rubbed aromatherapy oils on my back, which smelled heavenly.

My favorite was when she had her hand in a fist and rolled it over my upper back area, which was painful but so refreshing and satisfying that I couldn’t bear to ask her to stop.

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The facial care beds

After the back massage, it was time for the facial care. I was led to another bed, where there was an interesting contraption called an air compression leg massager.

The attendant put the air massage boots, which were basically like airbags around my legs and turned on the machine.

The massagers would tighten and loosen around my legs over and over again, stimulating blood flow and providing relief for my tired and tense muscles.facial-careWhile my legs were being kneaded, the facial care started. I had my face double cleansed, dry skin patches removed, peeling to clear out my pores, and face masks and oils applied. I also received a décolleté (neckline) and scalp massage.scalp-massageThe décolleté massage helps with anti-aging, stimulating the production of collagen and tightening the skin to delay the onset of wrinkles while the scalp massage stimulates hair growth.

When the care was almost over as the attendant asked if I wanted a BB cream or sunscreen finish – I opted for sunscreen as I was going to reapply my makeup anyway.

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Skincare sets like this were also available for purchase

Overall Evaluation of Whoo Spa

Overall, I am extremely satisfied with the care and treatment. The facilities were all clean and the service was A+, with the attendants constantly checking up on me and asking if I was okay.

I also really liked how they explained what products they were using and what they were doing, so I knew what kind of effect it was having on me.

I was provided with 3 day’s worth of sample-sized skincare products, too! freebiesI am usually someone who flinches even if someone touches my shoulders and I don’t like massage chairs as they make me feel uncomfortable rather than relaxed, so the fact that I enjoyed this experience really surprised me. I definitely would love to look into getting massages on a regular basis.whoo-spa-thumbnailIf you would like to experience the Korean beauty care at Whoo Spa, online reservation is available here.

Looking for more K-beauty experiences and deals?

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Trazy’s 5-Day Countdown Sale: Spend Less. Travel More in Korea

Here, we bring you the simplest way to save money on your travel expenses when traveling to South Korea! Check this out if you want to spend less and travel more! countdown salePsst, have you heard? Right now, Korea’s #1 travel guide, Trazy.com, is offering their Biggest-Sale-Ever ‘Trazy’s 5 Day Countdown Sale till 2016′ as a End-of-Year sale. Kicked off on Trazy’s Facebook page on December 27th, this Countdown Sale features Daily Deals with a limited time and will run until 31st!

Wonder what the deals are going to be? Then check out Trazy’s Facebook page everyday! You can meet new deals and SAVE BIG! 🙂

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Well, Dec. 27th was the first day of the Trazy’s 5-Day Countdown Sale, and it was called the Sunrise Sunday. 😉

5 days away from the New Year, Trazy offered a $5 discount on the New Year’s Tour Package, which includes travel destinations like Jeongdongjin, one of the places where the earliest sun rises in Korea, Daegwallyeong Sheep Ranch, and a local village called Jireumae Village. So, THUMBS UP for those who have purchased on this day because they’ve saved $5 off from $46 to $41!

Even if you’ve missed the golden chance to enjoy the New Year’s Package at a lower price, you can enjoy this tour. For details, click here. Do take note that this tour package is only available from Dec 31st til Jan 2nd, 2016.

2. D-4 Rush Monday (Dec 28)
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Today, the second day of the sale kicked off with SMTOWN Studio Tour offering a ‘10% OFF’! The sale is ongoing right now at this moment, so rush down to get the discount of the day!

FYI, with the SMTOWN Studio Tour Special Package, you enjoy an exclusive tour around SMTOWN’s studio, and get a sneak peek of how the studio works and also experience actual dance training! Find out more here. 🙂

3. D-3 3% for Tuesday3% for tuesday- Alpensia

Shhh! This is only between you and me 😉 Only 3 days away from the New Year, tomorrow, you can get ‘3% OFF on 1 Day Ski Tour at Alpensia Ski Resort, the venue of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Here you can enjoy skiing to the fullest with this tour package, which includes from transportation, rental, to pass, all in one!

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Here’s a deal on Wednesday, Dec 29th, that will probably be the best deal for first-time travelers in Seoul. From a palace tour to a helicopter tour, this ultimate selection of must-try tours,  Top 10 Most Popular Tours in Seoul got all the things you must do in this vibrant city of South Korea. To find out more, click here.

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The final countdown sale will end with a Crazy Thursday, which will offer ‘ONLY $1′ for an admission ticket of N Seoul Tower! With only $1, you can enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the entire city of Seoul! But be quick! The sale for tickets is on a first come first serve basis, FYI. 😉 Once again, this deal’s on Dec 31stFor details and directions of N Seoul Tower, click here.

So, these are the daily deals from ‘Trazy’s 5 Day Countdown Sale till 2016‘. Join the countdown and join Trazy’s Countdown Sale!!

Check out Trazy’s Facebook page everyday at 11:00 am until 11:00 pm KST, and find the best deals that can help you save big on travel to South Korea ! Spend less and travel more! 😉button_main

WINTER SPECIAL : HOW TO WIN $500 TRAVEL BUDGET TO KOREA

Ready to kick off winter? Here’s how you can crush it & Win $500 travel budget!

Winter holidays are just around the corner, and for the first time, Korea’s #1 Travel Guide, Trazy.com, has begun ‘WHITE KOREA’! Why White Korea? Well, Trazy got inspired by the beautiful snowfall and landscapes that turn the country into a white winter wonderland every winter, so there it goes. POP! White Korea! 

Anyways, if you are planning to take a winter trip to Korea, you better hurry up and take a look at this promo! Trust me, it’ll make your holidays more special than ever 😉

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What’s the offer?

  • 1st Prize – $500 Travel Budget (2 winners)
  • 2nd Prize – $100 Trazy.com Voucher (5 winners)
  • 3rd Prize- $5 Wishtrend.com Beauty Voucher (200 winners)

FYIWishtrend.com is an online beauty shop, where you can purchase the latest Korean cosmetics, and is highly reputed among online shoppers.

Final announcement for the winners- Monday 28th, December 12:30 pm (KST, Korean Standard Time). For more info, click here.

Book, Register & Stay tuned! Who knows you can be the Lucky Winner? 🙂

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You can also follow up on this event and updates at Trazy’s Facebook page, so check it out! Spread this great news to your fellow travel buddies!

HERE’S TRAZY’S TOP 12 WINTER ADVENTURES SNEAK PEEK

1. SKIING, OF COURSE 😉

Be ready to take some actions on the slopes! Don’t worry if you’re skiing for the first time. Trazy’s got a maximum diversification of ski tour packages for all levels!

A. Yongpyong Ski Resort- The Biggest Ski Resort in Korea

Announced as the Best Korean Resort at the 2015 World Ski Awards for 3 consecutive rows, Yongpyong Ski Resort boasts 31 astounding slopes and a majestic winter landscape. For details and directions, click here.

B. Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski Resort- The Nearest Ski Resort From Seoul

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If you’re in short of time, Trazy recommends ‘One Day Ski Tour at Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski Resort‘, which takes only 90 mins to get there!

Browse more ski resorts in Korea where you’ll have whole lot of fun! Click here.

2. ICE FISHING- THRILLS & CHILLS

A. 2016 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival (Jan 9~31)

From fish-catching competition ‘Bare Hand Ice Fishing’ to tasting the fish you have caught, 2016 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival is a must-visit travel destination for all travelers! For  more details, click here.

B. Pyeongchang Trout Festival (Dec 18~Jan 31)

If you are so eager to experience ice fishing earlier, Trazy’s got one day tour package that’ll take you to Pyeongchang Trout Festival. So check it out!

3. SLEDDING- FUN FOR EVERYONE!

As one of the Top 12 Winter Adventures in Trazy’s White Korea, sledding is a great excursion for both kids and adults! Click here to find out where you can experience the best sledding in Korea! 🙂

4. A UNIQUE RAIL BIKE RIDE THROUGH GANGCHON

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Pedaling a rail bike inside a breathtaking nature is always a YES! Boasting a beautiful scenery in every season,  you’ll be able to enjoy the view of a snow-capped mountains in winter at Gangchon Rail Bike Park! For more details and directions, click here.

5. ENCHANTING LIGHT FESTIVALS

A. Romantical Illumination at Everland

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With Trazy’s Everland Ticket & Shuttle Bus Package, your winter holidays will become the most romantic and most wonderful one in your lifetime. Unlimited rides and dazzles of lights, what more can we say?

B. Garden of Morning Calm

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Add a Christmas and New Year’s spirit to your winter holidays with a winter adventure from the Top 12 in Trazy’s White Korea. Thousands of colorful lights at The Garden of Morning Calm will definitely mesmerize you at first sight!

6. A SUNRISE FESTIVAL AT EAST SEA & A SHEEP FARM

Newly released, this ‘2016 New Year’s Package‘ takes you to a Sunrise Festival in Jeongdongjin, a sheep farm in Korea’s so-called Alps, Daegwallyeong, and an authentic local village in Gangwondo Province. It’s a perfect opportunity for travelers to celebrate the Year End or New Year in Korea.

To find out what’s more included in Top 12 Winter Adventures in Trazy’s White Korea, click here.

Don’t miss this great chance to make an unforgettable experience in Korea. Let your winter holidays be the best with Trazy’s ‘White Korea’! If you have any inquiry on this promo or travel arrangements, visit ‘White Korea’ page!

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Grab the last chance to feel the the vibe of “My Love from the Star”

Remember last winter when Do Min Jun and Chun Song Yi were fighting for their love despite the obstacles? One thing that was also on the spotlight was their huge and almost extravagant fancy looking houses. And surprisingly they were all on set, designed to best show the two protagonists’ daily lives.

Luckily enough, you can see it for yourself how Chun Song Yi and Do Min Jun lived. From Do Min Jun’s library to Chun Song Yi’s bedroom, now you can become the protagonist of the big hit drama.

We first went to Do Min Jun’s house.

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And Chun Song Yi’s house as well, which looked more feminine (of course) and fancy just like how I imagined a celebrity’s house to be.

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It almost felt like we were at the shooting scene and brought up the memories watching the episodes. You can take as many pictures as you want! There’s a souvenir shop as well so that people can buy items related with the drama.

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And also note that we provide a full package of this exhibition with a round trip bus. Trazy is offering 1+1 promotion until the end of April!!

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