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Episode 36: Olympics destination South Korea gets ready for visitors

January 10, 2018
Snow sculpture in the shape of the Olympic rings displayed in Pyeongchang, South Korea, host city of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Most Americans had probably never heard of Pyeongchang, South Korea, before it was chosen as a host city for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, but the Olympics have a way of making destinations famous.

In this episode of “Get Outta Here,” hosted by AP Travel editor Beth Harpaz, we’ll talk with AP’s correspondent in Korea, Foster Klug, who’s just returned from a visit to Pyeongchang, to find out everything we need to know.

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New episodes of “Get Outta Here!” are published every Wednesday. Host Beth J. Harpaz is travel editor for The Associated Press, a volunteer Big Apple Greeter and a licensed tour guide in her native New York City. She recently completed a quest to visit all 50 states.

Before becoming travel editor, where most of the news - thank goodness - is about happy people going on nice vacations, Beth covered politics, disasters and all manner of mayhem for the AP. And not to reveal her age, but she also worked for several newspapers way back in the 20th century and even wrote three books.

She does not own wheeled luggage but instead carries her belongings around the world in an ancient backpack and various tote bags.

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