Grant Ekelund


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Ekelund, who specializes in trip-planning in South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, sets himself apart by catering to clients’ hyper-specific interests, from craft beer tours by tuk-tuk in Phnom Penh to a deep dive into Lanna cooking in northern Thailand. 

For example, on a trip around South Korea, he’ll direct you to Makgeolli Alley in the city of Jeonju for the best insider info. “In the leafy suburb of Samchundong, tucked along an unassuming side street, is a collection of makgeolli (Korean rice wine) restaurants,” he shares. “Here, the only thing you order is kettle of refreshing makgeolli — the restaurant will supply a seemingly endless amount of side dishes, tofu, Korean pancakes, kimichi, fish, spicy soups and more! It's all good fun, great food, and an experience that you can only have here.”

Language(s) Spoken: English and Japanese

Average Daily Spend: $500 per person

Trip Planning Fees: none

Contact Info | 303-952-0379

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