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The Ultimate Japan Bucket List: 50 Things to do in Japan

Looking for things to do in Japan? I've compiled the ultimate Japan bucket list full of adventures, cultural experiences, and must-see sights.

Bucket Lists

14 Protein-Packed Dinners Made With A Can Of Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas have 15 grams of protein PER CUP?! That's about 30% of your daily intake!

Kyoto: One Perfect Walk

<i>Photo courtesy Shu Nakada.</i><p><i>See the best of old Kyoto in one picture-perfect stroll.</i><p>This hillside walk lets you taste, touch, and see the historical Kyoto of stone-paved streets, traditional architecture, and tiled roofs you traveled so far to find. Three narrow streets by famous Kiyomizu Temple …

Japan

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Planning a trip is an opportunity to see something unique, and to discover people, places, cuisines, and scenery you didn't know existed.<p>We asked James Asquith, the youngest person to visit all 196 countries, which places around the world are being overlooked — and which ones people should be …

National Parks

7 Crazy-Good Salad Recipes You'll Actually Want to Eat

Whether you made a resolution or ditched it all together, there's one universal aim we all have on our New Year's wish list, and that's to be …

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

9 Gorgeous Must-See Sights You Have To Experience In Hawaii

Known around the world for its tropical beauty, dramatic volcanoes, and chilled island life, Hawaii is a Pacific paradise that just can’t be ignored. …

Snorkeling

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

National Parks

10 amazing ways to see Japan

Japan doesn’t always conform to stereotypes. There are, of course, the robot restaurants, the skyscrapers, the futuristic neon, the salarymen crowds and the edgy fashion tribes.<p>The perfect holiday in Japan: our expert's ultimate itinerary<p>But another world lies in wait for visitors who are happy to …

Don't Feel Like Cooking? These Quick Recipes Will Save You.

When the temperatures climb into the triple digits, cooking is the last thing on my mind. But since one can't subsist on watermelon and Popsicles …

Cooking

18 No-Bake High-Protein Energy Bites for Easy Fueling

Pre-make these snacks for a handy energy boost.<p>It can be easy to overeat when training for a race: Once you finish with that afternoon run it’s tempting to reach for a bag of cookies or chips, but take a pause. Instead, it may just be perfect moment to indulge in an energy bite—a no-bake ball of …

Dessert

Why I Went to Hong Kong for a Three-Day Weekend—And You Should, Too

Look, I hear you; it’s insane to fly across the world for a quick trip. When my family found out I was heading from New York to Hong Kong for only four and a half days (<i>including</i> travel time), I got an earful. “You’re going for <i>how</i> long?” “Are you crazy?” “Why are you wasting your money like that?” …

Damnoen Saduak Floating Markets Day Cruise from Bangkok in WORLD

Experience rural Thai culture and explore the canal waterways outside the capital on this 6-hour day trip to the Damnoen Saduak floating markets from Bangkok. Cruise by long-tailed speedboat with your guide to the floating markets. Discover the ancient canals constructed in the 19th century by …

Asia Travel

Just Back From...Bangkok

Jewelry designer and author Pamela Love takes us on her trip to Thailand.<p><b>Just Got Back From…</b> Bangkok, Thailand.<p><b>Trip Duration:</b> 7 days<p><b>Where You Stayed:</b> Metropolitan by COMO<p><b>Best Thing I Ate:</b> Pad Thai and Tom Yum from a local place in Chinatown that had no name!<p><b>Best Hang Out Spot:</b> Quince has really …

Hotel Muse Bangkok Slings Cuban Cigars, Italian Pasta, Prohibition Cocktails

Bangkok is a city of superlatives: the wildest nightlife, the best street food, the craziest traffic. It is the quintessential Asian metropolis, …

Have Two Vacation Days? That's All You Need To Visit Machu Picchu

This also assumes that you have a traditional Monday through Friday nine to five and strive to live that #travellife.<p>These days the trend of once a year two week vacations are out the window. Instead, they’ve been replaced, among millennials especially, with more frequent trips taking up shorter …

South America

A Travellers Guide to the Angkor Wat temples

<b>In Khmer, Angkor Wat simply means City of Temples which basically explains the entirety of Angkor Wat from the entrance to the exit.</b><p>The complex is the largest religious monument in the world and was originally constructed as a Hindu temple for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a …

Asia Travel

Science Says Eat More Avocados, So Here's a Delicious Recipe for Salmon with Avocado Crema

As if we needed another reason to love the little green superfood avocado, recent studies have found that in addition to decreasing the risk of heart …

Seafood

Singapore isn’t the global city of the future after all

Years ago, I wrote about how I would search the library shelves of my New Jersey elementary school in the hopes of finding a character that looked like me in children’s books. One day my librarian handed me a copy of <i>The Jungle Book.</i> Though I had never revisited Kipling’s India—it wasn’t about the …

Books

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Celebrating the Open Road: Our Favorite Stops on an Iconic Road Trip

Black Tomato's co-founder Tom Marchant set off in search of an adventure along the I50, the U.S's Loneliest Road, embarking on an incredible drive that snakes through one of the most remote stretches of road in the Americas.<p>Arid and desolate, yet strikingly beautiful Tom"s road trip took him …

San Francisco

"Off The Grid" Indicators Suggest US Economy Anything But On Solid Ground

<i>Via ConvergEx's Nick Colas,</i><p><b>Summary</b>: <b>Every quarter we take a break from all the standard economic indicators to look at a range of alternative data.</b> …

10 Weirdest Restaurants in the World

Spice up your eating experience at these incredibly weird restaurants around the world. You'll be dodging ninjas and dining out of a toilet in no time! Think we're kidding? Read on, because these restaurants have to be seen to be believed.<p><b>Modern Toilet, Taipei, Taiwan</b><p>Normally, your goal while …

United Arab Emirates