Ashley Chang

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7 beautiful trekking routes in Japan you should do this year

Many head to Japan for the food. Some come for the ultimate big-city cultural experience in Tokyo. Others make the journey north to Hokkaido each …

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Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, …

5 Perfect Apps for Study Abroad Students

Being in a new country is overwhelming but by having these apps on your phone you can navigate your new study abroad, all at your fingertips and in …

6 European Islands You've Probably Never Heard Of Before

Europe is brimming with hidden gems. You just need to know where to look…especially if you're looking for under-the-radar European islands for your honeymoon. There’s no doubt that Ibiza and Mykonos are on your radar, but what about the Texel and Vis? These enchanting enclaves are among the …

Best in Travel 2018 - Countries

Chile is a sinewy sliver of a nation, isolated from the rest of South America (and indeed the world) by the soaring Andes to the east, the vast Pacific Ocean to the west, the bone-dry Atacama Desert up north and the impenetrable wilds of Patagonia down south. From its disparate extremes to the …

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach is a time-travel adventure full to the brim with ideas

A sharp, optimistic time travel adventure<p>Time travel is a classic trope in science fiction, posing questions about fixing the past, paradoxes, or simply spectating in a time long before your own. In her new book, <i>Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach</i>, author Kelly Robson spins out a fantastic story …

TOP 10 BEST COASTAL HIKES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Do you love long walks on the beach? You’ve come to the right place because this is all about the best coastal hikes in the world.<p>Taking in the …

Is This the Most Beautiful Restaurant in Japan?

Japan-based adventurers Simon and Martina have been traveling the world and making videos since 2008, the same year the Canadian couple moved to …

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Kyoto

Last year, Kyoto dominated the World’s Best Awards by snagging the winning spot on list of best cities. This year, it broke the top 10. It’s easy to …

Your guide to Japan’s restorative winter bath traditions

If you think you’ve made an art of bathing at this point—you’ve soaked in everything from crystal-infused bath salts to apple cider vinegar, after …

Japan

Best walks, hikes and treks in Japan

An exceptional country, in its own and in others’ view, Japan has throughout history been isolated, an island nation out on the periphery of Asia. …

66 Ideas For Your Magical 2018 World Bucket List

Whether you set New Year's resolutions or not, you undoubtedly have a few things in the back of your mind that you want to achieve, see, or do. …

Long-distance hiking trails from around the world to tackle in 2018

I’m always looking for new outdoor challenges (to add to my current bucket list of climbing the seven summits and sailing the Pacific Ocean). …

Tokyo Guide - Roads & Kingdoms

$$<p>Hotel New Otani Tokyo<p>Built for the 1964 Olympics, it has since hosted heads of state on its astonishing lot with a 400-yr-old Japanese garden on …

Off the beaten path in Japan: overlooked towns worthy of a road trip | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Japan’s Golden Route is well-known and extremely well-worn. So although Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka undeniably have attractions to suit every taste, …

Kyoto: A Luxury Collection Destination, Japan

The imperial capital of Japan for 1,200 years, Kyoto is Japan's cultural keeper from kimono-clad Maiko to temple festivals.<p>Over one thousand temples …

Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Travel: Ainokura

Folk Museum Number 1<p>Hours: daily 8:30 to 17:00<br>Closed: No closing days<br>Admission: 200 yen (350 yen for both museums)<p>One of two houses that make up the …

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Where to Find Japan's Hidden Corners During Its Tourism Boom

Japan is in the middle of a travel boom. Political instability across much of the world has given it the appeal of a safe haven, and before the 2020 …

Japan

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

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Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

... and the movies and TV shows we watch<p>Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, who reads, it …

Books

Rural Life Untouched In Japan: Farm Stays In Tokushima - part 4 | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

4. Tokushima's Natural Scenery<p>Kajiya Iya Romantei as seen from outside<p>The majority of inns are located in either mountains or along coastlines, so …

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Collect Seal Stamps From Japanese Temples And Shrines | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

There are many temples and shrines in Japan, and each is unique in its own way. When coming to Japan, you will want to visit not just one but many of …

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The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Japan You Didn't Know Existed

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16 Unique Places in Japan that are Not Widely Known but are Absolutely Mesmerising

There are places not so popular to be on top of guidebooks as touristic destinations, but appreciated among those in the know. Visiting these places …

Japan

Japan's 5 Best Off-The-Beaten-Path Places

In today’s <b>Japan Travel Q&A</b> we answer a question about the <b>Japan’s best off-the-beaten path destinations</b> from Rivka in Grand Rapids, Michigan:<p>“What are …

Japan

How to Get Mikurajima Island and Where to Stay

Tips On Mikurajima - Where To Stay, What to Prepare

4 minutes read<p>For an island vacation without the need to leave Japan, head to Mikurajima. One of the many Izu islands, Mikurajima is known nationwide …

Asia Travel

How to get Aogashima island and where to stay

9 Websites Where You Can Learn Anything For Free

Do you have spare time after work? Perhaps, you want to make your summer productive. Want to learn a new course, language, skill or just about …

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

Learning