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Tokyo

Featured<p>One of the most difficult questions I usually get is: What’s your favorite destination? It’s tough to pick just one when a mere mention of …

Nintendo Is Suing A Japanese Company Over Their Real World ‘Mario Kart’ Tours Of Tokyo

If you ever wanted to hit the streets in your own <i>Mario Kart</i> while dressed as a character from the classic series, your time might be limited. MariCar is a Japanese company that allows guests to dress as their favorite Nintendo characters and tour Tokyo in special go-karts.<p>It seems like a great …

Renting in Paris: Ten things you need to know about apartment hunting

<b>1. Get a three-month headstart (at least)</b><p>Competition is fierce when it comes to renting an apartment in Paris, so get planning early.<p>For the …

17 Pearls of French Fashion Wisdom: Parisian Style

<i>In Paris over the last several years I have learned how to “put myself together.” The saleswomen as well as my good Parisian friend, Sabine, have</i> …

France

Greatest Hits: 10 Favorite Baths à la Française

We sorted through our archive of dozens of French homes to select 10 of our all-time favorite French baths. Join us for a tour.<p>Finally, get more …

Japan clocks out early for 'Premium Friday'

Welcome to Premium Friday, Japan's latest bid to tackle two perennial problems - sluggish consumer spending and notoriously long working hours blamed …

Instagram for Photographers: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Instagram has become one of the most powerful tools for modern photographers.<p>The platform empowers photographers across the world to have their work …

Here's How Amazon Is Beefing Up Its Paris 'Prime Now' Delivery Service

Online retailer Amazon said on Wednesday it was partnering with luxury food group Fauchon, organic food chain Bio c’Bon and wine retailer Lavinia to …

WH Smith Reopens Traditional English Tearoom on Rue de Rivoli

Since opening on rue de Rivoli in 1903, WH Smith has showcased the “art of reading” and “art of living” the English way. Smith’s is a part of ex-pat …

Eiffel Tower – An Amazing Tourist Attraction of paris | Amazing Vacation Tips

Visiting the legendary icon eiffel tower of Paris usually rates as the leading point to do for a lot of tourists.<p>Paris is the big mine of great deals …

6 of Paris's Most Instagrammable Restaurants

Whether it’s Korean fried chicken or haute French cuisine you’re craving, these 6 eateries serve delicious food with a generous helping of great design<p>When traveling to the City of Light, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to find time to fit the breathtaking landmarks, stunning boutiques, …

vibrant façades + eclectic ornamentation tell the story of paris through its storefronts

<b>while many tourists become bewitched by the elegance of the eiffel tower or the popular louvre pyramid, the beauty of paris surpasses its landmark</b> …

Snapshots: the shopfronts of independent Paris

Photography,Shops and shopping,Shopping trips,Architecture,Art and design,Life and style,Culture,Travel<p>These images by German photographer Sebastian Erras, who moved to Paris five years ago, tell an alternative story of the city through its shopfronts. “Most of the time we walk by these stores,” he …

Finally! French fans go mad for Harry Potter translation

The original English version of the play - considered as the 'eighth' in the Harry Potter series, though it is set 19 years after the seventh book …

Harry Potter

19th-century home outside Paris gets renovated with modern, marble details

Monochrome marble accents were added throughout the historic house<p>The renovation of this 19th century home, just outside of Paris in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France, required a sensitive touch. The owners—a couple and their two children—asked the Spanish studio 05 AM Arquitectura to add a …

Sex, Booze and Jazz in 1920s Paris

<b>WHEN PARIS SIZZLED</b><b><br>The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends</b><br>By Mary McAuliffe<br>Illustrated. 329 pp. Rowman & Littlefield. $29.95.<p>Early in Mary McAuliffe’s fact-filled tour of <i>les Années Folles,</i> she perfectly sums up that effervescent postwar …

Introducing The Paris City Guide

Just in time for Paris Fashion Week, today we unveil our Paris City Guide, the latest installment in our series exploring the cities we love. …

DJI’s tiny Mavic Pro drone will land at Apple Stores

The battle for droning supremacy is heating up today after DJI revealed its tiny new Mavic Pro drone that will take on GoPro’s new Karma drone system.<p>Despite launching later, the Mavic Pro has a few advantages on the Karma though. It’s smaller, faster and smarter. And you’ll be able to buy it at …

Drones

Paris au naturel? Nudist park planned | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Nudists in Paris, France, will soon be able to shed their clothes without fear of arrest, as city council members have approved plans for an official park for naked people.<p>A campaigner working on the project told CNN the exact location is yet to be decided, but it will likely be near Lac …

The matchbox flats of Paris have a lot of room for improvement

Thousands of Parisians round off a hard day’s work with a trudge up six flights of stairs to a tiny, stuffy room they call home.<p>In a city where it is …

French Stationery: The Essential Parisian Adventure Companion

<i>La Compagnie du Kraft</i>You might very well be reading this post on your iPhone, iPad, or some other portable piece of technology. Sure, that’s the …

France

Shakespeare and Company, Paris’s famous bookstore where wandering writers are welcome

By James McAuley<p>, Reporter<p>PARIS — Shakespeare and Company, the small, crumbling bookshop on Paris’s Left Bank, may be the most famous bookstore in the world.<p>It was the first place to publish the entirety of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” when no one else would, and for decades it has been an informal …

Literature

When Paris Invited both the Nazis and Soviets to its 1937 World Expo

<i>W</i>orld War II wouldn’t break out for another two years, the Nazis wouldn’t invade Paris and hang Swastika flags all over town for another few. In …

The Coolest Hotels In New Orleans with a Modern Spin

Arnold Palmer, the Magnetic Face of Golf in the ’60s, Dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, the champion golfer whose full-bore style of play, thrilling tournament victories and magnetic personality inspired an American golf boom, attracted a following known as Arnie’s Army and made him one of the most popular athletes in the world, died on Sunday evening in Pittsburgh. He …

Day Trip – Versailles Gardens

I know how attractive the Château de Versailles is, and millions of people visit it every year so far be it from me to dissuade you from walking the …

France

5 officially best places to visit in France

Ask any Frenchman or woman about going on holiday and you’ll find that an astonishingly large number of them will tell you they stay in France. It’s …

France

Paris deploys 'incivility brigade' to enforce fines for uncouth behaviour

Paris on Monday sent a 1800-strong "incivility brigade" into the streets of the French capital to enforce fines for uncouth behaviour and the blight of rubbish, cigarette butts and dog mess.<p>Paris already had a certain number of city officers who can dish out fines for such “incivilities” but has …

A New Digital Art Museum In Paris - What The Heck Is That?

In a city dedicated to beauty, style, and magnificent art, the arrival of a new kind of museum is sure to attract people, even the ones who would never set foot inside a traditional museum - they will go and see this one.<p>The concept is not new in France, a majestic cave in Provence has had digital …

Art