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7 incredible Japanese destinations that tourists haven’t discovered yet

Japan is often known by tourists for its most popular attractions, like Mount Fuji, the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, and its amazing shrines and temples.<p>But there's a lot more to the island nation than that.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "what are some of Japan's best kept secrets," and …

A group of fans are trying to bring the Concorde supersonic jet back

The supersonic airliner was first flown in 1969 — that's almost 50 years ago — by the British Aircraft Corporation and France's Aérospatiale, though its first commercial flight wasn't until 1976.<p>Its maximum speed was twice the speed of sound, reaching up to 1,370 mph, and it transported passengers …

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5 Spectacular US Landscapes You Have to See to Believe

Dhinal Chheda / Flickr<p>If you're ready for a change of scenery on your next vacation, you might think you need to grab your passport. But here's the truth: There are plenty of awe-inspiring landscapes to see right here in the good ol' USA. From the mighty peaks of Glacier National Park to coastal …

17 bizarre yet beautiful hotels around the world

In countries around the world, there are quirky and innovative accommodations that take guests to new heights and unimaginable environments.<p>From the transparent bubble rooms of theAttrap'Rêves, which sit nestled in the forests of France, to Amsterdam's Faralda Crane Hotel, where rooms are situated …

The 24 best things to do in Singapore, according to locals

We sifted through a Quora thread on the best things to do in Singapore, and pulled out the top suggestions from locals.<p>From exploring the hot new hipster neighborhoods to finding the best spots for local street food, here are 24 of the best things to do in Singapore.

The 5 Most Beautiful Australian Islands

<i>by Cynthia Drescher, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Thanks to the drop in the Australian dollar and the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere, now is the time to plan travel to the exotic islands around Australia. Here are a few of our favorites.<p><b>1. Heron Island, Queensland</b><p>Palm trees and sand beach …

Selfie-stick etiquette: 6 tips for taking great shots (without being a nuisance)

With everyone from President Barack Obama to busloads of tourists wielding selfie sticks, people across the country — and globe — are either enamored of, or fed up with, what one some are calling “selfish sticks.” (And, more recently, Cinnamon Toast Crunch introduced a "selfie spoon" for those …

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A guide to the Oktoberfest tents

The festival, which locals call Wiesn, has 14 main tents, each able to fit between 5,000 and 11,000 people, and each rocking a wholly different vibe.<p>Some tents are more family oriented, others more focused on the food, others again known for their high concentration of tourists. Most serve tons of …

Disneyland Shuts Down Several Attractions for a Year to Prepare for 'Star Wars Land'

Disneyland officials announced today that the resort will be shutting down multiple popular park attractions to make room for the newest addition: …

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25 Reasons to Visit Romania (8): Cluj, Transilvania

<i>Photo by Vlad Semen</i><p>Cluj is a city of contrasts: both mysterious and archaic, modern and lively, tranquil and bohemian, restless and young. There are a lot of cultural events taking place here, interesting stories are born while creative, passionate people who change the world with their narrative …

5 Questions to Ask Before Booking Your Holiday Travel

The kids have recently gone back to school and summer temperatures are just beginning to subside. But don't be fooled. It's not too early to start thinking about your holiday travel plans. Wondering where to begin? Start by asking yourself these five questions so that you can set your vacation …

How to Pick the Perfect Luggage

<i>Heather / Flickr</i><p>Finding the perfect bag to carry all your belongings from one place to the next can elude even the most seasoned of travelers. Luckily, a crop of modern suitcases and carry-ons offer more maneuverability and storage space than the lofty trunks of the 1940s. But with an array of bags …

Space voyages? Underwater hotels? Survey reveals top travel predictions for 2030

The future often often seems so far off and fantastical. Yet with technological advances, we’re already seeing the arrival of self-driving vehicles (and flying cars!), 3-D organ printing and even “Back to the Future II”-like hoverboards. Not to mention things we take for granted, like the …

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