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New Minimalist Tea Shop Tokyo Saryo Should Be On Every Designer's Bucket List

Set in Setagaya, one of Tokyo’s more affluent wards, the neighborhood of Sangen-Jaya is less than 10 minutes from the world-famous Shibuya crossing by train. It’s full of old shops, tightly-packed homes and, like much of the rest of Tokyo, narrow, winding streets. Yet despite its proximity to …

Japan

This Kids Room Is Designed To Be Bright And Whimsical

It must be great to have a parent as an interior designer, because the two little kids in this home got a bedroom that is fun and playful, courtesy …

Japan has its own answer to Airbnb

Airbnb may be facing regulatory hurdles all around the world, but that’s not stopping copycats and competitors from trying their own luck at …

Hospitality

21 Show-Stopping Wedding Cakes That Have Some Serious 'Wow' Factor

Give me some sugar! 🍰<p>When it comes to weddings, you <i>can</i> have your cake and eat it too.<p>Below, we’ve rounded up 21 exquisite wedding confections that look and taste like a slice of heaven. <i>(Check out even more beautiful desserts ― including the on-trend drip cake ― here.)</i>

This Country Has A Style That's All Its Own

After five months of travel, we finally got to see some familiar faces again. Our dear friends from home had planned to take a vacation in December …

Japan

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

7 secular pilgrimages that could change your life | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Pilgrimages aren't only for the religious.<p>They can be fun and inspiring, challenging yet rewarding and don't necessarily involve prayer.<p>The best ones, however, do involve a bit of a trek.<p>Even if don't "find yourself" along the way, you'll definitely find something to tell your friends about …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

10 incredible hotels you can only reach by boat

It seems like the new trend in hotels these days is putting them in weird places. Like, in an airplane. Or in a treehouse.<p>Or in railroad cars, train stations, helicopters, or any of the other cool places they've popped up.<p>But what if you want to stay in a hotel so secluded from humanity that the …

Charming Illustrations Highlight True Love in All of Life's Little Moments

True love doesn't always consist of grand, cinematic gestures. In fact, it's often the little things that mean the most when you're in a long-term relationship. Spending a lazy morning together, helping each other get through a bad day, and even assembling furniture side-by-side can end up …

7 Reasons to Volunteer on Your Next Vacation

Frontierofficial/ Flickr<p>Travel can offer rewarding, life-changing and humbling experiences. Exploring an unfamiliar environment can open your eyes to a world you never thought existed, teach you important lessons and introduce you to people who will heighten your perspective and understanding of a …

A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …

17 Reasons To Drop Everything And Go To Molokai

It's about time you got to know the "Friendly Island."<p>Of the eight major Hawaiian islands, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai hog most of the attention.<p>But just because they'd win a popularity contest doesn't mean these islands should be any higher on your bucket list. In fact, Molokai, also known as the …

12 remote hotels where you can unplug completely

Our fast-paced lives and increasingly hyper-connected world may be fun and exciting, but it can also be exhausting.<p>When we think of a real vacation, we picture escaping the bustling cities and swapping car alarms for crickets.<p>While backpacking up a mountain could do the trick, we're more inclined …

Kodak’s Tips for Photographing Disneyland… in 1956

Back in July of 1956, Kodak printed a helpful photography guide for Disneyland visitors. The pamphlet was titled: “Kodak Camera Tour of Disneyland” …

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 …

Japan

The world's most expensive tasting menus

Switzerland's Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville ranks No. 11 with a $773 tasting menu.Restaurant de L'hotel de ville<p>One of the best ways for foodies to truly experience the world's best restaurants is by ordering a multi-course tasting menu.<p>But it's not for everyone — these carefully crafted and …

The 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America

Photo: Lisa Bao, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When was the last time you explored a beautiful waterfall? Whether you have to hike for miles to see it or simply pull off on the side of the road, waterfalls never seem to disappoint. Check out our list of the 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in …

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10 ways living in Japan makes you talk like a weirdo

1. You can’t stop using useful Japanese words.<p>2. Everything is natsukashii.<p>3. You forget what words aren’t English.<p>4. You simply forget English words.<p>…

Japanese "Chigiri-Pan" Trend Creates 3D Character Bread Too Cute to Eat

In Japan, three-dimensional character bread, commonly known as <i>chigiri-pan</i>, is becoming a popular sight on Instagram. With good reason, too—the edible sculptures are totally adorable! One account that’s taking part in this trend is うみ, or @umi0407, an artisan baker who models their creations after …

10 Mind-Blowing Travel Destinations for Adventure Junkies and Thrill Seekers

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have already been to Italy, maybe even twice. You’ve gone to Florida more times than you can count.<p>You live big, you work crazy hard and you take risks. You are ready for a vacation that matches …

"We Quit Our Jobs & Traveled the World for 2 Years to 33 Countries in 302 Places Across 6 Continents"

<i>Welcome to the next interview in our</i> <i>interview peeries</i> <i>where travel bloggers share their insights on having</i> <b>Big Travel with Small Money!</b><p>Miles & Points …

The world's first 100% solar-powered five-star resort has opened

The world's first 5-star resort to be completely powered by solar proves that luxury does not have to be sacrificed in the name of sustainability. …

'Airbnb for RVs' Launches Nationwide

Have you ever wanted to take an RV on a camping trip without having to actually <i>own</i> an enormous vehicle? Do you own a $90,000 RV that spends 11 months …

Life-Size "Big Hero 6" Baymax Is the Adorable Bed That Can Hug You to Sleep

Fans of Disney's <i>Big Hero 6</i> are gushing over this this 7-foot 5-inch tall sofa bed (which doubles as a sleeping bag) shaped like Baymax, the film's beloved robot character. Aside from the fact that it's perfect for fans of the popular animated feature film, it's also great for anyone who loves to …

Photograph: Angel Figueroa<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/5/1438789946090/f097df47-d955-421a-94f7-95be27492cb9-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Angel …

Hiking

Stunning Photos Of Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World

The Philippines boasts extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and islands that are so beautiful, that one was named "The Top Island in the World" just last year by Conde Nast Traveler's Reader Choice Awards.<p>In Palawan, beautiful blue water mixes with emerald green, jungle-filled mountains that …

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …