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Tokyo: What to See and What to Skip


10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.


Ancient rock churches put Ethiopia back on tourist map

Kiya Gezahegne joined an unruly, jostling throng surrounding a priest who wielded a 12th-century gold and bronze cross, one of the most sacred artefacts in Ethiopia. A young man shut his eyes and trembled from head to toe as he was blessed. Finally, Gezahegne stepped forward and stooped so the …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Writers and Their Libraries: What Books Did David Foster Wallace, James Joyce, and Evelyn Waugh Own? (PHOTOS)

Shelf Life<p>The Harry Ransom Center shares some of the titles in the libraries of David Foster Wallace, James Joyce, Nancy Cunard, and other writers. …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

Chris McCandless: Back to the Wild

Christopher McCandless at the Sea of Cortez<p>On August 18, 1992, Christopher McCandless died alone in a bus in the Alaskan backcountry. Before his stay in the bus that others now visit as a pilgrimage, he journeyed all over North America. This gallery features some of the photos and notes from his …

Fresh Fig, Bacon + Blue Cheese Pizza

Fresh Fig, Bacon + Blue Cheese Pizza.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 17, 2013 82<p>Here’s the plan.<p>You only have to get through a few hours of the day before you can …

Polenta Chips with Gorgonzola Sauce Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a great finger food for a party. Use cooked hard polenta to make the chips, fry them until very crispy and serve with a Gorgonzola sauce. And just see them disappear! —Babette's Feast<p><b>Serves: 6</b><p><b>Polenta chips</b><p>1 cup polenta flour<br>• 4 cups water<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• Fleur de sel<br>• 2 cups Canola …