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6 Places to See the Cherry Blossoms in Japan This Spring Minus the Crowds

For two weeks in April or May, the streets in Japanese cities such as Kyoto and Tokyo are filled with breathtaking cherry blossoms—and tourists.<p>The …

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Top 21 Superfoods to Jumpstart Your 2017 Weight Loss

Put down the chips and beer. Pick up some bone broth and pickled veggies. Your gut and physique will thank you for it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've already coasted through the first weeks of 2017 and if you’re like many, your new year’s resolutions may be …

Nutrition

A Local's Guide to Tokyo

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>Tokyo may be a city of extremes, but travelers can find the best of it between the ancient and ultramodern.<p>Clichés: Portrayals of Tokyo are riddled with them, frequently restricted to the ultratraditional and the absolute new, with the occasional bit of Japanese quirkiness …

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The rise of humankind, in one mesmerizing map

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>Today, human influence has transformed almost every part of the globe. But looking at the span of human history, this wasn't the case until quite recently.<p>That's one of the many lessons from a series of fascinating maps and charts from WorldPopulationHistory.org, which shows …

Geography

Cherry blossom season begins in Tokyo

Nakasendo Way, Japan: In the footsteps of the ancients

There is a thud followed by a whispered profanity. Someone has used their head to find one of the low beams of the inn that was opened to cater to travellers on Japan’s Nakasendo Way more than three centuries ago – but clearly did not foresee the height of 21st-century hikers.<p>The only positive that …

Yunnan: 9 things to do in China's wild, diverse province | CNN Travel

Disney just released the best teaser for 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' with Luke Skywalker

Filming for "Star Wars: Episode VIII" is underway, and Disney and Lucasfilm want to make sure you're really excited for the next movie in the saga.<p>Monday, StarWars.com released a short teaser for the new film which takes us back to the end of Episode VII and shows off some new footage of Luke …

The 10 Best Hotels in the Caribbean for 2016

<i>(U.S. News)</i><p>The Caribbean - with its balmy temperatures, white-sand beaches and vibrant cultures - is what dream vacations are made of. But the region is so jam-packed with lodging options, deciding where to stay might be the only thing that stands between you and turquoise waters.<p>That's where U.S. …

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10 Revelations that Weren't in 'The Force Awakens'

Pablo Hidalgo has one of the coolest jobs on the planet.<p>He's essentially the keeper of Star Wars canon for the Lucasfilm Story Group, though his role …

Watch this Woman Capture 100 Years of Beauty in Japan in 2 Minutes

Including Harajuku.<p>The 16th episode of Cut Video's fascinating 100 Years of Beauty series brings us the stunning evolution of makeup and hair trends in Japan over the last century. Watch model Mei take you through each distinct look, from the the painted face and Edwardian pompadour of the 1910s, …

Star Wars fans want George Lucas to return for last installment

A petition has been launched calling for the Star Wars creator to direct Episode IX<p>A group of Star Wars fans have launched a petition to have George Lucas return to the franchise for Episode IX, believing it would be the "perfect end to this new trilogy".<p>Colin Trevorrow, director of last year's …

Here's How To Actually Start Exercising Again

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The top 20 most Instagrammed locations of 2015

Instagram recently revealed its list of the top 100 geo-tagged destinations of 2015. From the Eiffel Tower to Times Square, you can cruise the app to see where people snap the most selfies, family group shots, or gorgeous professional photos.<p>Tourists spots like Disney World and Universal Studios …

Disney World

5 Reasons Trinidad Has the World's Greatest Carnival

Don't tell Brazil, but Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is the single greatest festival on earth. There, soca subs for samba, beverages are bottomless and showcasing your worst behavior is celebrated (though whatever happens stays safely within the confines of Carnival).<p>The history of this pre-Lenten …

Festivals

Sushi in Tokyo is no longer a man's game

With a serious dose of charm, this Tokyo restaurant – run exclusively by women – is breaking into Japan’s male-dominated sushi world.<p>Behind the counter at Nadeshico Sushi, young women dressed in traditional Japanese <i>happi</i> coats, rolled, cut and served sushi while smiling and chatting with their …

Japan

The Best Hotels For Sleep In Japan

Even explorers need to rest.<p>Many travelers set out on journeys in order to find peace and healing for the body and mind. One of the things that leads to true spiritual and physical relaxation, of course, is sleep.<p>The pursuit of quality sleep is no longer a luxury, but an indispensable component of …

10 Miyazaki Films You Should Watch At Least Once

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

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24 photos that will make you want to visit Japan

From its tranquil and picturesque Mount Fuji to cutting-edge robot restaurants in Tokyo, here are some of the country's most magnificent sites.

Japan

7 Most Badass Beauties You’ll Only Meet in Anime – Japan Info

Apart from some of the most awesome twists and revelations on their entire storyline, ANIME has undeniably got some of the most memorable characters …

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 …

Island Getaways

TravelBest Of<p>See photos of top island getaways (including Bali, Maui, Lord Howe Island, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

Top 10: Iconic Places to Photograph

Recently I was asked if I could name a “bucket list” of iconic places in the world for photographers. It didn’t take long. Certain places attract photographers like magnets attract iron filings; we are drawn to them without quite knowing why. Nor do we absolutely have to know. For some of us it …

The Disneyland Bucket List: 20 Things You Need To Do Before You Die

<i>By: Ben Wener</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Andy Castro</i><p>You might <i>think</i> you've done Disneyland/California Adventure as well as anyone could possibly do it, from main gate to backstage -- but, well, you'd be wrong. It would take a lifetime, a heap of cash, and a slew of special friends with most excellent access to …

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Celebrities you might have missed in 'Avatar' and 'Korra'

Some pretty big names have lent their voices to <i>Avatar: The Last Airbender</i> and <i>The Legend of Korra</i>. Did you notice all of these celebrity cameos?<p>As …

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Top 11 Apple Treats from Disney Parks

Growing up, autumn meant an annual field trip to a local farm to pick apples. There’s no denying that pumpkin is having a moment right now, but I …