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Greek Island Hopping on the Cheap Thanks to New Pass: See 27 Islands

Do you fancy some Greek island hopping on the cheap? The Interrail Greek Islands Pass — offered by the affordable train service in collaboration with …

Cherry Blossoms Flood the Inokashira Park Lake in Tokyo | Colossal

<p>Every spring, photographer Danilo Dungo spends time at Inokashira Park in Tokyo, famous for its abundance of blooming cherry trees. The photographer …

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Eight must-see spots in Iceland's wild west

Iceland’s tourism boom is bringing planeloads of happy explorers to popular routes like the Golden Circle. Yet just one hour north of Reykjavík, grand West Iceland remains off the beaten track.<p>It unfurls in a spectacular array of ice caves, lava tubes and open sea, while its petite towns offer …

New Shibuya capsule hotel targets women visiting from overseas with gorgeous bath and more

Looking for an inexpensive, relaxing place to stay in Shibuya? Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuy may be just what you want!<p>Traveling in a foreign country can be …

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10 Italian destinations frequented by the super rich

To find out where the rich travel when they go to the European nation, RoutePerfect.com has shared data for the most popular Italian destinations booked by wealthy travellers on a luxury budget, who spend an average of £13,900 ($20,000) on their overall trip.<p>The ranking is based on over 150,000 …

Awestruck At The Fushimi Inari Shrine

<i>This is the sixth installment of my Japan travelogue. Read my first impressions here, my visit to Odaiba here, my visit to Akihabara here, my last day in Tokyo here, and my first day in Kyoto here.</i><p>I am not a religious person. But whenever I travel, I love to visit religious sites. It’s incredible …

Japan: What I Expected, What I Got

<i>This is the second installment of my Japan travel diary. To check out my first impressions, read about</i> <i>Day One</i><i>.</i><p>The plan was always to take it slow in Tokyo.<p>It’s not just because John had emergency surgery a week ago, though that unexpected event certainly fortified our resolve. It’s that since the …

Online service Rent the Runway is disrupting the fashion world with a subscription model providing consumers with exclusive brands anytime, …

What chronic pain does to your brain

<i>At least one in five Australians lives with chronic pain, and often the cause is unknown. Scientists are just now discovering the crucial role the</i> …

Pain

Just Back From...A Girl's Trip to Tokyo

Liza Voloshin takes us on her trip to Japan with Cleo Wade, Kate Greer, Margot and Mia Moretti of Chez Conversations.<p><b>Just Got Back From…</b> Tokyo<p><b>Trip Duration</b>: 1 week<p><b>Where You Stayed:</b> The Ritz Carlton Tokyo in the heart of Roppongi, with a 49th floor pool and an epic traditional Japanese breakfast. I …

Fare War to Tokyo $436 to $650 from all over USA on all alliances March to May 2016

There is a widespread fare war between American, Delta and United to Tokyo from around the USA. Los Angeles to Tokyo is priced under $450 round trip …

This is Why Tesla Doesn't Need to Advertise

Tesla essentially pioneered the electric vehicle market. And they have been so successful at dominating it, that they have yet to actually put much …

The 100 Most Iconic Dresses of All Time

These gowns are almost as famous as the stars who wore them.<p>These gowns are almost as famous as the stars who wore them.

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Asia's 50 best restaurants in 2016 | CNN Travel

(CNN) — They say good things come in threes.<p>They certainly have for Thailand's dining scene, as the coveted number one spot at the San Pellegrino Asia's 50 Best Restaurant Awards went to a Bangkok restaurant for the third year running.<p>Gaggan, chef Anand Gaggan's restaurant serving "progressive …

2018 Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast by Major City

Top 10 Must Visit Travel Attractions In Taichung, Taiwan

Located in the center of Taiwan, Taichung City is the third largest city in Taiwan with a population of approximately 2.7 million people. Taichung is …

The holy grail of ramen dishes

While Tokyo has Japan’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, the noodle consistently voted as the nation’s most delicious comes from a tiny, family-run shop in Wakayama City.<p>I watched without blinking as a row of six hands performed a bullet-fast dance: a splash of soy sauce, a shower of …

10 L.A. Spots That Have Been Instagrammed to Death

Photo by Sarah Bennett<p><b>2. Alfred Coffee</b><br>Alfred is probably best known for its “But First, Coffee” slogan, which appears on Instagram several thousand …

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10 Beauty Products You Can Replace with Coconut Oil

It's no secret that coconut oil has become a must-have in any beauty enthusiast's regimen. Not only does the essential oil taste great, it also …

Skin Care

23 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy

Diets. High heels.<p>Being happy should be simple, but with all these insane rules and social pressures that we put on ourselves, it's actually kind of hard. Isn't that so sad? I think it's the worst, personally. A little #LifeHack, though, is that there are things you probably do every day that make …

Sights & Bites: What to Eat While Touring Portland, Oregon

The culinary style in PDX (Portland’s airport code and local nickname) blends fresh, Pacific Northwest ingredients with the city’s signature quirkiness.

Strong US Dollar Makes Japan Travel Affordable

I love a sale, and I'm never one to pass up a bargain, especially if the item is one that I've had my eye on for years. So I was thrilled to see, starting a few months ago, that Japan is on sale.<p>Two years ago, the Japanese yen was trading at 85 to US$1. It has now stabilized at about 115 yen to …

What Everyone Should Know About Skiing in Japan

How to navigate the emerging winter mecca.<p>For the past decade, Japan has been gaining traction with America’s snow obsessives. No wonder, with the dollar trouncing the yen and a maritime climate that drops insanely good powder for a full five months. The best conditions are on the northernmost …

Ways To Save Money While Living In Japan

It wasn’t too long ago that Tokyo was considered the most expensive city in the world. Not to mention that Japan as a whole was very expensive as …

Japan's latest KitKat flavor is smooth sake

Another day, another Japanese KitKat flavor to envy.<p>Japanese news site <i>NarNari</i> announced a sake-flavored KitKat will be available in Japan beginning February 1st. <i>NariNari</i> says the new bar will mix "chocolate with the mellow body and smooth aftertaste of sake."<p>While Americans have to survive with …

Japanese Buddhism in 10 minutes【Rocketpedia】

Today we’re introducing you to <b>the basics of Japanese Buddhism</b>, plus highlighting <b>some of the Buddhist images you’ll see in Japan</b> and help you …

Luxury train journey through Japan’s secret south: All aboard for the island of Kyushu

Clay tiled roofs glisten and silvery mist floats between the peaks of the Minou Mountains. An old man in a rice field waves his cane and a young girl …

The 100+ Most Important Japanese Words

Say you're going to Japan. Then you realize that you don't know any Japanese words.<p>Or, you're learning Japanese, and you want to make sure you know …

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

11 Rooms Fit For Our Favorite Disney Princesses

Because fictional characters deserve dream homes, too.<p>While Disney Princesses have been reimagined as everything from hipsters to hot dogs, one question has lingered in our minds — would a palace really be their go-to choice? We've come across some pretty magical alternatives in our travels and …