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Drinking Sake in Kyoto: The 8 Essential Places

There is plenty of sake to be had in Kyoto, but these places are the best of the best.<p>Around every corner in Kyoto is another temple or traditional shoin-zukuri house, but Japan’s former imperial capital is also home to some of the oldest sake brewers in the country. The rice wine has played a …

Here's the problem with the airline industry's proposed 'perfect-sized' carry-on luggage

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) — who was indicted in April on federal corruption charges alleging he took rides in a private jet in exchange for political favors — wants to help out those of us stuck flying coach.<p>New recommendations from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), known …

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

Articles about how minimal homes do bright color accents on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>When it comes to interior design, we don't always see eye to eye with our partners.<p>Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote …

Architecture

Is Israel Safe for Tourists?

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Israel is located smack dab in the middle of one of the world's biggest political hotspots. But it does take a few to keep this tiny country along the eastern Mediterranean safe and secure, and that seems to be why Israel is bouncing back big …

Summer Escapes: 11 Resorts Right on the Beach

Beach lovers, here's your list. Take a gander at these 11 destinations that put the ocean on your doorstep.<p>Follow Joy Pecknold on Twitter: www.twitter.com/joypecknold

Airlines Aren’t Making Nearly As Much Money As You Think

Somehow all those fees don't result in monster profits.<p>Airlines charge customers for everything from a carry-on bag to a bottle of water, airfares …

There's a secret restaurant inside Bloomingdale's in midtown Manhattan that looks like a 19th-century train car

Since opening in 1979, Le Train Bleu has had its array of regular customers, but for many, it has managed to stay a hidden gem in the city for over 30 years.

New York City

Right Kinds of Underwear to Wear With Common Summer Outfits

You may spend hours and hours crafting the perfect summer outfit, but how much time do you set aside to find the foundation garments and underwear you should be wearing with these looks? What you wear underneath can really make or a break an outfit, so here's a crash course in perfect …

Clothing

29 travel hacks that even frequent fliers don't know

Essentially an express lane for the proactive, these programs are pre-approvals from the US Customs and Border Protection that designate you a low-risk traveler. As long as you're not a convicted criminal, you're good to go after little more than some light paperwork and a quick in-person interview.<p>…

Exciting New Air Travel Proposal to Make Us All Buy Smaller Carry-On Bags!

We'll only be allowed to bring them on-board if they have the snazzy "IATA Cabin OK" logo!<p>Airlines excel at making the travel experience unpleasant, …

6 Stunning Italian Castles You Can Actually Stay in

Many of us have dreamt of living in a castle...after all, it often comes with quite a few perks! Well, we're all about making dreams a reality here at Oyster.com, so we scoured Italy -- from the countryside to the cobblestoned city streets -- to find stunning castles you can actually stay in. These …

Italy

What they don't tell you about Israel's famously tight airport security

I wasn't surprised to learn security is top-notch.<p>After all, I had already been searched and questioned twice, once through the window of my taxi and again before the terminal doors. All this and I hadn't even <i>entered</i> the airport yet.<p>But then I read about the stickers.<p>I learned that before any …

July: Possibly the Worst Month to Travel?

That is, if you’re visiting one of the nine destinations Momondo included in their survey of best and worst months to travel.<p>There are so many …

Why Touring Israel Independently Was the Best Decision of My Life

CREDIT: Joan Erakit<p>I made my way onto a bus early one morning at Jerusalem's Davidka Square to participate in a tour that would include the historic Masada, En Gedi and the Dead Sea.<p>Lets double back a few weeks and explain.<p>I had originally arrived in Israel by way of Jordan for an extended …

16 incredible UNESCO sites you probably didn’t know were in Turkey

THE STORY OF TURKEY goes back much, much further than you may be aware. This is the land that gave rise to the earliest known human cities. This is …

Ancient History

Helsinki’s free, city-wide Wi-Fi network is faster than your home internet

Many cities offer Wi-Fi hotspots for visitors. Very few local governments, however, offer free, unrestricted, high-speed Wi-Fi, fast enough for streaming video—the sort that makes your paid-for home Wi-Fi look sluggish. And even fewer provide upload speeds on par with download speeds.<p>Yet visit the …

Wi-Fi

This Armpit Stain Hack Will Keep Your Shirts White All Summer Long

Summertime means longer days, trips to the beach and of course, ice cream. But it's not <i>all</i> sunshine. There's also sweat, sweat and well, more sweat. And with sweat comes armpit stains, a reality from which no white-shirt-wearer is safe.<p>Now, thanks to WhoWhatWear, there's hope for the sad, …

Bee forces Flybe passenger plane to abort flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's an incident that's creating some buzz: a plane traveling from the UK to Ireland was forced to turn back because of a bee.<p>The Turboprop aircraft operated by budget carrier Flybe (and yes, that's pronounced Fly-bee!) landed safely back at Southampton after aborting its flight to Dublin …

Airplanes

I've Died and Gone to Heaven and It's Called Air France Business Class

The facial massage is what really did it for me. Not the seat in the Air France business class cabin that reclined flat, not the champagne that flowed freely, not the gourmet meals, or the choice of 100 movies in English. It was the facial massage in the first class lounge at the Charles de Gaulle …

Flight attendant who denied unopened soda can to Muslim will no longer serve United customers

The flight attendant who refused to give a Muslim an unopened can of soda because she said it could be used "as a weapon" will receive additional sensitivity training before returning to her position, but will not serve<p>United Airlinescustomers in the future, her employer said.<p>The dispute arose …

Flying

10 Things That I Loved About Morocco

I have to confess. I left Morocco completely tired. Exhausted by the constant assault on my senses, the relentless touts, the noise and the need to ignore people trying to sell me something... and by its overall overpowering intensity. But what you hate, you usually love, too. Here are 10 reasons …

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

6 uncomfortable truths about traveling in Southeast Asia

1. An estimated 70% of all money spent by tourists in Thailand ends up leaving the country.<p>A study by Sustainable Living found that over two-thirds …

Asia

10 Underrated Travel Destinations in Europe.

By College Tourist - Author, Alex Mathews, Davidson College.<p>If you want to branch out from the major European destinations while abroad, check out this list to add some great cities to your travel bucket list.<p>Chances are, when you studied abroad in Europe, you made sure to visit cities like London, …

European Travel

Best Honeymoon Hideaway Hotels in the World

Begin married life with an unforgettable trip for two to one of GAYOT's top honeymoon hotels worldwide. Set in romantic destinations from playful Paris to peaceful Thailand, these luxurious properties offer an intimate feel and plenty of pampering extras that are sure to let your love blossom. …

Bucket List Places You Need To See In The Next Decade

"Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?" What if instead of a dreaded job interview question, this was asked as a travel challenge? Suddenly the whole world opens up.<p>You had better start thinking, because the world will look very different in the next decade than it does today. For …

US aviation authority: Boeing 787 software bug could cause 'loss of control'

The US air safety authority has issued a warning and maintenance order over a software bug that causes a complete electric shutdown of Boeing’s 787 and potentially “loss of control” of the aircraft.<p>In the latest of a long line of problems plaguing Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, which saw the company’s …

Aviation