Alona Redvanski

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The World’s 20 Most Peaceful Countries

If the world is getting you down, then perhaps it’s time to consider a move to one of the countries on this list of the most peaceful nations on the …

How to travel Japan by train

Chances are, if you were to tell most people you were off to go visit Iwate Prefecture in Japan, you would probably be met with a collective, "Huh?." If you were to follow that up by explaining it was the part of Japan that was affected by the terrible tsunami in early 2011, then you would probably …

A Visual Guide to Eating Sushi in Japan

In Japan, sushi is more than a delicious meal—it’s a revered art form. If your definition of the delicacy is California rolls with soy sauce and …

What I packed for a year of living abroad as a digital nomad

It’s a cliché among frequent travelers that globe-trotting cures the desire for material possessions. You simply think differently about physical …

MacBook Air

Kale Smoothie: Try this Kale-Ginger Detox Smoothie

<i>Photos by Rikki Snyder</i><p>Hi there! I’m Julia from <b>The Roasted Root</b>, and this is my very first post on Oh My Veggies! I am thrilled to be joining …

14 Books That Inspired Steve Jobs

Why did Apple “think different?”<p>Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>“The reason that …

11 Places To Travel As A Solo Female Traveler

Whether it's for love, adventure or both, women are taking solo vacations like never before so travel website Trippy.com asked its membership to weigh in on the best destinations for women traveling alone. Some chose the locations they thought were safest while others used the male-to-female ratio …

6 secret beaches that you can only get to on a yacht

Leaf-peeping may be in full swing in the northern hemisphere, but in the yachting world, it's always an endless summer. The closest thing you'll find to a turning of seasons is the change from "Mediterranean season" to "Caribbean season" and back.<p>The Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, which …

Great Scott! Japan Has Back to the Future Cafes

Not cafe, but cafes. Plural!<p>Today is October 21, 2015. You know, BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY. And to mark the franchise’s thirtieth anniversary, five …

The Problem With Atheism

I’ve been writing Daily Zen since I was 14. When I was in high school, I found myself intoxicated by various introductions to new ideas. I became …

op Journal

After generations of sleeping outside, you tend to pick up a few tricks. Since 1938, REI employees and members have been creating and tuning pro tips …

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 …

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays (like Punta Caracol above) …

5 things that are considered incredibly rude in Japan

With its baroque rituals and ancient traditions, Japanese etiquette strikes fear in the hearts of even seasoned travelers. But no need to worry: It's effort — not execution — that matters most to the Japanese.<p>"Everybody understands you're from a different culture," says Yuko Ehara, a Tokyo-based …

teamlab projects colorful flowers on fish at enoshima aquarium in japan

<b>teamlab projects colorful flowers on fish at enoshima aquarium in japan</b><br>all images courtesy of teamlab<p><b>from now until dec 25, 2015, visitors to the</b> …

The other Japan: secret beaches of Okinawa and the Southwest Islands

Okinawa and the Southwest Islands comprise one of Japan's pretty little secrets – a side of Japan that differs from the mainland in culture and pace. They take a little more time and effort to access, but the rewards for getting there are gorgeous semi-tropical, white-sand beaches and clear …

Ata: A Tokyo seafood bistro that does so much more than seafood

Bouillabaisse, fish and chips, beef Parmentier, foie gras <i>dengaku</i>. For a self-proclaimed seafood bistro, Ata certainly covers a lot of territory — …

A Tiny Hidden Home You Can Only Reach on Foot

Or horseback, if you're lucky.<p>If you've ever craved some serious alone time, this just might be the place to do it. The architecture firm Snohetta created this completely remote cabin in Norway with escaping in mind. Built out of natural elements like rocks and grass, the home is not only secluded, …

Architecture

Tulip wonderland, Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park (かみゆうべつチューリップ公園)

Visiting this beautiful tulip park is definitely one of the highlights of my last Hokkaido trip, the scale of the park is enough to leave a lasting …

Tiny Travel Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

Having the latest technology at your fingertips doesn't have to mean weighing down your suitcase. We've found eight can't-travel-without gadgets you never knew existed (until now), and best of all, they're all pocket-sized.<p><b>VoltReady Dual Output Portable Battery</b><p>Charge your iPhone 6 and your Kindle …

Kyoto Nishiki Food Market, 400 years

With a history of 400 years, the Nishiki Ichiba street of Kyoto is one of the oldest shopping districts in Japan. Originally established as a fish …

Japan

How to stay safe on your next camping trip

When the warmer weather hits, nature lovers like to take to the unbeaten path, packing up their tents, sleeping bags and campfire equipment to sleep …

Camping

10 Bucket List Activities for the Great American Adventurer

And gear to help you conquer all

Hiking

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.

5 Japanese Beaches That You're REALLY Missing Out On

<i>by Katherine LaGrave, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Alamy<p>Southeast Asia may get all the love when it comes to tropical beaches, but on Japan's southern islands of Okinawa Prefecture, picturesque white-sand beaches draw locals year-round. Here, you'll find average annual temperatures of 74 degrees, and more …

On One Of Japan's Most Magical Streets, An Architect Brings Beauty To A Chicken Shop

Harmonica Yokocho is a special street, beyond even its wondrous name. The narrow alleyway in the stylish Tokyo suburb of Kichijoji is a time warp, still suffused with "the atmosphere of black-market stalls during the post-World War II period," writes the architect Kengo Kuma.<p>This year Kuma …

6 Magic Questions to Help You Decode Your Dreams

You don't need a dream dictionary to understand your dreams.<p>Using a Gestalt approach to dreams, we are asked to let go of the need to analyze the …