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More Beijing at Night

Tip for Noise at Night<p>I’m getting re-used to APS-C sensors! Man, you really gotta keep that ISO at 100 to keep the noise to an absolute minimum. The …

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A Welcome, and my Favorite Photos from China<p>Here is a rediculous video… you can see me struggling I think! hehe… but it was fun to make… and I ended …

12 Crazy Expensive Hotel Suites Around The World

From high-roller villas in Las Vegas to the uber-decadent suite in Istanbul where Madonna shacked up with her beau, these suites are designed to make you drool — and sold at prices that will make you gag.

Mini guide to eating in San Francisco

With specialities ranging from Far East fusion cuisine to hearty organic comfort food, California’s City by the Bay takes notes from all culinary corners.<p>You will need to build up an appetite to visit San Francisco: it has more restaurants per capita than any other US city, covering every possible …

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Speakeasies Around the World: Where to Drink Like Jay Gatsby

<i>-- By Jennifer M. Wood, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Alcohol may be legal, but that hasn't stopped a proliferation of hard-to-find drinkeries that recall the 18th amendment. As The Great Gatsby hits theaters, we uncover ten speakeasies where you can party like it's 1922.<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>The Best …

The Best Water Parks in the World (PHOTOS)

Who doesn't feel like a kid again when at a water park? Whether you're visiting with your own kids, or are just trying to revive your inner kid, a water park can be just what you need for a little fun this summer. We've visited tons and tons of water parks during our travels, and have seen all …

How to Pack Light: 9 Tips to Lighten Your Load

Packing requires practicality: Not only must you carefully plot what items to bring, but you must also strategically organize them into one compact carry-on. With steep checked-baggage fees increasing already lofty flight costs, experienced globetrotters often suggest stripping down to the absolute …

Five sites for exploring Edo-era Tokyo

Technology and fashion might be the first things that come to mind when you think of Tokyo, but even the city's most cutting-edge characteristics are framed by a past when 'Edo' (the pre-1868 name for Tokyo) was the world's biggest city and military Shogun ruled the country. While the US has its …

Japanese noodles for beginners

<i>This is an excerpt from the Eating chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>Tokyo</i> <i>guide.</i><p>It’s hard to imagine how Tokyo could function without noodles. From traditional Japanese staples such as <i>soba</i> and <i>udon</i> to that much beloved Chinese import that is <i>rāmen</i>, Tokyoites slurp down an impressive amount of noodles in …

7 ‘ethnic’ foods that aren’t ethnic at all

Ah, delicious takeout! But what to order? Time to find the stack of Chinese/Thai/Italian restaurant menus in your area, and choose from one of the …

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America's Best New BBQ (PHOTOS)

Dry rub or marinade? North Carolina vinegar or Kansas City sweet sauce?<p>Although the classic barbecue debates rage on, the new generation of pit masters is less interested in regional styles -- they're too busy sourcing heritage meat, experimenting with nontraditional flavors, and pairing …

Demand for International Travel Through the Roof

According to Hipmunk, demand for international travel is at an all-time high, which is great news for certain people in the hospitality industry. This doesn't just include Americans heading overseas for their vacations, but a slew of international travelers are also coming to America for their …

Three Cool Small Hotel Chains You've Probably Never Heard Of

There are over 3,500 Marriott hotels on Earth. There could be 3.5 million and that still wouldn't be enough to satisfy the world's traveling population, and so, for your future travel pleasures, we present <b>three small hotel chains you've probably never heard of but should totally book because</b> …

14 Hipster-Friendly Hotels Around The World

But what if your tastes aren't so easily defined? What if you're just as interested in brown-bagging it on a rooftop as you are in a five-star meal? Dive-bar environments with mint Danish design? What if you're a hip/ster creative-minded millennial?<p>With more and more of us wanting something that's …