Kevin Liu

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66 Ideas For Your Magical 2018 World Bucket List

Whether you set New Year's resolutions or not, you undoubtedly have a few things in the back of your mind that you want to achieve, see, or do. …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

The uncrowded alternative to Halong Bay that you probably haven't heard of

I was standing in King Kong’s lair, transported here by a bamboo sampan that had weaved its way along a network of ochre waters, cutting through buoyant bunches of purple hyacinth, gliding past rippling layers of emerald mountains, to a series of vast interconnected caves. Amber dragonflies darted …

This Is The Most Beautiful Village In France – Collonges-La-Rouge

And this isn’t some sensationalist title I’m making up either. The red village of Collonges La Rouge has already been awards the title of one of the …

France

Guizhou photos: 14 beautiful places southwest China | CNN Travel

Travel

Why Hunting Down 'Authentic Ethnic Food' Is A Loaded Proposition

Hunting down that obscure Vietnamese place that serves up <i>bánh bao</i> exactly like you'd find in Hanoi, or an Indian joint with <i>dal</i>just like the one you had on that trip to New Delhi, is a not uncommon pursuit in these food-obsessed days. But our culinary hunt for "authentic ethnic" food can be a …

Japanese Food

I fall for strangers: I thought my fantasies made me writerly and special — it took decades to see how they were ruining my life

“Is it possible to fall in love with someone you don’t really know?” I asked; he said that it was much, much easier<p>A long, long time ago, back when I was young, unencumbered, and had the luxury of spending hours upon hours thinking about myself, I attended a family wedding where, at some point …

Dream Away in These 5 Stunning Natural Tunnels in Japan – Japan Info

Japan is well known as a country of nature and wonder. What better way to enjoy the seasons in Japan than being completely surrounded by leaves, …

In Praise of Polarizing Food

Canned sardines turn many Americans off to fresh sardines, which is a shame. In <i>Tin House</i>‘s 2009 Appetites Issue, Jeff Koehler shares the little …

Haruki Murakami on the Weirdness of His Birthday as a Public Event

In the introduction to <i>Birthday Stories</i>, a 2004 anthology edited by Haruki Murakami, Murakami writes about the particular weirdness of having his …

Literature

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

12 of the best multi-country trips

Picking one single country to visit can be a challenge – so why not cross a few borders while you’re away? These trips pack in a glut of different …

Madcapra wraps a bit more of Brooklyn into flatbread with falafel

Madcapra, my friend Gillian insists, is not a falafel stand. And in several respects I may even agree. Its chefs, Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson, come to Madcapra from Glasserie, a well-regarded restaurant in a gloriously inconvenient corner of Brooklyn. When you find yourself at its marble counter …

Los Angeles

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter - Trailer 1

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination …

This amazing Weipa recipe tastes every bit like fried rice without frying rice

For the uninitiated, <b>Weipa is a fried rice condiment</b> that is popular in the Japanese interpretation of Chinese food. Even if you’re not in Japan or …

Five of our favorite blogs about Japan

There’s a lot of information about Japan floating around on the internet, so finding a really great site can seem like a never-ending endeavor. As …

Evaporated

Syria is the most dangerous place in the world for journalists. More than 60 have been killed there since the war began, and many others have been kidnapped, becoming pawns in the conflict. The author picks up the trail of two colleagues, Austin Tice and Jim Foley, who vanished in 2012.<p>On May 23, …

The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit

For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal. To the spooked locals, he became a legend—or maybe a myth. They wondered how he could possibly be real. Until …