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Walled City, Hong Kong: The incredible story of the lawless enclave inside Hong Kong

In the Hong Kong suburb of Mong Kok, you'd be hard-pressed to spin on one foot without knocking someone sideways, such is the limitation on personal …

Hong Kong

The Best Places to Visit in California for Major West Coast Wanderlust

Start ticking these Golden State stars off your list.<p>California has a mind-numbing amount of places to visit and incredible attractions to see. From …

California

10 curious places you must visit in your lifetime, according to the world's most travelled person

Don Parrish has been to all 193 UN member countries, seen more than 500 World Heritage Sites, and holds the number one ranking on a database of the world’s most travelled people, having visited 852 of the 874 countries, territories, states, provinces and islands it details.<p>He is, probably, the …

Washington D.C.

Boston’s Tourist Trap Restaurants That Are Actually Good

If you’re going to be obvious, do so in the best way possible<p>Boston is a tourist’s dream. It’s old, it’s historic, and it’s unimaginably pretty. As such, it’s <i>loaded</i> with tourist traps. Most of these establishments aren’t worth your hard-earned coin, but some are actually very decent to extremely …

New England

Will Ischia Be Italy's Next Hot Destination? 16 Reasons to Visit Now

Ischia may be one of Italy’s best-kept secrets (as far as international travelers are concerned), an 18-square mile volcanic island hiding in plain view—yes, that’s the hazy outcropping you see in the distance as you sail to its sparkly neighbor Capri in the Gulf of Naples.<p>But there are many …

Italy

The Best Burgers in Los Angeles, According to Top Chefs

Whether you’re dining in or driving thru, Southern California gets few things better than a meat sandwich on a bun. Here’s where to dig in.<p>By Kate …

Los Angeles

Puglia: Where to Eat in Italy's Most Overlooked Food Destination

Mozzarella for breakfast, sunbathing for lunch.<p>There’s a French-Italian film by Marco Ferreri called <i>La Grand Bouffe</i> about a group of friends that decide to eat themselves to death. While the point of the movie is to satire consumerism, you understand how such a thing is possible after spending a …

Italy

The 32 Hottest Breweries in America Right Now

We live in a golden age of craft brewing, one where nearly 6,500 breweries are currently pouring everything from buzzy hazy and milkshake IPAs to …

Beer

The Best Burritos in San Francisco, According to Insiders

San Francisco is known for the Mission burrito, an especially large version stuffed with rice and other toppings and wrapped in aluminum foil that …

San Francisco

The 38 Essential Osaka Restaurants

Where to find fancy Japanese steaks, loaded okonomiyaki, chewy udon, and fluffy Dojima roll cake in Japan’s second-largest city<p>Japan’s second-largest city has long been nicknamed “the Nation’s Kitchen,” so it’s natural that its biggest draw is the cooking. Food is in Osaka’s blood — “<i>kuidaore</i>,” …

Japan

The Best Coffee Beans You Can Buy, According to Award-Winning Baristas

Because great coffee requires great beans.<p>Pssst. You — yes you. The exhausted dad fumbling around the coffee maker. We get it: at certain time in the …

Coffee

Where to Eat Italian Food in Boston

It’s not all about the North End (but okay, sure, there’s a lot of good Italian food in the North End)<p>Boston isn’t short on Italian food — it’s easy to find variations inspired by different regions of the old country, as well as the red sauce variety popularized by so many Italian-American …

Italian Food

I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde perennially tanned travel photographer seems to spend more …

Italy

The Best Universities in the World Today

When it comes to choosing a research university, you should probably, well, do your research.<p>Choose a college wisely. Consider factors such as cost, …

5 Great, Affordable Alternatives To Italy's Most Popular Spots

Italy’s most popular destinations attract millions of visitors each year for good reason—they are places of almost indescribable beauty or home to epochal art (or both). Everyone wants to visit these charmed locales and in summer, it can seem as if everyone does. So where to go if you want to …

10 Sandwiches to Eat in Italy Before You Die

Add these regional panini to your bucket list, and get to work.<p>Italy is one of the great sandwich nations of the world. A leader in cured meats, …

Italy

These Are the 10 Best Hot Dog Joints in America

According to Yelp reviewers.<p>Hot dogs are a time-honored summer snack for those who’ve been lounging at the beach or walking around in the heat all …

18 of the Best Greek Islands to Visit in Your Lifetime

Not all islands are created equal, and the ones in Greece are all especially charming. Here are the best Greek islands you need to visit.<p>The Greek …

9 Companies That Want You to Travel — and Will Pay You to Do It

These companies really help you customize your work-life balance.<p>Believe it or not, there are some companies that will actually help their employees …

Beyond Positano: This Is Where Italian Locals Go to Escape the Crowds

Picture the ultimate summer: Zipping around the Italian coastline on a Vespa, learning to make pasta in the quaint olive grove–lined farmhouses, …

11 Stunning Things To Do In Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is an area of Italy that’s just so beautiful to see. It’s one of those spots that seems so typically Italian and feels like a proper …

Italy

15 Exotic Biryanis From In And Around India You Should Know About Before Calling Yourself A Foodie

If <i>biryani</i> is your bae, then this article is for you. Here are scrumptious 15 <i>biryanis</i> that you must try at least once in your life:<p><b>Kalyani Biryani</b><p>The …

Biryani

When Exactly to Buy Your Next International Flight, According to a Study of 350 Million Fares (Video)

When it comes to airfare, it's all about the timing.<p>CheapAir.com released the results from its international airfare study on Thursday, and the …

The Wild Pizzas of Southern Italy Have to Be Seen to Be Believed

A restaurant critic and two chefs go on a pie-in-the-sky adventure to find exactly how far you can stretch the idea of pizza.<p>When do dough, tomato …

Italy

This Southern Fried Chicken Restaurant Is Taking Over the Country

In just a few weeks, Los Angeles will have another top-notch Southern restaurant to claim its own, thanks to the speedy expansion of <b>Yardbird Southern</b> …

Oscars 2018: 8 nominated movies you can watch on Netflix now 🎬

Frankly, the best place to catch the bulk of the 2018 Oscar-nominated films will be in theaters. But if you want to check off a few viewings from your sofa, here's what Netflix has to offer. (Sadly, no, "Get Out" is not available on Netflix.)<p>'Mudbound'<p>Metacritic score: 85<p>Netflix picked up …

David Chang’s First LA Restaurant Opens Tonight

David Chang’s newest restaurant makes its Los Angeles debut tonight. Majordomo marks the Momofuku chef’s first official project in the city, and it’s been a long time coming. Chang expanded the New York-based Momofuku empire to Sydney, Australia, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas before …

Far Bar Owners Opening New Izakaya Just a Few Doors Down in Little Tokyo

The partners of Far Bar converted a convenience store into Little Tokyo’s latest izakaya stop, dubbed <b>Sake Dojo</b>. The new restaurant is below the Hotel Miyako on First Street in the Downtown neighborhood, and should open by mid-February.<p>Sake Dojo is the work of Don Tahara, Mike Gin, and Señor Fish …

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent entreaty that my trek will go well. My obeisance is taking place in front of a small wooden building, rather like a summerhouse. It is a shrine in the town of Takijiri-oji, a …

Hiking

These Are the 25 Best Wine Bars in the U.S.

Nectar of the gods, honey of the vines, ambrosia in a glass: No matter what you call it, people will flock to drink it.<p>Ever since humanity began …

Napa Valley