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10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Japan

Japan is somewhere I think everyone should visit. From futuristic skyscrapers to tranquil bamboo forests and neon arcades to serene temples, it’s …

Japan

Bay Area San Francisco hikes: 9 trails with waterfall endings - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in February 2017. It has been updated and republished with the most recent information.</i><p>The Bay Area’s abundance of outdoors activities is no secret, and now that spring <i>and</i> springtime rains are here, there’s no better time to get outside, …

Before You Go to Tokyo, Learn These Etiquette Tips

But if you stick your chopsticks straight into your rice, you're on your own.<p>Welcome to Tokyo. You've probably traveled a long way to get here, you want to have a good time, and—most importantly—you’re hungry.<p>But the language barrier for tourists is real, and when the culture is also not your own, …

Japan

Kyushu: Why tourists should forget Honshu and visit this underrated Japanese island instead

“Welcome to paradise!” says the naked, middle-aged woman sitting beside me, grinning as she sinks deeper into the almost-too-hot spring water pool at …

A New Restaurant in Tokyo Has its Own Indoor Forest and Cave

Whether you've visited Japan or not, you've likely heard about its incredible culinary scene — and its capital city, Tokyo, in particular, has some …

The Best Restaurants in Maui Will Convince You to Cross the Pacific

In between hiking up volcanoes, lounging beachside with a cocktail in hand, and soaring through the tropical landscape via zip line, you'll need to …

16 travel destinations for people who want to get away from the crowds

If uncrowded areas and secluded escapes sound like bliss to you, then you might want to put one of these introverted vacation destinations on your list.<p>Forget the crowds and hype of places like Vegas, L.A., and Cancun, because these hidden gems are much more your style. Some actually cater to …

Desert nights: how Marrakech's party scene is taking root

I cut my hand on a cactus as I was rushing to see Nicolas Jaar. There was the smell of rosemary and lavender on the desert air. Guided by a booming kick drum, I arrived at the rectangular pool that reflects the main stage of Oasis festival. As I joined the sweating crowd, a smooth electro track …

Travel

Travel guide to Tokyo’s semi-tropical Hachijo Island (Hachijojima)

Tropical islands may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Tokyo, but let me assure you, they exist, palm trees and all. While …

Japan

The Ainu Are Japan's Indigenous People

Japan has a reputation for being about as homogenous as a country can be. But the people who would eventually become the Japanese weren't always from …

Where to Eat in Barcelona

As recommended by the staff at Pakta. —Michael Idov

8 Tips That Will Make Your Japan Trip Easier

Traveling to a foreign country can be distressing in many ways: language barriers, geographical unfamiliarity, and trying to spend wisely are just some of the concerns that arise. Even when a destination is popular and well-traversed by tourists, it can still be hard to discover the best tips and …

Spain and Portugal Wine Regions

Interested in wine travel in Spain and Portugal? Our wine regions map will let you zero in on the wines you enjoy most, and the best places to stay …

James Martin

This Tropical Island is the Least-Visited Country in the World

Do you consider yourself to be well-traveled? Perhaps you've been lucky enough to visit tropical destinations like Fiji, Hawaii, and Bali. But …

11 of the Most Beautiful Hikes in the World Photos

The emerald lakes on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand.Photo: John Crux Photography / Getty Images<p>Be it scaling the sides of mountains or walking a winding trail for days on end, humans will go to extreme lengths for scenic adventure. Seeking out places almost untouched by development …

Food blogger captures her visit to a remote, mystical Japanese restaurant

When she heard about a remote Japanese restaurant run by a master calligrapher and serving up exquisite tofu dishes, Italian food blogger Andrea Soranidis of The Petite Cook knew she had to visit. Teaming up with the guys at Great Big Story, she chronicled her journey in this beautiful short …

The 13 Most Stunning Greek Isles to Visit

Greece is the most beautiful country in the world, says every Greek person ever. That famous pride aside, if you’ve ever been to the Greek islands, …

Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau Shares Her Favorite Food Experiences In Las Vegas

<i>Welcome to EAT THIS CITY, your tour of the best restaurants in one of our favorite cities, as chosen by a world-class chef, celebrity, or local hero.</i><p>This week, we’re returning to the city that never sleeps to meet with renowned restaurateur and founder/ CEO of the restaurant development company …

Kamakura Guide – Japan

During our recent trip to Japan, we spent a few days in Tokyo. As we had already visited this amazing city, we took this opportunity to go out on a …

Cooking (Australia)

10 Coolest Tokyo Hotels Where You'll Overstay Your Welcome

When you’re surrounded by neon lights, high-end shopping, sushi and cherry blossoms, you know you’ve found your way to Tokyo.<p>Being the world’s …

Hiking The Ridge Between Mammoth and June!

Dave Mccoy, who founded the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area around the same time the U.S. entered World War II, had plans to connect June Mountain to …

10 amazing things to do in Finland

From stripping off on a ski slope to climbing a frozen waterfall - the long winter nights in Finland must just fly by<p>Glamp out under the Northern …

12 foreign islands that most Americans have probably never heard of

Ibiza's iconic Space nightclub shuts

After 27 years and millions of dancers Space Ibiza is closing.<p>If you haven't heard of the club, you'll know much of the music it influenced and scores of superstar DJs from across the world turned out for one last momentous party.<p><i>Produced and filmed by Paul Riseley and Katy Hastings.</i>

Ibiza

6 Japanese habits I had to break when I returned home to the US

1. Bowing to strangers<p>In Japan I had to bow everywhere from stores to buses, and even friends’ homes. It’s a part of the culture. At home I found …

There Is Now A Google Map Filled With A World Of Airport Wi-Fi Passwords

It can sometimes be a real pain to locate the passwords for Wi-Fi access in airports around the world, but then you remember it’s 2016 and that info …

Dreamy teepee-shaped huts cater to the elderly in a Japanese forest

This cluster of teepee-shaped huts huddled in the forest may look like a whimsical play space for children, but Tokyo architect Issei Suma designed …

Old Age

Spongebob Fans Can Now Sleep In A Real-Life Pineapple Hotel, Just Not Under The Sea

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? *Add Your Name* Squarepants! Yep, thanks to Nickelodeon you can now live in a pineapple just like Spongebob …

The Video That Will Make You Want To Drop Everything And Visit Iceland

Iceland is one of the most breathtaking countries to explore in, dare I say it, all the world! Its dramatic landscape gives us travellers some of the …

Travelers

5 spots to soak up the scenery from hot springs in Idaho and Montana

Like every traveler, I'm always searching for that little piece of paradise hidden from the masses. And I think I have finally found it in the form of hot soaks in Idaho and Montana.<p>As a newcomer to these parts by way of the gritty streets of East London, I noticed that there are two types of …

Hiking