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By Paul Katz | Far away locales and what to do once you arrive.

How to travel with just a carry-on

As an avid carry-on traveler it amazes me how many people are still checking a bag.<p>The usual response I get when I ask friends and family why they’re choosing to pay a $25 or higher fee instead of just packing a carry-on is that they could never fit all their belongings into one small bag.<p>With …

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13 Incredible Secret Alleys Around The World

Where to find pop-up restaurants, public art, and some of the tiniest bars in the world.<p>Back alleys can be some of the most unexpectedly lush, intimate spaces in cities around the world. Once home to Dumpsters and deliveries, these small streets are being rediscovered worldwide, as locals plant …

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Why Seoul is Destined to Become Asia’s Next Hottest City Break

More than just Gangnam Style and K-pop, Seoul is a city where you’re witnessing development in ultra-high speed. Not long ago, the South Korean …

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Airbnb listing in Japan reveals travel destination with exclusive use of huge private island

Sleep in a <b>traditional Japanese house</b> while surrounded by <b>rice paddies, beaches, tree-houses, zip lines and a lighthouse</b> on your very own private …

Adventure Travel

Service Protect will automatically detect when your flight is delayed and request compensation

Service is an app we’ve covered before – the startup acts as an intermediary between you and businesses where you’ve had bad experiences. So this means whenever your bags are lost by an airline or a restaurant ruins your meal, Service will interface with the business on your behalf to help make …

Compensation

The world's best hotel pools

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The 25 best hotels in the world, according to travelers

We all want to feel taken care of when we go on vacation, and luckily some hotels go above and beyond to make sure that happens.<p>That's especially true of the hotels that made it onto Travel + Leisure's list of the 100 best hotels in the world. The list is a part of T+L's annual World's Best Awards, …

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The Most Unusual Hotel Rooms in the World

We've covered some pretty over-the-top hotels in our time, and we've learned that space pod suites in the middle of a vineyard and floating hotel …

Middle East Travel

7 Best New Korean BBQ Restaurants in L.A.

Los Angeles is home to the largest Korean population in the United States. As a result, the city is blessed with a seemingly endless supply of soju …

Korean Food

Your Guide to Exploring D.C. for Free (Really)

Washington, D.C., is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. And for good reason. With centuries of nation-making history and …

Travel

The Best Hotels in Hong Kong

High-end hotel brands with global reputations topped the list of the city's very best.<p>Hong Kong is experiencing a massive transformation—culturally, economically, politically–and there are no signs of it slowing down. (Check out this piece about Hong Kong's new generation.)<p>These days, young Chinese …

Hong Kong

The Best Hotels in Tokyo

Expect sweeping city views, impeccable customer service, and first-class cuisine.<p>Harajuku fashion, cherry blossoms, and sushi may be some of the first things that come to mind when thinking of Tokyo. But the Japanese capital’s skyscraper hotels are just as iconic — as is the country’s custom of …

Tokyo

5 Essential Smartphone Apps to Help You Survive Your Next Japan Trip!

Traveling can be very exhausting sometimes with all of the things you need to take care of – taking care of your visa-related paperwork, working on a …

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Exploring Vietnam’s remote Con Dao Islands

Way south of the mainland, Vietnam’s idyllic Con Dao Islands (population 6000-ish) are the perfect oceanic antidote to the feverish energy and punishing pollution that can afflict the nation’s booming mega-cities.<p>For decades the main settlement of Con Son was used by the French and Americans as an …

Asia

This 'Glamping' Resort Has The Most Epic View In All Of Japan

See you never, sleeping bag.<p>If you've ever rolled your eyes at the concept of "glamping" (glamorous camping), prepare to eat your words.<p>HOSHINOYA Fuji, a glamping resort nestled in the forests of a national park in Japan, is exactly what camping should be. That is, if camping included gourmet …

Japan

The world's best amusement parks 2016, according to TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor has just announced the winners of its annual Travelers' Choice awards for the world's best amusement parks and water parks.<p>For the second year in a row, Universal’s Island of the Adventure in Orlando nabbed the top spot as reviewers' favorite theme park. The Florida hotspot received top …

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Here's what the $99 flight from LA to Iceland is like

A nine-hour direct flight in coach sounds like hell on wings to me. I’m not spoiled—I’ve only flown business class once in my life, to Amsterdam on a new Dreamliner aircraft, which was truly a dream. Private pods, welcome gifts in reusable clutch purses, warm towels and food, pillows and eye masks, …

Airplanes

Jonathan Gold's 6 favorite Asian fried chicken joints in the L.A. area

Does Los Angeles live by Nashville hot chicken alone? No — not as long as there’s a universe of Asian fried chicken too.<p><b>Max's Restaurant —</b> Is Max’s the Coco’s of the Philippines? Yes, Max’s is kind of the Coco’s of the Philippines, the Glendale outlet of a biggish, aggressively normal chain that …

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The 14 Best Brunches in The World

Brunch: It’s everyone’s favorite weekend activity. Few things beat a languorous mid-day meal, belaboring whether you’ll order a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa, eggs benedict or huevos rancheros. Then, depending on the season, savoring the victory of your choices patio-side in the sun, or cozied up indoors …

Food

Five places to travel by train in Europe

With the advent of discount flights, the default way of travelling around Europe seems to have become flying. Trying to cram everything in to a small …

Adventure Travel

10 reasons to put Jeonju on your bucket list

Jeonju ranks among South Korea’s most popular destinations for Korean travellers. With its historic architecture and buzzing food scene – the city was named a Unesco City of Gastronomy in 2012 – it’s easy to see why. For foreign travellers it’s still flying under the radar, but as word spreads, …

Asia Travel

California's Classic Road Trip: The Pacific Coast Highway

Most of my family's travel is international, but when my son suggested driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, we couldn't resist.<p>Our first stop was Stanford University. Staying at the newly-opened Clement hotel in Palo Alto was a dream. The rooms, pool and gym are …

Road Trips

The Wonderful Insanity of Shinjuku, Tokyo

Tokyo is incredible. Shinjuku is Tokyo’s craziest parts distilled down to a few blocks. Lights and sounds and crowds and madness. It’s amazing.<p>It’s quite something to experience, but if you can’t, here are a bunch of photos and a 360-video to give you an idea what it’s like.<p><i>Thinking about a long</i> …

Tokyo

7 Gorgeous Spas in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has its share of luxurious spas and wellness sanctuaries; treat yourself like the locals do, enjoying Art Deco ambience at Sauna Deco and …

Amsterdam

10 Reasons Why Japan is Awesome for Solo Female Travel

I didn't go to Japan looking to test out its safety or to see if it was or wasn't a good place for solo female travel. I'm so used to traveling on my own these days that it seems normal to me, however I have to say, I was especially blown away by my solo experience in Japan.<p>Not only did I feel …

Tokyo

Why I Went to Hong Kong for a Three-Day Weekend—And You Should, Too

Look, I hear you; it’s insane to fly across the world for a quick trip. When my family found out I was heading from New York to Hong Kong for only four and a half days (<i>including</i> travel time), I got an earful. “You’re going for <i>how</i> long?” “Are you crazy?” “Why are you wasting your money like that?” …

Inside the luxury sleeper train in South America set to travel through one of the highest rail routes in the world

Travellers in Peru will soon have a lavish new way to experience the country as the first luxury sleeper train in South America launches next year. If that’s not enough to pique your interest, the travel and hotel company Belmond has released some images that show off the designs for the new …

10 of the best new affordable hotels in New York City

Pod 39 Hotel<p>In an elegant brick building in Manhattan’s Murray Hill, this excellent budget option opened following the success of sister hotel, The Pod. It trumps the elder sibling – now renamed Pod 51 – as all its rooms are en suite and it has a fabulous brick-pillared rooftop bar serving tacos …

Boutique Hotels

The 10 Weirdest Hotels in the World

Now that places like crazy colorful hotels and their art-infused rooms exist, there’s really no going back to ordinary. Since it seems like there’s something for everyone these days — from must-visit foodie hotels to haunted Airbnbs — creativity is becoming competition. These 10 unusual hotels give …