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Japanese rail company: We’re sorry train departed 20 seconds early

A rail company in Japan said they “deeply apologize” for a train that left 20 seconds ahead of schedule, stirring envy from rail commuters in other countries around the world. TODAY’s Carson Daly reports from the Orange Room.

Jollibee Is The Fast Food Chain America Needs Right Now

The most popular chain in the Philippines has been slowly expanding into the United States—we'd like to gently suggest that they speed things up. Way …

San Francisco Bay Area

This luxury train will keep you pampered as you go on a tour through Japan

<b>There’s a new way to travel in Japan, and it offers nothing but luxury.</b><p>Train Suite Shiki-Shima, is set to launch this May and will soon be zooming …

The Swale Floating Food Forest Is Coming to New York City

The art-meets-public-service project returns with some new additions.<p>Farmers' markets are nothing new in New York City, but actually <i>foraging</i> for your food (calling Seamless doesn’t count) is never really an option. But, all that is set to change this spring as the popular floating food forest, …

12 Cool Towns That Make Long Island a Year-Round Star

<b>Promoted by: Discover Long Island.</b> Visit DiscoverLongIsland.com for trip ideas, things to do and help <b>planning a Long Island road trip</b>.<p>Thanks to …

Best State Parks in the United States for a Thousand

<i>This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their 60’s, are (mostly) retired,and are ticking off “bucket list”</i> …

National Parks

Rent a Car One Way in Europe For Only One Euro

Y ou can rent a car one way in Europe for only one euro — all taxes included — with Europcar, as long as you have a valid driver license and are 18 …

Things to Do before You Plan a Dubai Trip

Dubai, a true desert retreat, is the second name of extravagance and opulence. From huge shopping malls, jewelry shops, and beaches to luxury hotels, …

Travel

10 of the best rail journeys you've probably never heard of

Trains

Qualcomm's new all-in-one VR headset will be cheaper than the Rift and Vive

Getting into VR is a damn costly proposition.<p>First, you’ve got to get a headset. The HTC Vive costs an eye-watering $799, and the Oculus isn’t much better at $599. Then you’ve got to get a computer with a meaty-enough graphics card and oodles or RAM, just to power the headset you just bought. Then, …

Virtual Reality

Brazil legend Ronaldo to return to Real Madrid as Florentino’s advisor

 Listen to this<p><b>Madrid, Aug 24 (IANS)</b> Brazilian football legend Ronaldo Nazario will return to Real Madrid as an advisor to president Florentino …

The Other Machu Picchu You Should Know About

The first bus to Machu Picchu leaves Peru’s party-all-night tourist town, Aguas Calientes, at six in the morning. The line to be on it forms sometime …

South America

23 best street food cities | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Sidewalk vendors, push carts, holes in a wall -- even in cities with rich reputations for fine dining, some of the best meals are on the streets.<p>Places like Hong Kong have blurred the line between haute cuisine and quick comfort food, as humble dim sum diners win Michelin stars.<p>That's still …

CNN

Touring South Africa in the lap of luxury aboard Rovos Rail's restored train

There I was, paddling down the Zambezi River in Zambia, surrounded by hungry hippos and crocodiles with a predatory gleam in their yellow-green eyes.<p>This was indeed the majestic Zambezi, home of Victoria Falls, stamping ground of adventurers Henry Stanley and David Livingstone. But I shared a canoe …

South Africa

5 Secret Islands In Southeast Asia To Visit Before They Become Too Mainstream

Whether it is for a quick escape from your chaotic work schedule or a laidback holiday with your family, these secret islands are your best …

City Hacks: Chiang Mai

Bangkok’s cousin is often overlooked as a destination of choice, but the country’s northern capital seems to be ascending the popularity ranks of …

India Tours & Travel Guide | Best Tourism & Holidays Portal of India

Cultural Travel Packages<p>Numerous religions, ethos, customs, traditions, food, languages, castes etc have made India unique and diverse. The country …

Asia Travel

Top 10: the best five-star Hong Kong hotels

An insider's guide to the Hong Kong's top five-star hotels, from modern high-rises to palatial grande dames, including the best for swimming pools with views, Michelin-starred restaurants, sumptuous spas and luxurious rooms, in areas including Hong Kong island, the Central Business District and the …

Hong Kong

11 Coolest Underwater Hotels in the World

From Dubai to Sweden, these hotels (and hotel bars, spas, and restaurants) take sleeping with the fishes to a whole new below-sea level. Prepared to be wowed by deep blue and bright turquoise waters—all visible while you stay dry and comfortable.

Get Through Airport Customs Faster With This Free App

Skip paper forms and kiosks with Mobile Passport—and get on the fastest border-control line at large U.S. airports. It’s a model for how government and the tech industry can team up to join the mobile revolution, writes Geoffrey A. Fowler.<p>Stumbling off a 13-hour flight from Hong Kong a few weeks …

Mobile

B&O launches Beoplay H5, wireless in-ear headphones aimed at fitness fans

If you care about audio quality even while you run or work out, Bang & Olufsen‘s latest wireless in-ear headphones may tick the box. The Beoplay H5 have a number of features aimed directly at fitness fans.<p>First, the cable is moulded directly into the rubber, which B&O says keeps the sweat out, to …

Consumer Tech

New Yorkers get ready for a rollercoaster ON TOP of Manhattan's famed Penn Station

It’s an incredibly ambitious project aimed at transforming one of New York’s least-loved landmarks, a plan to build a rollercoaster on top of Manhattan’s Pennsylvania Station.<p>The 1200ft tall “vertical urban amusement ride” – The Halo – would tower above the busiest transport hub in North America, …

Chow Down on Maine's Best Lobster Rolls

The lobster roll is as closely tied to Maine's identity as the crab cake is to Baltimore or the cheesesteak to Philly. Food-wise, it practically …

New England

The Perfect Weekend Dubai Itinerary

Dubai is a destination I’ve had conflicting feelings about for years. I was curious to see what the city that boasts the world’s tallest building, an …

Travel

Details Emerge on Apple’s New File System APFS - What Does it All Mean?

A very important and geeky technology that Apple has been working on surfaced after the WWDC keynote, namely that Apple has been working on a new …

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work? - Pocket-lint

Apple is trying to streamline home automation.<p>In other words: Apple wants to make it easier for smart accessories - like Philips Hue lights, Wink …

The World's 50 Best Restaurants Announced

The World's 50 Best Restaurants were announced Tuesday evening at a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia—only the second time the annual event has been held outside Europe. Here are the winners.<p>The world’s best restaurant can no longer be found in Italy, according to the annual World’s 50 Best …

CNN

Thousands welcome Real Madrid home after Champions League win

MADRID — Tens of thousands of fans endured the rain to greet Real Madrid players as they returned home early Sunday from their Champions League …

21 Paris bistros and brasseries for an amazing dinner you can afford

Paris, with its Old World charms, had begun to look old hat as a dining destination in recent years after London, New York and other cities grabbed …

France