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A trailer car adventure through 59 US national parks

This year sees celebrations across the US to mark the centenary of the National Park Service. To pay homage to this great organisation, Jonathan Irish and Stefanie Payne are visiting every national park in an Airstream trailer. Here, Jonathan shares some of the highlights so far.<p>March 5<p>Death Valley …

Hidden Destination Known As “The Venice of Japan” Is a Tourist-Free Dream Town

When traveling, is there anything better than stumbling upon a hidden destination without crowds of tourists? Luckily, this traveler's dream town exists within Japan's Kyoto Prefecture–it's a place known as <i>Ine no Funaya</i> (or <i>The Boat Houses of Ine</i>). Here visitors will find a row of 230 wooden …

Japan

Real-Life Princess Mononoke.

<b>Real-Life Princess Mononoke.</b> Yakushima, Japan. By Romell Roberts.<p><i>JPGs</i> <i>is a photo peek into wherever gamers might find interesting. If you’re a</i> …

Anime

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13 strange and beautiful Japanese islands you must visit

The island filled with rabbits

See Inside the Real-Life Carrie Bradshaw's $2.65M NYC Apartment

It's a little more Charlotte than Carrie, but splendid nonetheless.<p>File under Real Estate Dreams: owning an apartment as fabulous as Candace Bushnell's, the real-life Carrie Bradshaw. The <i>Sex and the Cit</i>y creator recently listed her 1-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom Greenwich Village home for just under $2.65 …

21 holidays that will make you a better person

Mind<p>Zen in Switzerland<p>Set in two acres of secluded pastures, Hidden Dragon is a six-bedroom chalet built in accordance with ancient Shinto and feng shui principles. On a week-long yoga retreat, I followed a strict ayurvedic diet, practised meditation, took barefoot walks along Alpine streams and …

Travel

6 Tips for Using Points and Miles to Visit London and Paris

<b>Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express</b><p><i>New TPG</i> …

London Underground Release Realistic Night Tube Map

Ladies and Gentlemen, all aboard the Night Tube service from Just The One Pint to Slept Past My Stop, calling at Pissed On Lambrini, Ill-Advised …

London Underground

Europe's highest afternoon tea at London's Shard

Could there be a better eyrie from which to sip afternoon tea? With picnic rug underfoot and clear blue skies above, yesterday evening I settled down to one of the first Fortnum & Mason afternoon teas to be served at the peak of London’s <b>Shard</b> skyscraper, some 800ft (or 244 metres) above the …

Adobe's new Slate app aims to turn anyone into a web designer for free

Over the last year, Adobe has been steadily beefing up its mobile offering with several new and rebranded apps. Though most of these require a …

Amazon moves towards 'internet of things' shopping with Dash

New re-ordering device reduces need to ever leave the house again with a one-touch button for when products run out<p>Have you ever been stuck on the toilet with no toilet roll? An end to that nightmare might soon be in sight. Amazon’s next big thing in the “internet of things” lets you order a new …

Internet of Things

Online Furniture Brand Hem Gambles On Brick And Mortar

Hem’s debut showroom in Berlin takes the “design made easy” ethos offline. Here’s why.<p>This past October, e-commerce design site Fab launched a furniture company that aimed to be “the first affordable high-end design brand created to serve online-direct customers.” Now, the furniture brand Hem has …

Ditch your annoying & bulky key ring with the KeySmart 2.0 and save 26% [Deals]

If you are tired of your bulky and disorganized key ring then Cult of Mac Deals has an offer you’ll love.<p>Introducing the Keysmart 2.0 Compact Key Organizer, the hot, new way that folks who appreciate streamlined aesthetics keep their keys efficiently organized. For a limited time, you can get this …

Stainless Steel

Burger King's Flame-Grilled Beef Scented Cologne: Perfect For Japanese Men Seeking Carnivore Women?

In recent years Japan, has had a major social shift, seemingly dividing men and women into two types: herbivore men and carnivore women. Now for one day and one day only, Burger King Japan will give the herbivore men of Japan a chance to attract a carnivore woman—by selling them a limited edition …

Funassyi: The Pacifist Pear Fairy Ready To Take On The World, 1.2 Million Japanese Already Love It

Japan is a country that loves cute mascot characters, even the police have them. In recent years,the city of Funabashi, in Chiba prefecture, has become world famous thanks to their ‘unofficial’ mascot Funassyi–who is a bright yellow genderless “pear fairy” that has millions of fans in Japan. …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

Inside Japan's New One Piece Theme Park

Dubbed "Tokyo One Piece Tower," this is Japan's first large-scale <i>One Piece</i> theme park. As <i>Kotaku</i> reported last year, this theme park (and it's …

Inside the Tokyo One Piece Tower Theme Park

Over 70 pictures from the new Tokyo Tower park, opening ceremony<p>Once upon a time, the Straw Hat Pirates from One Piece found a new triangle-shaped …

Salacious news on crime and culture

Parents of former Thai princess jailed for insulting monarchy

Parents of Srirasmi Suwadee, formerly known as Princess Srirasmi, jailed for two-and-a-half years<p>The parents of a former Thai princess were jailed for two-and-a-half on Wednesday for defaming the monarchy following investigations into the actions of several family members accused of corruption and …

Should The Destruction Of Ancient Monuments Be Considered A War Crime?

The Islamic State’s continuing destruction of ancient monuments has sparked a call for changing the legal definition of war crimes.<p>In the past several months, in addition to continuing an ethnic cleansing of the Assyrian populations of Iraq and Syria, ISIS has burned down Iraq’s Mosul library, …

Ikea Releases Furniture That Wirelessly Charges Your Phone

Want a world without wires? Ikea wants to make that dream come true, too.<p>Ikea is adding wireless charging to its furniture, with a new line of lamps, bedside tables, and desks.<p>Now, unless you’re a tech geek, you might not even realize that we have the technology to charge a phone simply by placing …

Portable Travel Drones: Forget The Selfie, Welcome To The Dronie

The luxury traveler is now adding a new toy to their luggage, the portable and packable personal drone. Gadget lovers and selfie fans are quickly making the Drone market explode and by the end of this year it will have replaced the prehistoric selfie stick with something breathtaking and …

Drones

How a Naked Woman, a Horse and a Family in Belgium Created Godiva Chocolate

If you're not among the 54 percent of Americans planning on celebrating Valentine's Day, you may wish to reconsider. Some 53 percent of women …

Advertising Industry

European Parliament building evacuated in Brussels after bomb alert

The evacuation of three European Parliament buildings in Brussels on Monday was triggered after the Belgian police detained a camouflaged man nearby …