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By Bryan Schutte | Must do before I die

In the Tokyo Neighborhood of Koenji, a Sanctuary for Creatives

On one writer's first trip to Tokyo, he discovers a neighborhood that stays the same by encouraging difference.<p>It's not long after I step out of Tokyo’s Koenji metro station for the first time that I realize this isn’t a regular Sunday evening in the neighborhood: The crowds are thick; police …


The Best Islands in the World

<i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers ranked the 30 best islands in the world outside the U.S. in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey, from far-flung gems in Southeast Asia to volcanic outcrops in the Mediterranean.


The Best Resorts in the World

You voted; we listened. These are the best resorts in the world, from safari lodges in South Africa to remote lodges in Chile, all winners of the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards.


This Is the Most Wished-For Airbnb in Portugal

Find out why so many people want to stay there<p>Visitors to this villa in the hills of northern Portugal get the best of both worlds with nearby …


25 Trips to Take During Your Lifetime

Santorini<p>If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and …


The World’s Longest Zip Line Is About to Open

The phrase “Fly Emirates” takes on a whole new meaning.<p>As if staking a claim to the tallest building on Earth—Dubai’s 2,716-foot Burj Khalifa—didn’t grant the United Arab Emirates enough bragging rights, the oil-rich Middle Eastern country will soon also be able to boast the longest zip line on the …


The Trip Your Most Adventurous Friends Are Taking

While everyone else vacations in Paris and Amsterdam, sneak away to these islands 900 miles off the coast of Lisbon.<p>In late September, Delta announced the addition of more non-stop flights to Europe from Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Detroit. Beginning summer 2018, the new routes will mark a …


17 Places Book Lovers Need to Visit

For many book lovers, the most perfect place in the world is a cozy reading nook where no one will talk to them for the next, oh, ten hours. But there are places outside of the home (and beyond the pages) that seem to have been made specifically for the literary minded, including charming …

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Settings that inspired literary classics – in pictures

Anyone fancy some cider with three men on Watership Down?

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Journey Across 7 Countries on the World's Newest Long-Distance Trail

Hiking this 1,200-mile-long trail along the Dinaric Alps is worth the trek.<p>The mountains have vanished in swirling mist. Deep in the highlands of Bosnia and Herzegovina, peaks roll under a wet blanket of fog. Each step is a good faith effort to believe the summit is in blind reach. My hiking …

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9 Trips to Take With Your Significant Other

Traveling with someone is one of the best ways to really get to know them.<p>If you're considering taking the next step and turning your significant …


Fall Foliage Tours in the U.S. and Canada

While we love our fall foliage road trips, it's nice to experience autumn outside the box. From swinging tree-to-tree on an aerial adventure course in Stowe to gliding over the Finger Lakes in a two-seat sailplane, check out our favorite lesser-known ways to experience fall splendor across North …

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14 Reasons to Visit the Faroe Islands

If you haven't heard of the Faroe Islands, you definitely will soon. Tucked between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean (and politically part of Denmark), this self-governed group of 18 volcanic islands is <i>the</i> Nordic destination of 2017. Music lovers may already recognize the region for …


Room With a View: The Best Hotel Views Around the World

We've stayed in some spectacularly designed hotels, resorts, and villas over the years. But sometimes, even the decor can't distract from a breathtaking view out the window. Whether in Amsterdam's city center or on safari in South Africa's Kruger National Park, these hotel room views have us asking …


This Is the Most Popular Hotel on TripAdvisor

Hotels around the world pull out all the stops to attract would-be visitors to their establishments, but one factor plays into bookings more than any …

Where to Eat in Tokyo Right Now

Our methodology is simple. We asked ourselves to be really honest, like “last meal” honest, about the food we live and fly for, and we canvased our trusted network of writers, chefs, and restaurateurs for the dishes they can’t stop dreaming about thereafter. What follows is the print-it-out …


The 97 Restaurants We'd Travel the World For

Here, the tear-it-out lifeline to eating your way around a good chunk of the world.<p>We asked ourselves to be really honest, like “last meal” honest, about the food we live and fly for, and we canvased our trusted network of writers, chefs, and restaurateurs for the dishes they can’t stop dreaming …


The 49 U.S. Restaurants We'd Travel For

We asked ourselves to be really honest, like “last meal” honest, about the food we live and fly for, and we canvased our trusted network of writers, chefs, and restaurateurs for the dishes they can’t stop dreaming about thereafter. Below, find the full list of restaurants across the U.S. we'd plan …


San José del Cabo's Acre Is Getting Tree Houses

Coming to the twenty-five-acre farm this December.<p>There’s plenty of buzz in Cabo these days, thanks to the big-brand luxury beachfront resorts from Montage, Four Seasons, and Ritz Carlton Reserve that are expected to open on this stretch of Mexican Pacific coast in 2018. The Four Seasons alone will …


Best Fall Foliage Train Rides in the U.S.

Sure, pumpkin spice and decorative gourds can kindle excitement for the season, but purists know it’s the turning of verdant foliage to shades of umber, crimson and goldenrod that is autumn’s true delight. And what better way to enjoy the brilliant hues than via leisurely locomotive? Whether you're …


The 17 Most Exciting Restaurants Opening Around the World This Fall

If there’s a prime time for restaurants in the northern hemisphere, it’s autumn. Following a slow summer season, chefs and restaurateurs—not to …


Cape Town's Zeitz MOCAA Is Africa's Most Important Museum Opening in a Century

It will be the world’s largest museum dedicated to African contemporary art.<p>For the past four years, famed British architect Thomas Heatherwick has been transforming an abandoned 1920s grain silo along Cape Town’s bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront into one of the world’s most highly anticipated …

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Visiting Ancient Ushguli, Georgia's Village in the Clouds

As globalization and development creep in, an ancient community asks itself what’s gained—and lost.<p>When their horse let out a wheeze and keeled over dead in the snow, Aluda and Gegi Charkseliani knew they were in trouble. The nearest hospital was still ten miles away, and a friend writhing in …


This Hike from Liberia to China Would Take at Least a Year

In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings explores the longest uninterrupted straight-line hike in the world—and why no one's ever attempted it.<p>You probably think you've been able to walk in a straight line ever since you were a toddler, but it's actually a near-impossible task for humans to perform. If …

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The Best Places to Learn an Adventure Sport

Head to class in one of these stunning destinations for the world’s best adventure lessons.<p>Our favorite outdoor obsessions can take years to master, but everybody has to start somewhere. If you've always wanted to surf, dive, or climb and aren’t sure how to start, try going back to school. A week …


Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.


Outlander Filming Locations Around the World

The hit Starz show is back, with just as much time travel and kilt-clad Scots as ever. But don't expect Claire and Jamie to stay in Scotland. The show has already taken its characters to France (via Prague and Scotland), and heads to the Caribbean (psych, it's shot in Cape Town) this upcoming …


10 Dog Friendly Road Trips for Fall

We’re heading into a spectacular time of the year … when Mother Nature sets off her fireworks and lights up the hills and vallesy with color. It’s …

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The 10 Best Fall Hiking Trails in the U.S.

There’s something simplistically beautiful about fall that makes us want to do just one thing: look. As we move into cooler weather, here are ten hikes across the country to take in autumn's colors before winter hides them in white.

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