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The Best Ramen in Tokyo

Suzuran<p>1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku<p><b>Order:</b> Kakuni Tanmen<p>If there’s a New York-born Jewish guy who knows his Tokyo ramen, it’s Ivan Orkin. He lived in the …

Japan

Why the 5 Least-Visited National Parks Are Worthy of an Adventure

A century ago, America invented the idea of the National Parks System to preserve rad wilderness. The parks were places largely un-screwed-with by …

The 50 Most Beautiful Views in the World

Even seasoned travelers will tell you that sometimes, they need to take a step back and drink it all in. Thankfully, the world is filled with …

The Best National Park in Every U.S. State, Mapped

In case you didn't know already, this year, America's National Park Service is 100 years old — and to celebrate, we're disclosing a few of the …

National Parks

How to Visit Yosemite, From a Guy Who’s Done It 100 Times

There’s a way to arrive at Yosemite Valley, the well-trafficked area of Yosemite National Park that houses its most picturesque cliffs and …

These 10 beautiful hikes will transport you to another world

Don't forget your camera at home. Norway's best hikes lead to views akin to any description of paradise: cliffs rising from the ocean, waterfalls …

Hiking

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.

Hiking

10 places Californian residents won’t tell you about

California seems to have it all: a beautiful, accessible and often surfable coastline; intriguing deserts with phenomenal sunsets and moonrises; …

Hot Springs

20 Places to Visit That Are So Whimsical It's Hard to Believe They Exist

The spiral rock arches of Antelope Canyon are unreal!<p>If you love traveling to destinations off the beaten path, we have a few unbelievable locations you'll want to add to your travel bucket list. These canyons and islands and parks aren't just unexpected, they are completely and utterly whimsical. …

National Parks

10 Best Matcha Latte In Singapore – Cafes With Delicious Japanese Green Tea

Matcha has traditionally been part of Japanese tea ceremonies, and its modern version of Matcha Latte has become popular with café-goers.I love it …

Niseko—Japan’s Ski Haven—Is a Dream for Off-Season Adventure

Adventurous travelers are bound by a common goal: to sniff out compelling destinations before they top everyone’s hot list. If you are the type who enjoys the road less traveled—say, cycling through pristine farmland and forests, often without encountering a soul; being the lone American at …

Six Beverage Shops to Visit in Taipei

Taiwan's bubble (or pearl) milk tea and beverage stores are expanding in the global market, especially in countries like Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, China, South Korea and the U.S.<p>However, if you want to try the most authentic and traditional beverages, a trip to Taiwan is still …

Tea

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Hiking

10 National Parks You Didn't Know You Should Visit

You may not have heard about some of these national parks, but they are definitely worth the trip.<p>While the spotlight burns bright on America’s most famous national parks, many lesser known beauties are quietly doing what they do best: protecting some of the world’s most unspoiled scenery. For …

National Parks

Where to Stay for Free Near 9 U.S. National Parks

Turn your next national park visit into an around-the-clock nature experience, without spending a dime.<p>The 59 U.S. National Parks, treasures of …

Journey into the clouds along Sri Lanka’s tea trails

Sri Lanka

40 places every California kid must visit before growing up

As families start planning time off for spring break holidays and summer vacations, it's the perfect time for SFGATE to bring out its list of 40 spots around California that every kid should visit before growing up.<p>This travel bucket list for the California family takes you all over the Golden …

15 European Castles You Can Spend the Night in

Home » Luxury Lists » 15 European Castles You Can Spend the Night in<p>Have you ever dreamed about spending the night at a castle, surrounded by …

Digital Detox: Escape to the Best Off-grid Destinations in the United States

These days, it’s easy to forget just how vast (and mostly empty) the United States is.<p>But, it is indeed the third largest country in the world. That …

Off-grid

Koyasan trek: Spiritual Japan pilgrimage designed for women | CNN Travel

10 Powerful Quotes on Atheism

The disparity between how humans feel about themselves and how we treat the world has grown thanks to social media. Awareness of the impact of …

Ideology

World-Renowned Designer Bill Bensley on His Favorite Hotel Projects

The go-to for luxurious, inspired design in Southeast Asia, Bangkok-based architect/landscaper/designer Bill Bensley and his partner in work and life, Jirachai Rengthong, are behind over 200 properties in 30-plus countries. A newly released, eye-popping tome of their Bensley design studio’s work, …

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016 | Inc.com

Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will inspire you to make 2017 the best year ever. I figure we all need a year-end boost. Enjoy!<p>The …

Motivation

Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat / Walters & Cohen Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A Buddhist retreat in the Suffolk countryside has reopened, designed by Walters & Cohen Architects. …

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

Travel Photography

10 Best Campgrounds in the Parks

There are few better traditions in the United States than taking to the road and pulling into a national park campground for a few nights of adventure. Of course, the parks can be crowded, so the best spots to pitch a tent are off the beaten trail, where they immerse you a bit deeper into the …

The world’s 10 best train journeys – by the woman who’s done them all

<i>After covering three continents and 45,000 miles by train for our Around the World in 80 Trains series, Monisha Rajesh shares her unmissable rail journeys</i><p>1. Xining to Lhasa<p>Climbing more than 17,000ft, the Qinghai-Tibet railway travels along the top of the world past ice-blue lakes and snow-capped …

Trains

Ten Places That Deserve More Travelers

Head off the typical tourist trail to explore these surprising destinations.<p>Armenia<p><b>The Situation on the Ground:</b> Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the tiny Caucasus country of Armenia has often been associated with conflict. The country’s Nagorno-Karabakh war with Azerbaijan over a …

Costa Rica

Roasted Wenshan Baozhong

Before we turn to the roasted Wenshan Baozhong, let me share some feedback I received from Amy in California about my 2016 Spring Top Wenshan …

Microsoft Office Certification bundle is now 99% off

We’d all like to consider ourselves proficient in Microsoft Office, but let’s be honest – the majority of office professionals could stand to polish up on Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Access.<p>Take your skill-set from basic functionality and educated guessing to in-depth fluency with the Complete …