Every few years, a letter arrives that has the power to send a cold shiver down my spine. Its wording is typically discreet, but it provokes apprehension, followed by powerlessness, shock and occasionally
Contestants have mimicked cranes for a winter festival in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. The event was held on Sunday in the village of Tsurui, where red-crowned cranes spend the winter.
No lazy beach days here! From crawling under boulders to swimming through caves and day-long hikes to horseback rides, the lengths travelers have to go to in order to reach some of the world's best beaches