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24 of the world's most incredible natural phenomena

National Parks

You can now glamp in the Arctic surrounded by turquoise waters and white sands

The Caribbean-like waters of Norway offer a unique summer holiday.<p><b>Luxury campers looking for a unique experience can now head to the far north of Europe and enjoy a glamping holiday like no other beside the sandy beaches and Caribbean-esque waters of Northern Norway.</b><p>A new eco-camp above the Arctic …

European Travel

Ukiyoe Small Museum

A tiny collection of traditional Japanese woodblock prints, open only when the owner feels like it.<p>The sign outside this studio is enough to make …

Japan

20 books Bill Gates says you should read this summer

Bill Gates loves to read.<p>The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reportedly reads around 50 books a year, and he chronicles his literary adventures on his blog, Gates Notes.<p>Gates' book recommendations have included historical accounts like Walter …

Books

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

'Roof of Japan': Giant snow corridor opens to visitors

Hiking

Amazing Concrete and Glass Cabin in Argentina

H3 House is a stunning concrete and glass home designed by architect Luciano Kruk. Located eight block from the Argentinian coastline, the shared …

A Reddit User Asked People To Choose The Book That Best Represents Their Country & The Answers Are Incredible

There's a reason why comparing books to windows — or doors, or portals — to other worlds is such a common metaphor; literature is both a …

After a fatal road accident, Jonathan Izard went to meet the friends of the man who had died. There he found empathy and forgiveness at a time of indescribable horror<p>‘Why do you think you didn’t see him?” It’s so obvious but it comes like a kick in the belly. The words hang in the air and I stare …

Empathy

10 Things Every Traveler Should Know Before Going to Japan

<b>Cash is king</b><p>Japan may be a common by-word for technology, but the country is very old-fashioned when it comes to handling money. Even today, in 2016, …

Japan

Understanding China’s Rise Under Xi Jinping -- By The Honourable Kevin Rudd

I am pleased to share you with an address that the Honourable Kevin Rudd gave at West Point earlier this month. It is long but worth the read. I wish …

China

Sleeker and smarter: Japan unveils new Shinkansen 'Supreme' bullet train

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics may be two years away, but Japan is already flexing its transportation muscles.<p>Central Japan Railway Co. has rolled out its new high-speed Shinkansen N700S -- or Shinkansen Supreme -- train model.<p>The smarter, sleeker and quieter train will debut on the Tokaido …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Malayasia's game-changing scene stealer: inside the new Ritz-Carlton Langkawi

The largest of a 100-strong archipelago that shares its name, the Malaysian island of Langkawi is referred to by locals as the jewel of the surrounding state of Kedah. From my resort’s poolside perch on its southwest coast, I'm soaking up a view of weathered rocks, towering forest and the Andaman …

Ritz-Carlton

Driven by India into China’s arms, is Nepal the new Sri Lanka? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

“This looks like China, doesn’t it?”<p>Deputy Inspector General Mandip Shrestha has his chest puffed out as he gives a tour of Nepal Armed Police …

India

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

37 Photos That Will Make You Fall for Montenegro

In many ways, Montenegro is the perfect country. Locals welcome you with open arms, the cuisine is deep and delicious, […]37 Photos That Will Make …

European Travel

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

Koh Chang to Koh Kood: island-hopping around eastern Thailand

The island of Koh Chang and its satellites – which include Koh Mak and Koh Kood – are the eastern-most islands in Thailand and, while they can’t really be referred to as undiscovered, they do lack the brand-name recognition of Phuket. The contrast with their better-known cousin is obvious: outside …

Speedboat

Top Must-Try Malaysia Street Foods

When visiting Malaysia, do not attempt to take on Malaysian street food with impunity; you'll be overwhelmed by the endless choices available to you. …

Asia

Solo travel in the spiritual heart of Bali

On the Indonesian island of Bali, Ubud is the perfect destination for solo travellers looking for serenity among emerald rice fields and misty mountains.<p><i>Lonely Planet's Solo Travel Handbook is packed with practical tips and ideas for a safe, fun and fearless trip.</i><p>2018|Explore every day<p>Share this …

12 things I wish I knew before hiking Mount Fuji

Hiking Mount Fuji should be on any outdoor enthusiast’s to-do list when visiting Japan. Here are some tips for ascending Japan’s highest peak.<p>1. The …

This stunning Japanese island has been named the world's top trending travel destination for 2018

If you're looking for an exotic beach holiday, this Japanese island is set to be this year's dream destination.Ishigaki in Japan's Yaeyama …

Breathtaking photos of one of Japan’s most beautiful hot springs have us ready to brave the snow

<b>Ethereally romantic</b> images remind us why <b>a wintertime visit to a snow-covered onsen resort is extra special</b>.Many <b>onsen</b> aficionados will tell you that …

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

This stunning Japanese island you've probably never heard of is the top trending travel destination for 2018

Ishigaki, a stunning white island in Japan's Okinawa archipelago, is the top trending travel destination for 2018 on TripAdvisor — but you'd be forgiven for never having heard of it.<p>The Japanese island has topped TripAdvisor's "Destinations on the Rise" list, which, as part of its sixth annual …

A renegade photographer got inside this lawless Chinese city 119 times denser than New York

By 1986, the Walled City had caught the attention of photographer Greg Girard. Girard would spend the next four years in and out of the city, …

Guntû hotel review - Setouchi, Japan

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Hotels

25 Totally Mind-Blowing Books Skyrocketing In Popularity

Books have a strange sort of power to completely transform parts of you, even if that transformation is only temporary. You're able to live different …