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10 Lower Body Exercises That Will Save Your Knees

Build strong legs -- without terrible knee pain.<p>Everybody has to squat.<p>The exercise is one of the most basic and functional movement patterns you can do, and it builds total-body muscle and strength like nothing else. But who says you have to do it with a barbell on your back? If you’ve been …

Workouts

13 Underrated European Cities You Should Visit in Your Lifetime

There’s so much more to Europe than the overcrowded cities that most tourists flock to. These overlooked cities are just waiting for you to …

The Grilled Cauliflower Steak You’ll Want to Make All Summer

Preheat grill to high heat. Cut two, one inch steaks from each head of cauliflower. Set aside. Heat canola oil to medium heat and stir in curry …

Made (Better) in Tokyo

TravelFar & Away<p>There’s far more to the dining scene than sushi and soba. In fact, the Western food in Japan’s capital is some of the world’s best.<p><i>Far & Away,</i> from <i>National Geographic</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i><p>IN 2007, IVAN ORKIN, a self-described “Jewish guy from Long Island” became the first …

Top things to do in Kyoto, Japan

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Southern Higashiyama<p>A buzzing hive of activity perched on a hill overlooking the basin of Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera is one of Kyoto's most popular and most enjoyable temples. It may not be a tranquil refuge, but it represents the favoured e…<p>Top Choice Shinto Shrine in Kyoto …

Japan

Top 14 Tourist Traps In Amsterdam (And Where To Go Instead)

<b>On a first visit to a city, people always head straight for all the tourist highlights. In Amsterdam they queue en masse at Madame Tussauds, or walk</b> …

You're Caramelising Onions All Wrong

I, like so many millennials, am a big fan of instant gratification, and am always looking to hack, streamline or otherwise speed up the process of …

10 Under-the-Radar Hidden Gems You Can Only See in Japan

It’s time to venture outside Tokyo! From subtropical beaches and snow-capped mountains to ancient shrines and animal reserves, there’s no a shortage …

Ranking Every Player on Lakers Roster Following Isaiah Thomas Trade

After reports came out from ESPN's Ramona Shelburn and Adrian Wojnarowski that the Los Angeles Lakers might punt on free agency this summer, it seemed like they would stand pat at the trade deadline.<p>But in the end, they decided to ship off Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson to the Cleveland …

How to Have the Ultimate Ski Getaway in Niseko, Japan’s Powder Nirvana

Hashtags like <i>#japow, #japanuary, #powmageddon</i> pay tribute to the legendary champagne powder that falls across Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido …

Narezushi: A taste of ancient sushi in Japan

<b>(CNN) —</b> "I don't think we should open it here," warns Kazuyuki Ohashi, the executive chef at Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel , as he motions toward a crowd of diners.<p>"It's like blue cheese -- some people like the taste, but it has a very strong smell."<p>Ohashi is talking about sushi, but not the kind most …

Off the beaten path in Japan: overlooked towns worthy of a road trip | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Japan’s Golden Route is well-known and extremely well-worn. So although Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka undeniably have attractions to suit every taste, …

Your guide to Japan’s restorative winter bath traditions

If you think you’ve made an art of bathing at this point—you’ve soaked in everything from crystal-infused bath salts to apple cider vinegar, after …

Japan

Thrilling hikes alongside face-sized spiders in Taiwan's version of Yosemite

Before I tell you about the Zhuilu Old Trail, I should confess that the day before I got there, I failed my first Taiwanese test of fortitude.<p>Guide Steven Chang and I were hiking alongside the Shakadang River in Taroko National Park, a medley of gorges, mountains, jungles and waterfalls that is …

National Parks

Beyond Tokyo

Go off the beaten path<p>Japan is a bucket list destination for many people—it certainly was for me. Over 21 million people have visited the archipelago nation so far this year, with most flocking to its magical capital city, Tokyo. It’s great and overflowing with things to do, but the nation extends …

Best Ice Cream Spots in the U.S.

Whether it's a Good Humor bar or $10 sundae, Americans love ice cream—and fantastic parlors are creating brilliant flavors with ultracreamy textures …

7 Onsen in Kanto Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

With Japan being a highly volcanic island, the Japanese have harnessed and perfected the art of <i>onsen</i>, or <i>hot springs</i>, for centuries. Traditionally, …

Japan

10 reasons to visit Osaka -- from food to shopping

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ask most people where they want to go in Japan , and they'll likely reply without a moment's hesitation -- "Tokyo, duh."<p>Romantic Kyoto may come a close second, or tropical Okinawa, but the Japan bucket list rarely includes rough-and-tumble Osaka. It's Japan's third-most-populated city, yet …

Japan

Top 10 things for visitors to do in Hong Kong

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Hong Kong , we know better than anyone that time means money. So we'll waste no time getting to the list of the best of Hong Kong.<p>Whether you have a week or a day, mix and match these top city experiences for an unforgettable trip.<p>1. Victoria Harbour, up close<p>The Hong Kong skyline is …

An All-Night Eating Escapade in Osaka

Matt Goulding, co-founder of Roads & Kingdoms and author of Rice Noodle Fish, eats and drinks his way through the Japanese city's side streets and …

Japan

Walking the Nakasendo Trail in Japan

It is my first trip to Japan and my friends are eager to make it count.<p>"Oh, you will love Tokyo, it's such a great city."<p>This becomes a common …

Vacation like the locals do in Japan

You’ve cruised the neon streets of Tokyo, snapped photos of the cherry blossoms in Kyoto and snarfed down a whole lot of sushi. Great. But have you …

5 European destinations that are totally underrated (plus 3 that are a little overrated)

I RECENTLY QUIT MY JOB in New York City to circumnavigate the globe by couch-surfing through my social network, and my first stop was Europe. Though …

European Travel

6 Rules for Brewing the Best Cup of Coffee: What Happened When We Followed Expert Advice at Home

Coffee Pro Liz Clark & Author Barry Estabrook Face Off<p>Coffee Pro Liz Clark & Author Barry Estabrook Face Off<p>How do you brew the best cup of coffee at …

The Top 10 Most Unexpected Honeymoon Destinations

Think Hawaii is cliché? Try one of these up and coming hotspots.<p>Most think of honeymoon destinations as luxury beachside retreats or romantic getaways to Europe's most enchanting cities. But lately, couples are choosing adventurous destinations like Iceland and Patagonia and opting for mini-moons …

12 Paleo Cauliflower Recipes That Prove You’re Not Missing a Thing

One of the first things you notice once you’ve gone Paleo is that cauliflower heads have taken over your veggie drawer. And that makes you happy, because cauliflower is <i>the</i> versatile vegetable that makes you forget your former comfort foods. Low in carbs and calories but packed with vitamins, …

27 No-Cook Recipes to Bring to the Summer Potluck

Summer is one of the best times to get together with friends and family, but the last thing we want to do is turn on the stove or oven to prepare a …