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49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

European Travel

25 Places Every Serious Traveller Should Have On Their Bucket List

Sometimes, the crowds of tourists are worth it.<p><i>An earlier version of this post had an incorrect image for the Plaza De España. Sorry!</i>

European Travel

Researchers Find Missing Link to Make Computers That Mimic the Brain

The key to a new era of computer.<p>Computer scientists have long tried to figure out just how to make machines mimic the incredible efficiency of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Controversial comic on Singapore's history wins big - CNN Style

Written by Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, CNNSingapore<p>A graphic novel about the history of Singapore stirred controversy before its publication, with a senior official in the city-state once warning that it could "potentially undermine the authority of legitimacy of the government and its public …

Older women are saving Japan’s economy

In 2013, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations on Japan’s plan to “refortify” its economy.<p>“There is a theory called ‘Womenomics,’ which asserts that the more the advance of women in society is promoted, the higher the growth rate becomes,” said Abe. …

28 Most Colorful Places in the U.S.

The United States has no shortage of beautiful places, whether it's epic national parks or charming small towns. But there are some spots that tend to saturate your memory more than others—places so vivid, it almost seems like they have a permanent filter. If you're looking to explore the most …

The Danger of Picking Sides in the Qatar Crisis

For better or worse, all the Gulf nations remain vital allies for the U.S. in the fight against terrorism.<p>The key reason offered by Saudi Arabia and seven other nations for their sudden sundering of ties with Qatar is the country’s enabling of terrorism. They do have a point: Qatar has hosted …

Middle East

Chinese Censors Have New Target

BEIJING — Whether read openly and voraciously or behind closed doors, celebrity gossip plays an integral role in the entertainment world, connecting stars and the big businesses that back them to an audience eager for the juiciest of details.<p>But to some officials in China, the bloggers that report …

Most Ocean Pollution Comes From Asian Rivers, Study Says

Not all nations pollute equally — and some of them are responsible for far more of the world’s contamination than others. According to a study …

Europe Travel: 10 Charming Villages for a Romantic Getaway

Europe’s most charming villages are at the heart of a fairytale story—gorgeous views, colorful scenery, and port-side, romantic stays against a …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

Take a Tour of Kengo Kuma’s Expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden

It’s not surprising that Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's first public commission in the U.S. is unmistakably Japanese.<p>The renowned Kuma, whose work embodies Japanese sensibilities with a modernist veneer, is well-known for integrating architecture with nature—as his design for the Nezu Art Museum …

The World’s Snowiest Place Is Starting to Melt

Takakura, Japan<p>The mountains of northwestern Japan have long received up to 125 feet of snow a year—but that's starting to change, prompting locals to ask how long it will last.<p>In the kitchen of a traditional wooden Japanese farmhouse, Nils Inugai Hinrichs is drinking a cup of coffee next to a …

Japan

11 Amazing Trips You Need to Take As Soon As You Retire

You've got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning.<p>No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end …

14 Fantastic Things To See And Do In Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, is such a fun, eclectic and brilliant city. It’s got a fantastic mix of old and new, delicious food (always a …

Everything to Know About Special Forces in Our Constant State of War

It's more than just background noise.<p>War is a complex beast, and war is now our constant state. It may be that Leon Trotsky said it best (there is doubt about that), "You may not be interested in war, but war is most certainly interested in you." We have been involved in multiple wars for more than …

6 Must-Visit Hidden Gems in Japan

Let's face it: when we travel somewhere for the first time, especially a place that can seem as foreign as Japan, it's easy to fall into the same …

Where to go for the best cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo

Cherry blossom season is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit Tokyo. Here are the city’s top viewing spots based on the kind of experience they …

Cherry Blossom

Beautiful Places in Canada to Visit

Canada’s immense and magnificent natural landscapes provide a cornucopia of unequaled photo opportunities, outdoor adventure, and historic landmarks. …

The most underrated places to go in 2017

Brittany, France<p>"Here's the standings for French destinations: Gold goes to Paris (bien sur!); silver is the south of France, with its sunny beaches and Provence charm; and bronze is the Loire Valley, which is chock-full of chateaux and wine. My beloved Brittany doesn't even make the podium. And …

Best Beaches In The World: Kondoi Beach, Taketomi Island

Only 75 miles off the coast of Taiwan, is the island of Ishigaki and few visitors to Japan make it this far out, despite a direct flight from Tokyo. …

Cherry blossom is so last year – now Japan is going crazy for wisteria tunnels

It is impossible to think of springtime Japan without immediately imagining cherry blossom, but now there’s a new bloom in town - and it’s also rather splendid.<p>In recent years the wisteria tunnels at Kawachi Fuji-en, a botanical garden in Kitakyushu, a city in the south of the country, have started …

Japan: Kicking it in Kanto

Kanto is a diverse region full of surprises<p>By Paul Shoul<p>From the fashion conscious youth of Takeshita street in Tokyo, to sitting in a natural spring …

Prague Is a Real-life Fairy Tale, and These Photos Prove It

With some of the biggest and oldest monuments in the world, Prague fosters make-believe wonder like few other cities.<p>When was the last time you felt …

European Travel

16 Beautiful European Cities You Can Actually Afford to Visit Right Now

We're as guilty of it as anyone: trotting out every ridiculously cheap flight from New York or Boston or Atlanta to some cool-ass European capital or …

6 things to do over a half day in Arashiyama Kyoto

After spending an hour and half walking through the famous tori gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine, we decided to head to Arashiyama district. We spend …

This Instagrammer’s incredible shots of Japan will make you want to travel right now

Japan. Think Mount Fuji, ancient monasteries, beautiful rivers, bamboo forests. Canadian filmmaker Callum Snape has captured some of the freshest …

Room5: hotel inspiration from trivago.com

Inspiration

This Floating Hotel Room Lets You Sleep Anywhere There's Water

Imagine waking up in your hotel bed only to find the stars above your head and your body rocking back and forth with the ocean current, as you lazily …