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The A-List is Travel + Leisure's annual selection of the world's best travel agents and destination specialists, as chosen by the editors. Rely on these... Read More

This story originally appeared on aren't many frills at the Nine Hours hotel, but when you're only staying for a nap... Read More

Every major flight deal site from Thrifty Traveler to Scott’s Cheap Fares and The Airfare Spot seem to have honed in on a secret: you can fly to Japan... Read More

Travel in minimal luxury. Don’t worry, that’s a good thing.MUJI, a go-to paradise of minimal home furnishings, accessories and apparel, is a palace for... Read More

This story originally appeared on About a year after I moved to Tokyo with my husband and two boys, my 6-year-old vanished off the street. No,... Read More

What you’ll end up paying for a cab can vary greatly from one country to another due to local regulations.To help travelers get a sense of what they can... Read More

In Japan, names are incredibly descriptive. Tokyo, before 1868, was known as Edo, which means estuary. When it became the imperial capital of Japan, the... Read More

The case of Amelia Earhart’s mysterious disappearance may not be closed after all.A History Channel documentary that aired on Sunday, "Amelia Earhart:... Read More

The mystery of Amelia Earhart’s doomed flight just might have been solved.A photograph from the National Archives shows a woman and man on a dock who... Read More

This story originally appeared on Japanese airline Vanilla Air, a subsidiary of All Nippon Airways, has apologized after forcing a man in a... Read More

Solo travel is becoming an increasingly popular choice for travelers, according to data from Airbnb.The home booking site revealed that the... Read More

Countries around the world can vary greatly when it comes to their tipping practices.While most Western nations expect you to tip, tipping may not be... Read More

Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West may be two of the most recognizable people on Earth, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get away with... Read More

Getting to take a 10-day vacation for under $100 seems like a dream, but for travel blogger Sam Huang that fantasy recently became a reality when he... Read More

Getting the wrong order at a restaurant is the number one nuisance for diners. However, there is one restaurant making mistakes for a good cause.A... Read More

This story originally appeared on’s still more conceptual than actual, but Nintendo and Universal Studios Japan are teasing a more... Read More

This story originally appeared on vehicles are one thing. Now a startup backed by Toyota is working on a “flying car” that they... Read More

This story originally appeared on Spending hours bingeing on a favorite or new show is now a part of everyday life. We’re not strangers... Read More

This story originally appeared on Over the past 17 years, Anthony Bourdain has traveled to over 50 different countries while filming... Read More

This story originally appeared on Many would dream about living a life of royalty. But could one give it all up for love?That’s what Japan’s... Read More

At Japan’s Hirakata Park in Osaka, a new service lets visitors hire a fake fighter who will pretend to punch them in order to impress their date.Upon... Read More

Japan launched an all-new luxury train service last week but you won’t be able to experience it for quite some time.All seats aboard the Train Suite... Read More

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is considering adding a Japanese island where women are not allowed to its... Read More

Very few people board an airplane and expect a luxury meal while flying to their destination. But few people expect a single banana.On his recent nine... Read More

May the Fourth be with those who can afford it.Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka will sell a solid gold Darth Vader mask for a cool $1.4 million at its... Read More

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