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Ginzan Onsen: Japan's most charming winter village?

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:02:42 GMT

"This place is beautiful," says retired Japanese football star Hidetoshi Nakata. "This is like a hidden beauty of Japan."

World's best boutique hotel revealed

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 23:39:51 GMT

From the stunning Indonesian paradise island of Bali to the romantic streets of Lisbon, these unique luxury hotels have been named as the best on the planet.

Chinese air passengers set to rule skies by 2040

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 15:31:58 GMT

Global air passengers are set to more than double in the next two decades, with China taking the lead, says Airports Council International.

Going offline in the world's most connected city

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 03:27:55 GMT

With lightning fast internet speeds and free Wi-Fi pretty much everywhere, Seoul is a tech addict's dream city. But it's also home to some fantastic creative spaces and museums that will are worth disconnecting for.

Drivers beware: Salmon crossing

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:50:56 GMT

Why did the salmon cross the road?

Why some women won't eat out alone

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:04:16 GMT

Taking myself out to a local Japanese restaurant for dinner shouldn't have been a big deal, but it became one before I even picked up my chopsticks.

Pilots see 'very fast' UFO above Ireland

Several airborne sightings of at least one "very bright" unidentified flying object were seen by airline pilots over Ireland.

Tiny, whimsical buildings are popping up all over the UK's Isle of Man, which the buildings' creators say has a long history with fairies.

The Switzerland of South America

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:44:11 GMT

With its snow-capped peaks and crisp winter air, this laid-back mountain town in Patagonia makes some travelers whether they have landed in Switzerland instead of Argentina.

This Tex Mex BBQ is the real deal

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:43:07 GMT

Miguel Vidal remembers the moment when he knew what he would serve at his new restaurant, even though it was still a dream.

10 abandoned hotels for the curious traveler

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:14:18 GMT

Luxury hotels and resorts conjure images of carefree travel, designer furnishings, lavish restaurants and the well-to-do milling about in grand fashion. But all that can change in rapid time, leaving decay and squalor in its place.

A fairytale Italian castle wedding for $100?

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:33:25 GMT

Ever dreamed of tying the knot in a fairytale castle in Italy? You can now rent one for just over $100 -- and the whole place will be exclusively yours. 

A national museum where veterans, not war, come first

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:13:04 GMT

Military museums across the United States and around the world often offer visitors glimpses of world wars, commemorating the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country.

Mayakoba: A relaxing vacation realized

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:12:53 GMT

I wanted to take my family on a relaxing vacation. Note that I didn't say an exciting vacation, or a mind-broadening one. I just wanted something easy.

US Marines will 'invade' this airport

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:37:24 GMT

When pilots land safely on a California resort island next year, they can credit a US Marine Corps "invasion."

A hotel with emotion-themed rooms

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 01:58:59 GMT

Smoking or nonsmoking? One bed or two? Street view or garden view? When it comes to choosing a hotel room, some people let their hearts make the decision.

Chilling photos of Antarctica expeditions

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:48:36 GMT

Henry Worsley is in the middle of nowhere. At every direction there is merely glistening whiteness, low glaring sun as far as the eye can see, reflecting off the blinding white snow.

World's 'most excellent' airline revealed

AirlineRatings.com has announced the winners in its Airline Excellence Awards, but which airline came out on top?

These pilots fly 100-year-old airplanes

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 23:09:05 GMT

As historians mark exactly a century since the end of World War I, a group of pilots take to the air in a museum's vintage airplanes, bringing a bygone era back to life.

Stinky fruit grounds Indonesian plane

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:31:46 GMT

A cargo of durian caused an Indonesian plane to be temporarily grounded after passengers complained about the fruit's room-clearing stench in the cabin.

A fairytale Italian castle wedding for $100

Ever dreamed of tying the knot in a castle in Italy? You can now rent one in Roccascalegna, a hamlet in the Abruzzo region, for just over $100. And the whole place will be exclusively yours.

Yosemite engagement mystery solved!

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:59:31 GMT

The photographer whose photo of an engagement in Yosemite National Park sparked a viral manhunt, says he's found the mystery couple.

You can pay to crash an Indian wedding

Always fantasized about attending a big blow-out Indian wedding, complete with days of celebration, delicious food, vibrant interiors and spectacular clothing?

Cliff-jumping off Ireland's Atlantic coast

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:55:34 GMT

If someone told you to jump into an often tumultuous and always frigid North Atlantic Ocean from a 30-foot-high cliff in Ireland, would you do it?

Five dances that capture the magic of India

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:13:08 GMT

Whether it's lyrical movements, classical Indian style or a hip-hop take on the wildly popular Bollywood genre, dance is, without a doubt, one of the great visual icons of India.

Luxury shopping on the high seas

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:01:41 GMT

At a time when land-based malls are struggling to draw shoppers, sales at shipboard stores show increasing buoyancy. Starboard Cruise Services, an LVMH-owned company that operates stores on 90+ cruise lines, is the largest retail purveyor in the cruise industry and boasts impressive growth.

The hamlet of Roccascalegna in Italy's Abruzzo region holds an amazing castle. View photos of this hidden Italian treasure that tourists can actually rent for a very small fee.