The pine-studded north Idaho town of Coeur d'Alene is a "choose your own adventure" destination. Turn one direction for bistros, beer bars and quaint small-town shopping. Head the other way for endless outdoor activities and a stunning lake.
Whether viewed from the castle tower or from the streets and walkways that hug the Ljubljanica River below, the capital of Slovenia is a visual treat. A whole day can be spent exploring some of Ljubljana’s 17 bridges.
Maiko are apprentice geiko, the term used in Kyoto for geisha. Maiko are usually about 15 to 20 years old and perform Japanese dance for guests at banquets. They also train in singing and other Japanese traditional performing arts.
First Kitchen, a fast-food burger joint with 126 locations mostly in the Tokyo area, now sells Kit Kats covered in whipped cream and orange peel and wrapped in a slice of white bread for 220 yen (about $1.85).