We’d floated about 50 yards into the Puerto Princesa Underground River when a bat slapped me on the forehead. It startled me, but I can’t say it was unexpected.
Long more popular with Japanese than foreign visitors, the well-preserved city of Kanazawa became much more accessible last year with the opening of a new Shinkansen line. The high-speed trains hurtle from Tokyo in less than 2 ½ hours.
Cherry blossom mania descends on Japan in the spring, fueling a week or two of pink-tinged scenery, crowded picnics and blurry, close-up flower photos on social media websites.
With the cherry blossoms gone, there’s a new bud in Japan to steal your heart … and break it all over again.
If you’re looking for a hike on Oahu that’s more exhilarating than exhausting, Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail is waiting for you.
Even on a Friday in the early afternoon, there’s a line and a short wait for a table at Shake Shack, a New York City-based fast-casual chain that recently opened a second Tokyo location in Ebisu.
In the rolling hills of eastern France lie the remains of 10,489 Americans who gave their lives for their country.
We’d entered this untamed forest by a path created not by the park service but worn into the ground by the footsteps of those who went in before us — some of whom never came out.
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