Best Platforms to Document Your Travels

    You have only to teleport two decades to recall a time when wanderlusters had only to stow a camera, some film, a notebook and pen to document that trip to Nepal. Today the pressure is on to not only document your holiday but to do so with the eye and technical expertise of a Martin […]

    Hagoita-Ichi in Tokyo

    Japan’s elephantine capital has a ton of niche, subculture festivals that go on incessantly, from week to week. All in all, these are the events that make Tokyo the singular metropolis that it is. One such festival is Hagoita-Ichi. The annual mid-December fair at Senso Temple features some 50 open-air stalls that sell hagoita (battledores […]

    Best Places to Sleep on the Beach

    Hästens — a luxury bed company in Köping, Sweden — makes a mattress that sells for $60,000. Mercifully, we can think of a less cost-prohibitive way to catch some zzzs. All you need is a good public beach and a sense of adventure.

    Top Christmas Markets to Visit this Year

    With the Christmas season nearly upon us, that familiar vibe is in the air once more. People are once again infused with the cheer and excitement of the traditional Christmas spirit. Nothing allows you to indulge this more than a traditional Christmas market – the home of winter merriment in the northern hemisphere.

    Best Fake Tourist Destinations in the World

    Why travel halfway around the world when the world can come to you? This, apparently, is the logic behind the latest trend in domestic tourism: “fake” tourist destinations. Dubai, to cite one prominent example, is well on the way to a full-size replica of the Taj Mahal. India has plans to mimic Cambodia’s Angkor Wat […]