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37 Places to Eat in Tokyo

37 Places to Eat in Tokyo

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On a whim, I went to Tokyo for a week. My friends and I had been talking about a food-themed trip to the city for years, and after convincing them that now was the time to cash in all our miles, we found ourselves at the airport on a cold November day with one goal: to eat as much as humanly possible. Like me, they’d been to Tokyo before and each had a list of places to eat at. Along with our combined lists, I had received suggestions from friends, readers, and one of my favorite foodies, Mark Weins of Migrationology. Even eating four to six meals a day, I was barely able to scratch the surface of the list of recommendations. Nevertheless, I wanted to share the combined suggestions of the community and my own investigations with you. (Those I ate at are denoted by a star.) Afuri Yebisu (1
Travel news quiz: January edition

Travel news quiz: January edition

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This month’s quiz reveals which city is the most expensive place to buy a pint © Funny Solution Studio / Shutterstock Do you know which famous Canadian is soon to have their own dedicated museum exhibition? Or what London’s latest coffee trend entails? Test your knowledge of happenings in the travel sphere with our travel news quiz, featuring some of this month’s most intriguing stories. TAKE THE QUIZ Get a regular dose of travel inspiration by signing up to our Lonely Planet newsletter.
#TravelTheRainbow: Colorful destinations around the world

#TravelTheRainbow: Colorful destinations around the world

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The world is a colorful place, and if you’re not out there exploring it, then sometimes it’s easy to forget! So if you’re cooped up in an office staring out the window at a bleak and dreary winter scene, here are some destinations from across the globe to brighten up your day and inspire you to #TravelTheRainbow Red: Daigo-Ji Temple, Japan Not only is this temple an absolute beauty, but it’s also of huge cultural significance to Japan. It’s a designated World Heritage Site, and provides the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism a place of community and worship. For travelers, it’s an amazing sight to behold. It’s situated on a mountainside and surrounded by a wealth of nature to complement its deep red hues perfectly. A post shared by Yuliya A. #MyTravelGram (@selfish_girl) on Dec 20, 2017 a
5 amazing activities in Botswana

5 amazing activities in Botswana

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If you’re looking for heaven on earth, we’ve already found it! Eden is in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. This magnificent swathe of jade green land and rivers is home to some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa, and also to the continent’s very best safari lodges. The Delta’s lush landscape contrasts starkly with that […] The post 5 amazing activities in Botswana appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Memories

Memories

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Spurred by the writing of my next book about my years on the road, I find myself wandering the halls of memory reminiscing about my last decade of travel. I dig through old photos and journal entries. I search Facebook for people I met years ago. Stories and faces long forgotten zoom back into my mind as I wonder where they are and what they are doing. Those whose lives briefly intersected with my own on the highway of life. The five backpackers who inspired my original trip. The girl from that hostel in Prague who welcomed me into her friend group when I was too afraid to say hello. The Dutch guys I spent weeks traveling with in Australia. The motley crew I spent a month with in New Zealand. My friends from when I lived in Bangkok. The folks I picked up on my road trip across the states....
Join our #lpchat on Best in Travel 2018!

Join our #lpchat on Best in Travel 2018!

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To celebrate the start of a whole new year of travel opportunities, we’re kicking off 2018 with a Twitter chat themed around our Best in Travel list! Detailing the wheres, whens and whats of travel’s best offerings for the year ahead, Best in Travel is a go-to for tips, inspiration and ideas on all things adventure planning. In this Twitter chat, we’ll be talking about what makes the featured destinations so intriguing, what’s new in travel for 2018 and, of course, your Best in Travel-related travelling tales. There’ll be dramatic landscapes, cultural capitals and exploratory cruises, amongst plenty of topical travel inspo! Bring your best stories, pictures, tips and tricks, and meet us on Twitter at 16:30 GMT/ 8:30 PST on Thursday 1 Feb. See you there! The b
2018’s trending destinations

2018’s trending destinations

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New year, new you and new countries to tick off the list! With data from our customers and our own sense of wanderlust driving us forth, we’ve pulled together our most lusted after destinations for 2018. Some are old favorites making a resurgence, and some are new, unchartered territories calling out to be discovered…   1. Sri Lanka A post shared by Charlotte & Josh (@thespindrifters) on Jan 2, 2018 at 9:57pm PST Why? At the time of writing this, Sri Lanka is ahead of any other country in our customer poll. This tiny teardrop-shaped island in the Indian Ocean is the Asian hotspot of 2018, home to a diverse range of natural beauty and ancient wonders. It’s relatively new on the backpacker trail, and you travelers can’t get enough of its authentic culture and untouched landsca
Face your fears in these 8 Italian caves that will make your jaw drop

Face your fears in these 8 Italian caves that will make your jaw drop

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Let’s take luxury travel in a different direction: into the bowels of Italy. Not necessarily spelunking in the strict sense, but simply touring. Caves hold a mysterious fascination that pings a bell of intrigue in all of us. A benefit of Italian caves is that if you focus your travel around caves during the day, […] The post Face your fears in these 8 Italian caves that will make your jaw drop appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.