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Museum Month: JEATH War Museum, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Museum Month: JEATH War Museum, Kanchanaburi, Thailand History has never been my favorite subject, but once I began traveling in earnest, I discovered something. If I visited a destination, I usually became obsessed with its history or indigenous peoples. Unfortunately, I didn't discover this in time to save the downward...

Where Would You Travel Just to Eat?

Where Would You Travel Just to Eat? It's a question that comes up again and again. Even more so in the last few years, as the industrialized world seems to become food obsessed. Not just with eating in general but also where it comes from (is it local?) and how it's grown. Our preoccupation with provenance...

Escorted Travel Adds Value With Private Experience

Escorted Travel Adds Value With Private Experience When travel planning calls for first-class accommodations, airfare, and guidance along the way, travelers often use a travel agent to help. Commonly accepted advice is to use one that specializes in the method of travel or destination you choose. Better yet, use one that...

People To People Partners With MTV, Give Back

People To People Partners With MTV, Give Back People to People Ambassador Group will be sending over 100 students to Japan in July for the first time since a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit in 2011. This week, People to People launched the Act for Japan contest in partnership with MTV Act to give away one full...

Gifts From Abroad: What To Bring Your Family When You Come Home

Gifts From Abroad: What To Bring Your Family When You Come Home My wife and I travel a lot, sometimes together, sometimes separately. We both have careers that require us to travel and while it can be tough to be apart, at least we have the regular ritual of seeing what gifts from abroad are popping out of each other's suitcases! My...

Video Of The Day: Tokyo In Slow Motion

Just the same as New York or London, Tokyo is a fast-paced place. Filmmaker and Tokyo local Alex Lee has slowed down the hustle and bustle, artfully showcasing some of his favorite parts of the Japanese capital's most quintessential activities. The short video takes...

Journey To The Gyre: A Trip Into The Heart Of The Pacific Garbage Patch

Journey To The Gyre: A Trip Into The Heart Of The Pacific Garbage Patch The Pacific Ocean has been an active topic here at Gadling lately. First there was the "Ghost Ship" found adrift off of Canada, then Dave Seminara's brilliant April Fool's Day report on the island of Nauru, and last week I waxed philosophical in Vagabond Tales about...

British Woman Prepares To Row Across The Pacific

British Woman Prepares To Row Across The Pacific Last April we posted a story about Sarah Outen, an adventurous 26-year-old from the U.K. who had set out to circumnavigate the globe using nothing but her own power. Sarah called her journey the London2London expedition and over the past 12 months she has traveled by kayak...

Wine: The New Drink Of Asia?

Wine: The New Drink Of Asia? No, there aren't vineyards suddenly springing up along remote portions of the Great Wall, inside the DMZ or on the upper slopes of Mt. Fuji. Of that much I am certain. There are, however, many people who live in these areas who are developing a notable penchant for wine and,...

Tsunami powered ghost ship closes in on Canadian shores

Tsunami powered ghost ship closes in on Canadian shores When last year's earthquake and resulting tsunami rocked Japan, the destruction of property and disruption to travel plans were immediate. Minor quakes after the initial tremor did little more damage. But a Japanese squid-fishing boat has been drifting across the Pacific...

Exploring the must-see sites of Tohoku, Japan

Exploring the must-see sites of Tohoku, Japan In the twentieth century, tourism was a major industry in Tohoku, Japan, due to its array of unique cultural offerings and beautiful landscape. However, on March 11, 2011, the region suffered much damage due to a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Now, a year later, the...

An introduction to the food and dining etiquette of Tohoku, Japan

An introduction to the food and dining etiquette of Tohoku, Japan The Tohoku Region in Northeast Japan is comprised of six prefectures including Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata. It is an area of beautiful mountainous landscape, lively entertainment and, most importantly, a delicious food culture. Although the region...

Meet the artists of Kanazawa, Japan

Meet the artists of Kanazawa, Japan Kanazawa is an often overlooked destination in Japan, as travelers often assume the city has little to offer. In reality, the area has a breathtaking landscape, rich culture and a plentiful arts scene that has been around for generations. Kanazawa's thriving arts...

10 reasons to visit Kanazawa, Japan

10 reasons to visit Kanazawa, Japan One of the most overlooked destinations in Japan is Kanazawa. Although it is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, many tourists have not heard of the city or use it only as a quick stopover to other places. In reality, Kanazawa has a legacy in the arts, a rich cultural...

Students travel to Japan, help recovery efforts

Students travel to Japan, help recovery efforts Travel to Japan was disrupted last year when a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11. The disaster brought an alarming death toll, fear of nuclear explosion and travel alerts cancelling hundreds of flights and stranding tens of thousands of travelers. But...

Unusual aphrodisiacs from Asian countries

Unusual aphrodisiacs from Asian countries Wondering how to get you or your partner more in the mood for sex? Instead of opting for expensive pills or unnatural remedies, why not learn from the Asian culture and try one of these libido-boosting aphrodisiacs? From dangerously poisonous fish to fertilized duck embryo...

Eight Underground Cities

Eight Underground Cities As a rule, people generally prefer to live above ground. Whether it's claustrophobia, prohibitive construction costs, or just enjoyment of the sun, people have generally stuck with above-ground structures across the globe. In instances where above-ground cities have...

Video of the Day: Japanese folding trick

Travel experts love to share tips on the best ways to pack. Heck, we've done tons of posts on packing tips. However, thanks to the sorcery in this video from Japan, we've discovered the best way to fold our clothes. Of course, first we have to understand what the hell is...

Life in Japan, from sushi's perspective

In Japan, conveyor belt sushi, or kaiten-zushi, is the equivalent of a burger joint or taco stand: a cheap, quick dining option for people from all walks of life. At kaiten-zushi establishments, small plates of sushi, sashimi, and other Japanese specialties are...

10 Etsy shops from around the world

10 Etsy shops from around the world With all of the Etsy shops out there, how are you supposed to know which shops to peruse and potentially support? While it's a good thing to be supporting independent, local, self-made, all-natural, and/or struggling artists, it's a difficult thing to know where to start....

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