Nagoya's big names, trains and automobiles

Mar 12, 2016

Nagoya's big names, trains and automobiles

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Mount Fuji whizzes by as I drive the Tokaido N700 series shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagoya. “Don’t let the speed go above 270 kilometers per hour,” warns Kaori Takagi. I heed the warning, though Takagi is not a shinkansen driver instructor. We are, in ...

Tourism transforms quiet Mexican beach

Mar 12, 2016

Tourism transforms quiet Mexican beach

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Bookended by seaside rocks that protrude into warm Pacific Ocean waters, the relatively small Playa de los Muertos, or Beach of the Dead, features gentle waves, pelicans diving for fish and sunbathers lying on the sand. Vendors sell beer and grilled fish-on-a-stick, and two ...

Discover the cosmopolitan vibe of Toronto

Feb 27, 2016

Discover the cosmopolitan vibe of Toronto

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Grab your toque (what Canadians call a wool hat) and get your game face on if you’re heading for the NBA All-Star Game in the 6ix —a term coined by rapper Drake, Toronto’s unofficial ambassador, for his hometown. The 6ix, referring to the city’s ...

'Glamping' in Japan: Roughing it just got easy

Feb 26, 2016

'Glamping' in Japan: Roughing it just got easy

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“Glamping,” or “glamorous camping,” is gaining popularity in Japan among travelers who want to experience the pleasures associated with camping without forsaking the comforts of a luxury hotel. Hoshino Resort Co., a leading operator of resorts and hotels, opened Japan’s first glamping facility, Hoshinoya ...

Consider Grand Bahama for a quiet island getaway

Feb 20, 2016

Consider Grand Bahama for a quiet island getaway

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Looking for a low-key winter getaway or quiet spring break destination? Grand Bahama may be your place. It’s one of the main islands of the Gulf Stream-warmed Bahamas archipelago of 700 islands, cays and inlets sprawling across the waters off southeastern Florida. Our February ...