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Unique Attractions for Your Next Trip (Vol. 2)

All throughout 2019 we’ll be introducing selections of unique attractions designed to help inspire your next big trip. Volume 2 explores destinations that are worth seeking out in Colombia, Japan, Iceland, and California.

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Lost in Translation

How Not to Piss Off a Japanese Chef

Japan is a country where the people go to great lengths in the name of hospitality. But there are lines that can be crossed — especially in restaurants. Tokyo-based chef and food blogger Marc Matsumoto outlines the five rules you need to remember if you don’t want to run afoul of a Japanese chef.

Dream Big

Our Most Exhilarating Hotel Photos, Part 1

The most-liked photos from our Instagram feed showcase an epic group of dream hotels and locations. Vote for your favorite, and we’ll give you more just like it. Part 1 of our series features hotel exteriors.

Fabrika Tbilisi Hotel

Hostel Takeover

The Influence of Youth-Oriented Lodging

It’s not often that a new style of hotel arrives on the scene, but when an idea gets big among the young, it isn’t long before it gets big everywhere else.

Amanemu Ryokan

Serenity Now

The Reinvention of the Ryokan

Today’s ryokans are putting a modern spin on a dependable format, helping carry it forward into yet another millennium.

The Lodge at Tikana

The World Is Yours

Hotels You Can Have to Yourself

If your idea of the perfect getaway is being in a stunning location surrounded by only your favorite people, then we’ve got the hotels for you.

Alila Jabal Akhdar Hotel Oman

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Fantastic Hotels for Your Inner Child

As children, we used our imaginations to create worlds of joy and wonder. We don’t do that nearly enough as adults, sadly — but these awe-inspiring hotels might offer us something even better.

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Hard Days Night Hotel Liverpool - Themed Boutique Hotel

Singular Obsession

The Passion of the Themed Hotel

Themed hotels often risk sacrificing comfort for concept. But thanks to some uniquely passionate visionaries, these hotels achieve the perfect balance.

Secret Bay Boutique Hotel in Portsmouth, Dominica

Hang In There

Clifftop Hotels of the Highest Quality

Sometimes you just want to see a bunch of amazing hotels on the edge of incredible cliffs high above gorgeous blue waves. We’re happy to oblige.

Dear Kanye

An Open Letter to an Aspiring Hotelier

When we heard that Kanye West was talking about adding “hotelier” to his already overstuffed résumé, we thought there’d be no time like the present to arrange an interview. But even though we’re arguably the world’s experts on unique and extraordinary hotels, our calls went unreturned. Nothing personal, we understand; but in the spirit of open collaboration, we offer our advice below.

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