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5 Amazing Places for Backcountry Skiing in California

If you don’t live in California, chances are your first thoughts of the West Coast state are sunshine and blue skies (and maybe rain for San Francisco). Truth is, however, there are some amazing opportunities for backcountry skiing in California. Californians sometimes boast of the fact that, traffic permitting, they can ski and snowboard in …

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15 Must-Try Japanese Drinks (Alcohol + Soft Drinks)

When we think Japanese alcohol, we think sake. But the best Japanese drinks include fantastic beer, whiskey, and more. And then there’s all the Japanese soda and soft drinks to get to know. When it comes to all things culinary, Japan is legendary the world over for its varied and wonderful foods. Sushi, onigiri, okonomiyaki, …

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5 Unmissable Things to Do in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Get ready to discover why we fell in love with this gorgeous area of Thailand and why it should be next on your list. Kanchanaburi Province in western Thailand is a four hour train ride from Bangkok. When you step off that train, you’re welcomed — with open arms — into an entirely different world. …

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13 Unique Latvian Foods and Drinks You Should Try in 2021

Get to know the best Latvian food, drink, and desserts to try at home or on your future trips to Latvia. Cold countries with tough climates and rugged landscapes have a wonderful habit of developing hearty cuisines made from belly-filling carbohydrates and meats, as well as a love of forest-floor foraging. Latvia is no different. …

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16 Best Queer Graphic Novels (+ Manga)

Being queer means a lot of things to a lot of people, and here we have attempted to represent a broad scope of queer writers and stories within the world of comics, graphic novels, and manga. Here, you’ll find a lesbian memoir, a gay romance, queer graphic novels filled with asexual and non-binary characters, as …

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How to Explore Jimbocho: Tokyo’s Booktown

If you’re a fan of books and travel, and you find yourself in Tokyo, then look no further. Jimbocho (神田古書店街), located in the heart of Tokyo, is a bookworm’s paradise. Over 200 bookstores populate the booktown of Himbocho, and many of them serve both Japanese and English readers. The range of books on offer in …

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