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Japan's Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and plenty of anime

Japan's Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and plenty of anime

When mutinous cries of "Not another zen garden, dad!" ring out, it's time to head for the Hollywood of Japan
Best and worst expat movies of all time

Best and worst expat movies of all time

Cinema loves portraying the lives of expats. Sometimes it gets it right. Sometimes it casts Nick Nolte as a shirtless mystic
Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic

Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic

In what is undoubtedly the world's "coolest" surf video, photographer Chris Burkhard endures freezing temperatures, blizzards and injury to capture Arctic waves and their riders
Road melts at Yellowstone National Park

Road melts at Yellowstone National Park

Extreme heat created by an active volcano below Yellowstone caused the road surface to bubble with oil
8 outlaw adventures around the U.S.

8 outlaw adventures around the U.S.

Jesse James' home and Al Capone's grave are two of the top sites for fans of America's former outlaws
8 greatest city mascots around the world

8 greatest city mascots around the world

Where to pay homage to the cutest local celebrities you'll ever stalk
Surfing in Antarctica... and other surprising locations

Surfing in Antarctica... and other surprising locations

Tired of sun-bleached, postcard-ready surf spots? There are different ways to carve waves
Airport charges passengers for cool air

Airport charges passengers for cool air

Passengers are used to paying for check-in baggage or priority boarding but one airport in Venezuela is now charging for the ultimate hidden extra
9 of the world's greatest tunnels

9 of the world's greatest tunnels

As the Channel Tunnel marks its 20th anniversary, we look at other underground connections that push engineering limits
Anchovy swarm on So Cal beach 'wonderful' for snorkelers

Anchovy swarm on So Cal beach 'wonderful' for snorkelers

"It's rare to see so many anchovy in surf zone," says expert. "Usually, schools are seen hundreds of yards to many miles offshore."
Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

From Cambodia's Killing Fields to the "Hanoi Hilton," the region's darker tourist attractions supply insight and shivers in equal doses
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