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  • Petals of cherry blossoms turn the Hirosaki castle moat into a pink extravaganza.

    Blooming Marvellous

    Picnic under the petals – it’s cherry blossom season. Text by Vincent Leung, photo by © JNTO Delicate and shimmeringly beautiful, pink and white cherry blossoms have been luring the Japanese outside…

  • Swimming with the whale shark is every diver’s dream.

    Swim with the Whale Sharks

    Encounter the world’s largest fish as the gentle giants move into shallower waters around the planet.  Text by Timothy Lo, photo by Paolo Lora Swimming with a whale shark is on top…

  • Mount Yasur in Vanuatu is constantly brewing.

    Playing with Fire

    Get geological during a trip to these volcanic wonders. Text by Vincent Leung, photo by Alcina Charlie, Vanuatu Tourism Office Since the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010, people have learned to…

  • A polar bear chilling out at the Toronto Zoo.

    Go Wild

    Get up close to exotic creatures in these world-class, interactive zoos that appeal to children and adults alike. Text by Vincent Leung, photo by Holly Fretwell Occupying 287 picturesque hectares in Canada’s…

  • The camp features an en-suite bathroom, housekeeping service, a personal camping butler and chef.

    Gone Glamping

    At some of the world’s most luxurious camp sites, guests rough it in style. Text by Tiffany Chan, Photo by The Resort at Paws Up There’s something magical about the great…