May 17, 2022

Native Hawaiian Is Urging People to Vacation Elsewhere and Explains Why

For those looking to Hawai’i for a tropical getaway, Native Hawaiian Lily Hi'ilani Okimura has a message: please don’t come. Okimura regularly posts content about the issues affecting Pacific Islanders, and one recurring topic is tourism. The islands of Hawai’i have long been tourist destinations; in 2019, a record 10.4 million people visited the islands.

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March 24, 2022

Disney World Opens Immersive Star Wars Hotel That Lets You Choose Your Adventure

Ever wish you could explore a Star Wars spaceship, practice wielding a lightsaber, or learn to play Sabacc? Disney World’s new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser gives you the chance to do all of those things, and more, in an adventure where every detail is designed to immerse you in the experience. Like the iconic Star Wars opening crawl, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser wastes no time establishing the fictional universe.

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March 4, 2022

Travel Guru Rick Steves Stands With Ukraine and Cancels Russia Tours

For 40 years, travel author and television personality Rick Steves has been helping Americans explore the world. And now, he's also reminding them that it's important to think about the governments they help when spending their hard-earned money abroad. In light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Steves has canceled all 2022 tours that include a stop in Russia.

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February 28, 2022

Tokyo’s 2D Cafe Looks Like an Incredible Manga Drawing

In a-ha's 1985 music video for Take on Me, the lead singer walks through a 2D drawing that eventually becomes three-dimensional. The video was revolutionary at the time and continues to inspire. One look at Tokyo's 2D Cafe and one can't help but think of the iconic video. Located in the Shin Okubo neighborhood, this cute cafe looks like a page from a manga.

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