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The Best Japanese Snacks My favorite Japanese snacks and candy, all available on Amazon. Not quite as awesome as jumping on a plane and filling my arms with junk food at the conbini, but significantly cheaper. (if you have to pick just one, go with the Matcha Kit-Kats!)
Popular International Condiments   1. Kewpie Mayo Japan's beloved mayonnaise is a cult favorite, and for good reason. Chefs will tell you that Kewpie is closer to homemade mayo, and once you've had it, it's hard to use anything else. And don't get me started on Japanese potato salad-- so good! 2. Maggi...
Try the World Review 2017 I'd been wanting to subscribe to Try the World for a long time, so when I saw their recent special offering a free Portugal and Brazil box with the purchase of their new Michelin box, I jumped on it! (yes, I spent my own money,...

Best Travel Books of 2016

The Best Travel Books 2016 2016 was a great year for travel books! Here's my list of the best travel books of the year; those that will inspire you to travel, broaden your horizons, and become favorites you keep returning to. Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain's Food Culture Matt Goulding...
2016 Gifts for Travelers: For Your Guy Gift ideas for your boyfriend or husband, who's your partner in travel, and everything else. Above, a handsome handmade pottery pour over coffee set, that's space saving and perfect for apartment dwellers, $58. Eagle Creek's fantastic set of compression bags (because he likes to...
2016 Gifts for Travelers: For Your Gal Gift ideas for your travel-loving girlfriend or wife. Above, Cuyana's Leather Travel Case Set is super chic and comes in a rainbow of colors, $110. This washable(!!) silk pajama set from Lunya is awesome for travelers, but great for lounging at home too, $168. Because...
2016 Gifts for Travelers: For Your Dad Gift ideas for your dad, who loves Americana and weekend roadtrips.  Above, Humans of New York's new collection of photographs and individuals' stories would probably delight quite a few on your list, but I'm thinking of using it as a gentle horizon-broadening for...
2016 Gifts for Travelers: For Your Mom Gift ideas for your sweet mom, who's always excited to hear about your travels, and needs a little nudge to adventures of her own. Above, Baby Alpaca Travel Set from Cuyana, $195. Bon Lux's Sweet Smoke candle, evoking campfires and honeycomb. Shipped all the...
2016 Gifts for Travelers: For Your Brother Gift ideas for your nerdy, perpetually curious brother. Above, a warm cashmere hat he wouldn't buy for himself, but will wear all winter, $85 (also this one's on sale, as is this one). The Bowery Boys dig into New York City's history, neighborhood by...
2016 Gifts for Travelers: For Your Best Friend Gift ideas for your adventurous, travel-loving best friend. Above, a set of Cocktail Lip Balms, tasty grown up versions of the flavored lip balms you loved as kids, $21. A cool palmistry inspired Hand Ring Dish for her baubles, $38. A book of inspiration...

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