Rest assured, cat-loving travelers can basically go anywhere in Japan and find kitty-covered everything, from candy and cookies decorated with cat faces to clothing, accessories, purses, backpacks and essentially everything in between. It’s safe to say the Japanese really love cats. For those looking for that extra cat power on their trip, Japan has a couple islands dedicated to making those dreams come true.
Anyone who is feline obsessed may already know Aoshima is the place to be. Also known as Cat Island, Aoshima is an island in the Ehime Prefecture famous for the large population of feral cats. The feline residents outnumber humans 10:1 and are descendants of their ancestors who lived on the island to decrease the rodent population. Mission accomplished, and then some.
A lesser-known cat island, but with more than 150 residents awaiting visitors, Ainoshima is a cat lover’s getaway. On the island of Shingu, in the Fukuoka Prefecture, Ainoshima is a small island offering scenic coastlines, hot springs, quaint quiet towns and, of course, a small village of cats living by the main port.
Known as the cat island of Miyagi, Tashirojima is located of the coast of Ishinomaki and home to hundreds of cats. Begin your journey to Odomari Port, but no need to bring catnip, these felines are well-fed by local fisherman and a bit heartier than you might expect. Tashirojima is a small island with a low population (of humans) and little tourist amenities — so be sure to keep a vigilant eye on bus departures and taxis to get you around the island. Check out the Nitoda port and villages for accommodations, located nearby the Nekokamisama cat shrine.
The internet is teeming with countless listicles that advise you on what to pack for your next vacation, especially when it comes to products to help you stay safe and healthy while miles away from home. But there are some medical products you might not really need, despite the overflow of suggestions.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
While the snow continued to fall at a steady clip, my taxi pulled up outside Hotel Bonaventure Montréal. A quick departure from my cab and a few steps later, I was taken in by the distinctive style of the entrance corridor. A quick elevator ride to the lobby is necessary because Hotel Bonaventure Montréal sits on the final two floors of a 17-story business and professional complex. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Montréal, and even connects to the city’s underground concourse.
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The Danakil Depression has been described as hell on Earth. Considered the hottest place on the planet, the nightmare conditions of the Depression led to some incredibly fascinating formations. If you can withstand the climate, it offers a unique adventure few have ever seen.