Pancakes are out to conquer the world, but not the flat kind that anyone can make. The latest trend comes from Japan, where they are traditionally tall, soufflé-like and eaten with either savory or sweet toppings. It all started with a franchise company from Osaka and soon, Gram Cafes were springing up around the country. Hong Kong, Thailand and the U.S. followed, and it’s just a matter of time before Europe does, too.
New York photographer Dino Kužnik, who grew up in Slovenia, has fallen in love with the American West, yet there’s nothing wild about Kužnik’s vintage, pastel-like photos. The images have a serene quality that is wonderfully calming. Individual prints can be ordered on his website.
The 8888 steps to the top of Mount Fanjing in southwestern China take one to five hours to climb, depending on your fitness. But there’s also a cable car service to the twin Buddhist temples on top of this sacred, 2572-meter peak in the Wuling Mountains.
Breakwater Island is the biggest but also the chilliest: Roughly the size of 40 soccer fields, it’s located off the Pacific coast of Canada. Guests share the space with deer, bald eagles and beavers. Prices start at 120 euros per person/day.