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Collection Travel the World from the Comfort of Home

Missing out on travel these days? Here are some of our favorite stories from around the world to help you see the world from the comfort of your own home. We hope that these stories will inspire you to see more wonder, kindness, and hope in our world, and maybe even take that trip you’ve always dreamed of.

Image: A rice paddy mural in Inakadate, depicting Buddhist diety Acala surrounded by clouds and lightning

How Rice Paddy Murals Saved this Japanese Village

Each year the town of Inakadate, Japan is flooded with tourists who come to see something incredibly special: their annual murals. What’s so special about these murals? They aren’t sketched or painted on a wall, they are planted in epic proportions in the town’s rice paddies. And these massive starchy masterpieces aren’t just breathtaking... over the past three decades they have revived a once struggling town!
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