This small Japanese town is a vintage vending machine paradise

This small Japanese town is a vintage vending machine paradise

Editor’s Note — Monthly Ticket is a CNN Travel series that spotlights some of the most fascinating topics in the travel world. In August, we’re going back in time to revisit some of the greatest retro travel experiences. (CNN) — There’s a reason Sagamihara, Japan, isn’t in travel guides. It’s a sprawling commuter city for … Read more

Fatmata Binta is giving the world a taste of nomadic food culture

Fatmata Binta is giving the world a taste of nomadic food culture

(CNN) — Fatmata Binta has lived in many places throughout her life, but no matter where she is, food is always her home. Her passion for cooking began when she was just five years old. Born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, Binta grew up learning the customs of the Fulani people — one of the … Read more

Ukrainian chef to launch London restaurant staffed by refugees

Ukrainian chef to launch London restaurant staffed by refugees

(CNN) — Considered a “culinary ambassador” for Ukraine, renowned chef Yurii Kovryzhenko has spent years championing the national gastronomy of his home country around the world. Now Kovryzhenko, who’s previously run restaurants in South Korea and Georgia, as well as Ukraine, is preparing to open a neo-bistro-style establishment in London that will be staffed by … Read more