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Women’s pro-wrestling hits Okinawa July 15

Get ready, Okinawa, women’s pro-wrestling is coming to the island.
 
The OZ Academy Joshi Pro-wrestling will put on its 20th...

Time to slurp away on Okinawa's 'Soba Road'

Take a ride down Soba Road

There is a road in Motobu Town nicknamed “Soba Kaido,” or “Soba Road,” for good reason.

There are more than...

A cosplayed Mamoru-Kun renders a salute alongside members of Kadena Air Base and a local volunteer during a beach cleanup Oct. 9, 2016, at Araha Beach, Okinawa, Japan. Mamoru-Kun is an iconic figure from one of Okinawa’s smaller islands, Miyako-Jima, who stands post as a lookout for society. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

Mamoru-kun is always watching on Okinawa

It was the peak of summer 2015 and I could barely wait until Friday so I could spend my time off snorkeling and stuffing my face with local...

Your travel style plays a part in your travel success

I won’t lie, I have never put much thought into my “travel style” until my fabulous blogger friend Angie from Silverspoon London tagged me in her...

Photo by Scott Wheeler

Enjoy motorcycles on Okinawa

During my teenage years, and into young adulthood, I enjoyed motocross and enduro type racing at the amateur level. As I got older and became a...

Photo courtesy of  Tokyo Sento Association

The difference between a sento and an onsen?

Most foreigners believe that all public baths are onsen. But that’s not true. There is another type of public bath, sento, that also offers you...

Music fests to rock Okinawa on July 14!

Okinawa will host a pair of music festivals this summer. Once again, the Corona Sunsets Festival will return with fun, sun and of course,...
Photo courtesy of Zuisen Distillery

Distillery tours on Okinawa

Several awamori distillers allow visitors to tour their facilities for free. Visit one and take a closer look at the art of distilling awamori....

Travel Junky: Why I invest in travel, not things

If my mom’s English was good enough and she read this post, she would probably not talk to me for a long time. My mother-in-law lovingly called us...

Photo by Michael Flemming/JapanTravel

From caves to kitsch, Okinawa World inspires all!

Whether you have kids or not, the coolest place on the island can be found at Okinawa World.  Located about 20 minutes southeast of Naha, in Nanju...

5 simple tips for a healthier vacation

We all need a break from the real world from time to time. Whether you’re taking the weekend or two weeks off, you have already completed the...

When living abroad, home ome is wherever you are now

They say there is no place like home, but as my life as an expat evolves I keep asking myself – where is home?

Believe it or not, I’ve...

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