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O.C.E.A.N. volunteers clean up Malibu Beach in April. Photo courtesy of O.C.E.A.N.

Coastal cleanup group urges walking the talk


Editor's note: After the recent typhoon, which left much debris in its wake, we thought the following story will let folks know there is...

Two members of the Society for Creative Anachronism battle for the local chapter’s crown at a recent meet at White Beach.

Medieval chivalry meets modern times

Swords thwacked shields, thrusts were parried, and fair ladies cheered their champions as the battle for the coronet of the Palantine Barony of...

Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group and 18th Wing from Kadena Air  Base view rusting war relics from the infamous battle on Iwo May 28 for professional military education. Photo by Jennifer Harwood

Iwo Jima bridges generations for fighters

Looks are deceiving on the tiny Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Visitors today are treated to the sight of lush greenery and bewitching onyx beaches...

American Village offers genuine taste of home

Okinawa offers much to its visitors and residents, from beautiful scenery and rich culture to fine cuisine. But it is far from America and can...

Photos by Stephen Mansfield

Escape the late-winter blues with a tropical blast from the past

Like other tiny islands peppering the aquamarine waters of the Yaeyama chain in southern Okinawa, there isn’t a great deal to actually do on...

Naha Tug-of-War: You better pull your wait

Imagine the world’s largest tug-of-war. Imagine a rope so large that they have close down Route 58 to have enough room to lay it down. Picture...

Photo by Matt Orr: Falls offers water enthusiasts a chance to relax in the cool, dark waters of the swimming hole — or to relax on the rocks on the side of the waterfall.

A-ha! It’s worth the search to find beautiful Aha Falls

Let me start with this : I had no idea that I would stumble upon a beautiful oasis when I went looking for a strenuous hike through the lush...

Photo by Matt Orr: A large torii gate halfway up the staircase frames the city of Nago . The area is surrounded by cherry blossom trees. With so many on the side of the mountain, this area would be stunning when the blossoms are in bloom in the spring.

Atop Nago Mountain

I like to think that when I wrap up my current threeyear tour in six months, I will have made the most of my opportunity to explore the wonders of...

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