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Live like the locals in Singapore

One of my favorite parts about traveling is having the opportunity to experience how other people live. Sure, seeing the sites, shopping and...
Photos by Stacy Roman

My Paradise: 9 food finds on Hawaii’s Big Island

The Big Island is a magical place. You can drive from lush tropical rainforests to dry, arid moonscape-like lava fields within a couple of hours...
Photo courtesy of Zuisen Distillery

Tour a distillery 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....

Photos by Nano Betts

Monkeying around: Iconic snow monkeys a perfect pair with natural hot springs

Japan has a few iconic images and the snow monkeys soaking in the natural hot springs is definitely one of them. I’ve been planning this trip...

Destination Paradise: Budget friendly Railay, Thailand, a thrill a minute

Escaping the sting of Korean winter has been a goal of ours each year we have lived here.  It seems quite essential for our sanity to take a...

Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Electric Town home to arcades, cafés and much more

Called Akiba for short, the Akihabara district of Tokyo is known as electric town. With hundreds of shops, ranging from tiny one-man stalls...
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Strolling in Ueno offers taste of old and new

Japan’s oldest zoo, tons of museums, a French-style modern park filled with cherry trees, numerous Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, along...

LITTLE OKINAWA: Southern isles and south-of-the-border converge in Tokyo

There is no towering Ryukyu gate. There are no ‘shisa’ lion statutes standing guard. Just a few Okinawan restaurants and grocers scattered amid...

A travel junky's 5 reasons to 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...

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