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A guide paddles by the mouth of the underground river during a tour of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in the Philippines.

Go underground on a river tour in the Philippines

If you look up, keep your mouth closed.

That is the first and perhaps most crucial piece of advice you will get from guides at one of...

Mothers, with a kid on their back, take snaps of the older kids playing with the yellow blossoms

Yellow flowers at Hamarikyu Garden

In the middle of March, at the onset of the spring, the flowers at Hamarikyu Garden in Shimbashi start to bloom, with the rapeseed yellow flowers...

My trip to India

Editor’s Note: New Kanto Stripes writer Tetsuo Nakahara took a trip of a lifetime to India in 2009. We hope you enjoy his story. If you have a...

A Peach of a way to travel

If you have tried to get around Japan, you may notice that airfare is little expensive, or “spendy” as it’s called in the Pacific Northwest. And...

Main(land) Attractions

Editor's Note: If you're new to Japan or haven't explored the country like you had wanted, don't worry because we've got some great places for you...

Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Japan

Where to go to check out the Cherry Blossoms

As of March 13, the Japan Weather Association forecasts that cherry blossoms will start blooming on March 20 in Tokyo. The following are place to...

Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Japan

A nation in bloom

Late March to early April is a time of the year that most of Japanese have been waiting for. It is when winter’s chill gives way to the blessings...

OUR PARADISE: The Porter Clan goes to Palau

Our paradise greeted us with radiant sunshine, balmy breezes, brilliant blue waters, bright island colors – and many cheerful smiles. We were...

Ome Plum Blossom

Plum blossom festivals blooming across Japan

Editor's Note: Soon it'll be cherry blossom time, but for now, check out some plum blossoms. (This was updated March 10)

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EXPLORING SINGAPORE

Let’s face it. Visions of hanami may be dancing in your head, but it could still be a month before your heavy clothes hit the proverbial closet....

The Nickola family examining a tide pool (Photo by Kat Nickola)

Roar!! Walking in the footsteps of dinosaurs

Editor's Note: Let's go back in time with Kat Nickola. Looks like she found another adventure, so hang on and enjoy!

You are standing at the...

Doai Station in Minakami

At the risk of sounding like a bit of a trainspotter, Doai Station on the Joetsu Line just outside Minakami is one station you really want to...

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