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Immerse yourself in Iwakuni: See the attractions, experience culture, meet communities

Looking down at the river and mountains from the observation room atop Iwakuni Castle, I could easily imagine why a feudal-time lord built his...

The view from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Photos courtesy of Jane Pipkin'

A student’s budget guide to Tokyo

So you have made the decision to visit Tokyo for the first time, great choice! However, you have one slight problem, you are a student still...
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Don’t be mean, travel green

It may be hard to “go green,” especially when traveling. However, imagine how much cleaner your favorite major city maybe if there wasn’t...

MY FAVES: Onsen to soak in

Japan is known as a treasure box of hot springs. In fact, there are 3,084 hot spring sites along with 20,972 bathing facilities located...
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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...
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My Paradise: ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Hobbiton Movie Set

While New Zealand’s South Island typically gets all the praise and glory, there is a lot to explore up in the north as well. We spent beautiful...