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6 tips to 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...
Photos by Sleiman Azizi

Soka Senbei Garden in Saitama

You would be forgiven for thinking that senbei rice crackers were the ninja of Japanese food. Hiding in plain sight in literally every kitchen,...

A great place near Misawa to make soba

Next to Misawa Air Base, Tonami-an offers a class on making handmade soba noodles (teuchi-soba). I recently took the class, located in Tohoku-...

Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Guide

Thailand is home to the largest land animal alive today, and it happens to be the icon of Thailand. Can you guess what it is? Yes, elephants....
Photos courtesy of Suo-Oshima town

Explore Suo-Oshima, a beautiful island off Iwakuni

Suo-Oshima, aka Yashima Island, near MCAS Iwakuni, is a popular tourist attraction in the Setouchi (inland sea) region of Japan where you can...
Photos courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization

DMZ, a symbol of peace and culture

The Demilitarized Zone, more commonly referred to as the DMZ, was set up and agreed upon during the armistice agreement. Roughly 20 years later,...

Tokyo to Misawa: Time for a Japan road trip!

Travelogue: Tokyo to Misawa via open road

An eight-hour road trip covering 400 miles from Tokyo to Misawa Air Base offers...

Photos by Simone Armer

Road Trippin' in Kyushu, Japan (Part I)

I would have never considered disappearing into the countryside for four days by myself. Growing up in a city where danger is perceived to be...

Kanazawa District, Yokohama: Real-life art in the present day

The Kanazawa district of Yokohama City, 10 miles north of Yokosuka Naval Base, was once known as a popular sightseeing attraction made up scenic...

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...

Singapore’s historic Kampong Glam ignites with passion

The historical precinct of Kampong Glam will soon be pulsating with an exciting series of fun and entertaining activities for both tourists and...

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