The best holiday gifts for your favorite travelers

Travelers can be especially difficult to shop for during the holiday season. What do you get for friends or loved ones who would...
Photo courtesy of Sapporo City

Sculpted beauty at Sapporo Snow Festival

Hundreds of gigantic, eye-catching castles, shrines, Disney characters and Darth Vader of Star Wars will be shining February in...

Everyone celebrates this guy’s birthday


The Japanese celebrate a national holiday not on Dec. 25th, but instead on the 23rd!

While Japan doesn’t recognize Christmas...

International Destinations: Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang in Laos is an absolute treasure that should be on any traveler’s destinations list.
The quiet...
An iconic sunset in Bali. Photos by Shawn Johnnides

Basking in Bali's brilliance


Bali is easily one of the best places that I’ve experienced while living and traveling in the Pacific. The thing that impressed me...

People prepare to take pictures in the tunnel of light during a winter illumination event at Sagamiko Resort, Sagami City, Japan, Nov. 24, 2017. While in the tunnel of light, visitors will notice changes in the color of light starting with blue and going to yellow then green. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Sagamiko Resort: Winter Illumination


As we move closer to Christmas time, some Americans can recall driving around with their parents to look at Christmas lights when...

Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi, Stripes Kanto

Century-old battleship in Yokosuka offers rare peek into history


A long-time symbol of the city of Yokosuka, Memorial Ship Mikasa is not only an attraction for naval history enthusiasts, it’s a...

Hey! Get off base and check out these events in Japan!

Editor's note: There's a lot of stuff happening off base, so read below and then head off for some fun! (This was updated Dec. 8...
Tokyo Skytree (File photo)

7 things to make your winter trip even cooler

So you’ve finally landed in your dream city, Tokyo. And while everything is amazing and fun … it’s also really cold—cold enough...


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