4 tips to have the best Airbnb experience

March 22, 2018
If you’re like me, you’re always trying to get the best bang for your buck on vacation.

Aomori delicacies

March 24, 2018
Aomori people love drinking, which may be due to the need for warmth in the colder winter.

More than meets the eye: 'Dead bodies are buried under cherry blossoms'

March 21, 2018
Ah, the beauty of the flowers. The parties with friends under picturesque trees. The wonderful feeling that comes with knowing spring has arrived. There’s nothing quite like...
Photos by Nano Betts

My Paradise: The top 10 reasons you should visit New Zealand

March 23, 2018
It is hard to describe how I feel about my whirlwind vacation in New Zealand, but one thing is certain – one week we spent there was nothing short of amazing.
Cherry blossom lined Meguro Canal (photo by Twenty-two hours /

Stop! Hanami time: Celebrate this cherry blossom season like the locals

March 21, 2018
Since the 17th century when Yoshimune Tokugawa planted sakura (cherry blossom trees) along riversides and on the edges of the city, people have wandered out to soak up this...

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

Base Info
March 14, 2018
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 Mar. 14)