February 9, 2017
Tokyo on a Tight Budget

Traveling Tokyo on a Tight Budget

Traveling Tokyo on a Tight Budget Some think traveling Tokyo on a tight budget is impossible. While traveling in a country’s largest city is almost always […]
August 29, 2016
Fushimi Inari Shrine

Kyoto’s Best Site: A Morning at Fushimi Inari Shrine

July 18, 2016

How I saved $1,249 dollars traveling in Japan

How I saved $1,249 dollars traveling in Japan Japan has a reputation for being a very expensive country. But actually, it’s on par or slightly cheaper […]
July 11, 2016
Japan via Instagram

Japan via Instagram

As part of the popular via Instagram series of posts, I’ve decided to continue with the theme that included Bangladesh via Instagram, Peru via Instagram, and […]
June 20, 2016
Japan on $70 a Day

Japan on $70 a Day – What You Can Expect

Japan is not as expensive as its reputation might lead one to believe. Misconceptions have led prospective visitors to place the country as the holy grail […]
May 15, 2013

Facebooking Japan [a photo essay]

A 17-day journey through the lesser-traveled Japan   I thought my Facebook campaign for Japan was quite successful and I wanted to compile all those highlights […]
April 4, 2013
Naoshima Island

Photos from the Road: Art Installations on Naoshima Island Japan

  Naoshima Island is one of the most interesting art projects I’ve come across during my travels. Since 1989, the small island, located in Japan’s Seto […]
March 28, 2013
Sleeping at an Internet Café

Experimental Accommodation in Japan: Sleeping at an Internet Café

While traveling in Japan, I wanted to report on some of the alternative accommodation types. From Fukuoka, I already wrote about sleeping in a capsule hotel. […]
March 25, 2013

Finding the Hidden Onsen of Beppu Japan

There are onsen for everybody in Beppu: mud baths, sand baths, and the typical mineral water baths. Onsen is the Japanese word for hot springs. Normally […]
March 22, 2013
kurokawa onsen

Photos from the Road: The Mineral Baths of Kurokawa Onsen

My trip to Japan was loosely planned around onsen. Onsen is the Japanese term for hot springs. Only on rare occasions are these hot springs in […]
March 20, 2013
first day in a new country

First Day in a New Country (Japan): Here’s What I Do

I thought it was going to be a one-time post when I wrote about my first day in Vietnam last year. But after thinking it over, […]
March 16, 2013

Photos from the Road: Kumamoto Castle and Hosokawa House

  Stopping in Kumamoto was a last-minute decision for me. It turned out to be a good one. The city was on the way from Fukuoka […]
March 13, 2013
capsule hotel in japan

My Capsule Hotel in Japan Experience

On the day I arrived in Japan, all the hostels in Fukuoka were booked solid. It was a Korean holiday, and the international ferry to Fukuoka […]
March 10, 2013

Fukuoka Japan: Where Ramen is a Real Meal

For most of us, ramen is a plastic package of dried noodles and powder flavoring. For fancy ramen, we might imagine a styrofoam bowl filled with […]
March 6, 2013

On Sailing to Japan

There is only one proper way to get to an island. I always feel like I’m cheating myself if I fly. To get to Japan, I […]