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peace statue in Nagasaki

How to Spend One day in Nagasaki, Japan

peace statue in Nagasaki

If you only have one day in Nagasaki, Japan, how do you choose what to see and do? Considering Nagasaki’s place in WWII history, the decision isn’t hard for those trying to understand how one event—the dropping of an atomic bomb—so changed the world. One day is never enough to explore a city, but on […]

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Close up of three snow monkeys peering into the water of a hot spring at their reflections.

Visiting Japan’s Jigokudani Monkey Park

Close up of three snow monkeys peering into the water of a hot spring at their reflections.

Japan is one of the world’s most intriguing travel locations. With a staggeringly vibrant blend of traditional and modernity, the country has just about something for everyone, and then more. On a visit to Japan, people normally spend their time exploring the ancient temples as well as the modern architecture that makes up the country’s […]

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Japanese garden

First Impressions of Japan

Japanese garden

Updated 08.01.2019:  Simply put—Japan is an amazing destination. From a strong cultural reverence for nature and order to the ultra high tech industry, the country has a bit of everything, which can be a bit overwhelming, especially on a first-time visit to Japan. Featured contributor, Debi Lander from ByLanderSea, is here to share her impressions […]

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Kibitsuhiko Shrine.

Cycling the Kibiji Trail through the Japanese Countryside

Kibitsuhiko Shrine.

While we enjoy active travel of any sorts, we absolutely adore off-the-beaten path adventures in faraway lands. Today’s guest writers, Sarah and Laura from Wandercooks, are here to tell us all about their adventures biking through Japan on the beautiful Kibiji Trail. Japan is a complex and beautiful country that brings to mind both ancient […]

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Japanese Train System

How to Be Your Own Boomer Tour Guide in Japan

Japanese Train System

How comfortable are you when it comes to exploring a completely foreign city on your own? It seems that travelers are always divided on the issue of organized tours versus DIY exploration. However, both travel styles have their advantages and disadvantages and sometimes it just comes down to the individual destination. Today, My Itchy Travel […]

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Todai-ji Temple in Nara, Japan

A Visit to Nara, Japan: One Giant Buddha and Lots of Hungry Deer

Todai-ji Temple in Nara, Japan

I’ve just returned from a two week adventure in Japan and I’m still trying to come to terms with everything we saw in this beautiful country. From the quiet chaos that is Tokyo to Kyoto’s 1,600 Buddhist temples, we found ourselves in a dizzying state of awed inspiration just about every single day. On most […]

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Scenic stupas

Bicycling Tours for Boomers

Scenic stupas

Bicycling tours for boomer adventure A destination takes on a different perspective from the seat of a bicycle. Bicycling tours for boomers add a new dimension to your travels. Whether on an organized bicycling tour or exploring roads on your own, cycling is a fun way to experience the world. Some of the links on […]

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rows of apple trees

Autumn Escape to Hendersonville, North Carolina

rows of apple trees

Although the autumn season is definitely New England’s time to shine, there are quite a few alternatives that offer beautiful leaf peeping without the crowds that typically flock to the Northeast. And when it comes to fall road trips, some of America’s smallest towns offer the most charming experiences. Today, our guest contributor, Cheryl Rodewig, […]

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Woman wearing a non la, or conical hat, riding a bicycle in Hoi An Old Town in Vietnam. Her reflection in shown in the Thu Bon River.

How to Spend Three days in Hoi An

Vietnam is a destination that speaks to travelers for a number of reasons, but has an especially emotional connection with Americans. Visiting the country today is an eye-opening experience for many. Guest contributor, Teresa Otto from The Nomad’s Daughter is here to tell us all about her recent trip to the country where she found […]

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Exploring Smoking Volcanoes by Army Truck in Far East Russia

an exursion to siberia

Exploring smoking volcanoes by Russian army truck is a must-do Petropavlovsk cruise excursion. It’s one of my all-time favorite shore excursion experiences. And with over 400 nights at sea, I’ve been on plenty of them. The Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia is a beautiful land of smoking volcanoes and abundant wildlife. Since it’s not […]

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