Latest Articles on Japan

Where We’d Travel If Money Was No Object

Traveling is eye-opening, fun, and breathtaking, but let’s face it: It can be hard on the wallet. So while we’d love to jet off to the Maldives for a two-week stay at an expensive resort, or go on an around-the-world cruise, that’s not always doable. For a minute though, we suspended disbelief to imagine where…

7 of the Best Trips for Introverts

Introverts are often thought to be shy and timid, though recent studies have shown that this isn’t always the case. Sure, introverts may relish their alone time, but some just function better in smaller groups or in shorter social periods. Introverts will likely want to skip places where public interaction is inescapable and it’s hard…

The Most Underrated Cruise Destinations Around the World

Viking Orion/Oyster The Caribbean. The Mediterranean. Repeat. It’s easy to get in a rut when cruising, but there are so many more destinations waiting to be discovered by sea. Broaden your horizons with this list of the most underrated cruise destinations around the globe. Which itinerary will you book next?

7 Countries With the Highest Life Expectancy

Eat more greens. Drink less booze. Exercise every day. There are many things we do to stay healthy and (hopefully) live longer. And thanks to this combination of a healthy diet, increased activity, and high-quality healthcare, residents of some countries can expect — on average — to live longer than others. The World Economic Forum’s…

6 Luxurious Nude-Friendly Travel Experiences

Whether you’re a seasoned nudist traveler or thinking of dipping your toes into clothing-optional activities, there are tons of nude-friendly pastimes to choose from. Sure, skinny dipping and topless sunbathing are easy and exhilarating ways to go au naturel while on vacation, but if you’re looking for something more luxurious, read on. Below, we rounded…

These Monkeys Soaking in a Hot Spring Will Melt Your Heart

Brace yourself for some monkey business. Out of all the primates in the world, macaques, or snow monkeys, live the farthest north. But that’s not the only reason these adorable, fuzzy-faced creatures have been making headlines. The animals are known to keep warm by bathing in a hot spring in Japan’s world-famous Jigokudani Monkey Park.…

8 Adorable Animal Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

The Sistine Chapel. The Taj Mahal. These are typical line items on a bucket list. And while we’re all for seeing the wonders of the world, as animal lovers, we have to confess that nothing makes us as giddy as a good nose-to-nose experience with an adorable creature. If otters holding hands warms your heart…

Japanese Cherry Blossom Season: 10 of the Best Places to Visit

It’s hard to understate just how beautiful Japan’s cherry blossom (or sakura) season is. During the last weeks of March or first weeks of April, a sea of pink and white washes across many mountains, rivers, towns, temples, and cities throughout the country. Tokyo and Kyoto receive the lion’s share of attention, but there are…

Our Favorite Hotel in 6 Tokyo Neighborhoods

It’s tough deciding where to stay in a city as sprawling and with as many distinctive neighborhoods as Tokyo. Some areas are posh and shiny, while others are edgy, creative, or nightlife-driven. It helps to know what you want, of course, whether it’s great restaurants, quiet streets, or proximity to cherry blossoms. Below, check out…