A Visit to Hiroshima, Japan

On August 6, 1945 an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. This event killed over 100,000 people, with many more people suffering from the effects of radiation for the rest of their lives. When I learned I would be traveling to Japan and reviewed our itinerary, […]

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Guest Post: Destinations in Asia Worth Exploring

After years of traveling, you sometimes get sick of tourist attractions and want to get out of the beaten tracks. I don’t blame you for that, but let’s not forget that some places are this popular for a reason after all. Here’s my list of some places in Asia victim of their success but that […]

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Exploring Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island is known to be one of the most scenic spots in Japan. It is located on the Seto Inland Sea and is referred to as an “Island of Gods.” It is home to wild deer, the Itsukushima Shrine, and many temples and historic monuments. The Aki Grand Hotel is located a short ferry ride […]

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Guest Post: An Adventurous Week in Cebu, Philippines

For spring break, I decided to fly to the Philippines and travel the islands around Cebu for about 10 days. Apart from the breathtaking landscapes, the friendliness of locals and the cheap rum, here are some ideas of activities you might fancy if you’re feeling like living the adventure of a lifetime! Bohol: This pretty […]

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May Peace Prevail on Earth

Happy Earth Week! This week I wanted to share a special memory with you from my favorite place in Japan – Fuji Sanctuary. This beautiful oasis is located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, about a 40-minute bus ride from the town of Fuji. It was created in the 1950s by the Japanese poet and […]

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Kyoto: The Heart of Japan

Kyoto is lovingly referred to as the “heart” of Japan. This is where many of the country’s temples and shrines are located and is a place where traditions from the past live on. I had an amazing time visiting Kyoto. Here are some of my favorite highlights from this beautiful city. Tea Ceremony We had the unique opportunity […]

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Tokyo: A City of Technology & Tradition

Tokyo is a bustling, colorful city – a perfect balance of technology and tradition. I recently traveled to Japan for about 10 days and visited the cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Kyoto. In this post I am going to focus on the highlights from my time in Tokyo with recommendations for anyone looking to […]

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Japan Recap

Japan is a beautiful country filled with generous, humble, loving people. I had the opportunity to travel here for 10 days as a part of a Global Citizenship Project through my university. I met so many local people, drank endless amounts of tea, ate more raw fish than I care to remember, and visited many […]

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Guest Post: Favorite Thai Dishes

After spending months in Thailand eating out (mostly because I had no kitchen at my flat or was always traveling around), I learned to how pick the best meal at a restaurant after a few bad experiences. Trust me, ordering food at a food court when you have no idea what it will look like […]

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Guest Post: Things to Do in Vietnam

In May I spent two weeks traveling Vietnam from Saigon to Hanoi. The first thing I have to say is that two weeks is definitely not enough time to discover this amazing country! If you have a whole month, it’s enough time to check out all the places listed here, and even more. Here’s the […]

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Guest Post: Tips on Solo Traveling in Asia

Do you love traveling but don’t always have a buddy to join you on your adventures? Do you want to challenge yourself, become more independent and meet amazing people from all around the world? If you answered yes to these questions this article is for you! Until a few years ago, traveling the world alone […]

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Guest Post: All About Asia

Our friend Juliette lived in Asia for 9 months and has so many memories of the beautiful continent. In the next few months we will be sharing more of Juliette’s experiences backpacking solo around Asia. We can’t wait to hear her stories! But in the meantime, she put together an amazing video with clips of […]

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