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During our two week trip to Japan, I was thwarted from visiting a Japanese onsen (hot springs) spa town favored by people in Kyoto by a child with an …

Japan

Why You Need To Visit The Monster Cafe Harajuku (+ 20 More Ways To Encounter Tokyo Kawaii Life)

The Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku can only be a Japanese creation. The word “<i>kawaii</i>” is Japanese for cute, and the Japanese love their cutesy things. …

Japan

A Complete 2 Week Japan Itinerary for Travellers Seeking Affordable Luxury (Including With Kids)

As far as I am concerned, 2 weeks in Japan is not nearly enough because this small country packs so much into its borders. Needs must though – adults …

Japan

The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.<p>Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but it was only in the 1960s that scientists realized the scale of the volcano — it's 44 miles across — and not until the 1980s did they grasp that this …

Geology

5 Awesome Reasons Why the AC Hotel by Marriott in Raleigh's North Hills Area Impresses

I've not traveled much since we bought our new house in Raleigh, adopted a dog, and become a slave to the traditional school schedule where we only …

Hospitality

History and Festivities in Nuremberg, Germany

A glimpse of Nuremberg on a Danube River cruise<p>A cruise along the Danube River offers many opportunities to see beautiful scenery and sights, reflect …

14 Awesome Sacred Valley Experiences in Peru

Machu Picchu will always remain the big event in the Inca Heartland. However, Peru is such a popular and inviting destination because of the myriad …

The Three Best Plantation Homes in Louisiana To Visit With Kids

With so many restored Louisiana plantation homes to visit, how do you narrow down your choice of Louisiana plantation homes when you are travelling …

The Best Tips and Ideas For Your Southern USA Road Trip

Where do you start when planning a Deep South road trip itinerary? There’s so much to see and to do in the Southern States. That’s the problem I’ve …

Discovering the Delights of Belfast and the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland

Growing up we heard repeatedly on the world news about Northern Ireland — but not in a good way. The strife tearing Northern Ireland apart regularly …

How to Make Chinese Hot Pot at Home

<i>This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.</i>Celebrate the year of the dog with Chinese Hot Pot at Home. <br>Our …

Food & Dining
European Travel
Outer Banks

Orange Ginger Beef Ribs & Chinese New Year Celebration Ideas

This post is sponsored by Ling Ling. The opinions expressed in my post are my own.<p>Are you ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year on February 16th? I …

Why You Should Visit Los Haitises National Park in the Dominican Republic Now!

In my opinion, no where is better for sun and sand vacations than the Caribbean. My kids have been lobbying for Turks & Caicos for their October …

Tour Palm Springs’ Most Iconic Midcentury-Modern Homes by Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, and John Lautner

A new book captures their architectural splendor up close and personal<p>If you ask any architecture enthusiast where to find the best midcentury-modern architecture in America, there’s a good chance you’ll get Palm Springs, California, as your answer. The resort town in the Coachella Valley first …

10 Tips for How to Travel More with Limited Vacation Time

Today (January 30) is National Plan for Vacation Day, a day promoted by Project: Time Off to encourage Americans to declare their vacation days for …

Lake Erie

The Dumfries Big Burns Supper Festival: Celebrating Robert Burns

Having lived in Scotland now for a little while, it seemed appropriate that we take part in some of the annual events surrounding the anniversary of …

Scotland

Travel Books You Should Read This Year

Because I’m a travel writer and a published author, I’m often asked to recommend a few travel books someone should read.<p>Admittedly, I love books and …

Books

10 Do's and Don’ts of Instagramming While Traveling

Are you a vacation sinner?<p>No, I’m not talking about engaging in a travel fling (although feel free to share your stories in the comments), but rather …

Here's how people are using Portrait Lighting mode in real life

Here's how Portrait Lighting is making its way into everyday life!When the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus were announced, people were pleasantly …

Yosemite in Winter

Winter is the least busy and possibly most beautiful season in Yosemite. The crowds go home, the wildlife comes out, and hotel rates go down. Frost …

This Floating Hotel is a Minimalist Design Lover's Dream

Booking a stay at a traditional hotel is fine and dandy, unless you're ready for accommodations that move you in a different direction – literally. …

Minimalism

Reasons to Visit Malin Head, Ireland's Northernmost Point

It’s Ireland’s most northerly point and it’s spectacular.<p>You might not have heard of <b>Malin Head</b>. When you think about beautiful coastal areas in …

9 amazing images of Japan’s traditional facet

Despite the growing technology and economic changes in Japan, the country has maintained much of its ancient culture, traditions, beliefs, and …

Japan

Exploring the Most Iconic Movie Locations in Paris

Paris is where couples turn on the charm and spoil one another with thoughtful gifts, and the city effortlessly serves up an endless list of ideas to …

A Guide to Exploring Utah’s Incredible Slot Canyons

There is something magical and sobering about exploring slot canyons in Southern Utah.<p>Hiking, swimming and sometimes squeezing through high sandstone …

Snowdonia National Park by car, train and foot.

Snowdonia National Park is 2131 square kilometres of breathtaking scenery featuring mountains, lakes, streams, remote villages and Snowdon peak, the …