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Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano

The Jigokudani Monkey Park is the place to watch the Japanese Macaques enjoying their own Onsen. As good Japanese, the local macaques know how to …

Japan

About the Japanese Tea Ceremony

I am a tea drinker and at the same time I don’t make such a big deal when drinking it. Despite that, I was lookimg forward to see what was the whole …

Travel

Arashiyama Monkey Park in Kyoto

This was a really pleasant find in Kyoto. At the top of a hill in the Arashiyama district, a Monkey Park full of Japanese Macaques hang out freely. …

Kyoto

Shinkansen: The Japanese Bullet Train

The first experience in the Shinkansen was very pleasant. On time, crispy clean, and obviously fast. I had been in other fast speed trains, for …

Japan

Japanese Onsen Life

Onsens, or Hot Spring baths, are truly a part of the culture in Japan. Usually, they are gender segregated; which is kind of weird considering how …

Japan

Asiana Airlines' impressive in-flight service and the Bibimbap

Even thought Asiana just cancelled my very first “confirmed” reservation with them and I had to make four calls and spend few hours on the phone to …

Airlines

Shizuoka, Japan: Picking Up Tea Day

This trip was trying to be all about getting cultural experiences nowhere else to be found. Well, at least not in the United States where I currently …

Tea

City Sights of Tokyo, Japan

This city seems definitely more dense and crowded than New York. It is hard to imagine how safe it actually feels, considering how messy and chaotic …

Japan

Incheon, South Korea

A very nice gloomy day in Incheon, South Korea, at arrival time. That was actually a huge hanging curve bunch of screens inside the airport.

South Korea

The Uniquely Interesting Times Square in New York City

The uniquely interesting Times Square in New York city is a must-go spot in the big apple.<p>The human diversity is so vast as the colors they seem to …

New York City

Bellingham's Spark Museum of Electrical Invention

An very interesting and informational destination was the Bellingham’s Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, in Washington state. The amazing …

Engineering

An Afternoon at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

A nice destination for the rainy days in Seattle is definitely the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).<p>As a little bit of background, Seattle’s …

Museums

Pithari Taverna: Surrendering To The Greek God Of Flavor

There is a reason why the Greek restaurant <i>Pithari Taverna</i>, located in Highland Park, New Jersey, is one of those conspicuous and highly visited …

Europe

Japan Rail Pass

After deciding that the next adventure will be in Japan, as always, getting ready with all the preparations is not quite easy task. Since I will take …

Japan

Seattle Japanese Garden

A calm and harmonious jewel in the middle of Seattle: Washington Park Arboretum – Seattle Japanese Garden<p>Some of the history of the garden is very …

Landscaping

Deception Pass State Park, Washington

A lovely afternoon spent at the magnificent Deception Pass State Park with its amazing views of the north section of the Puget Sound and the Strait …

National Parks

Old town Coupeville Washington

An amazing sunset while strolling on the Old town Coupeville Washington’s pier.<p>Coupeville was founded in 1852 by Captain Thomas Coupe and is the …

National Parks

Amazing Views of Mount Baker from Dock Butte / Blue Lake Trail in the North Cascades

Visit the site of a former fire lookout; one of many that once graced the peaks of the North Cascades. From the trailhead for Blue Lake Trail 604, …

Hiking

The Beautiful Snoqualmie Region: Rattlesnake Ledge

This is a fine hike on a well maintained, albeit busy trail through the forest with views of the Cedar River watershed, Mount Si, Mount Washington, …

Hiking

Quinault National Fish Hatchery

A quick and interesting visit to the Quinault Fish Hatchery where different salmon types are being processed.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works …

Fishing

Olympia, Capital City of the Washington State

USA Oct 2015 – Day 3: Olympia, Capital City of the Washington State<br>Visiting some of the nice spots in Olympia, the capital of the Washington …

Washington State

Lake Quinault

The Quinault Valley with its lake is a wilderness gateway to alpine meadows, jeweled lakes and ice-carved peaks.<p>For shorter visits, the valley has a …

Travel

Ruby Beach

Consider Ruby Beach to be Olympic wilderness coast life. You’ll get the same great wilderness taste as Cape Alava, Shi Shi Beach, and Third Beach, …

Hiking

Rialto Beach

There’s nothing like a lazy beach stroll — and nothing quite like wandering on the spectacularly scenic Olympic Coast.<p>This hike begins at the Rialto …

Hiking

Hobuck Beach

An spectacle full of color and harmony. Hobuck Beach, very near to Neah Bay, was a perfect place to enjoy a peaceful afternoon with the warm sea …

Race & Ethnicity

Cape Fattery, The Northwesternmost Point of the Contiguous United States

Hike to the northwesternmost point in the continental United States. Here, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets the Pacific, Cape Flattery …

U.S. Coast Guard

North Cascades National Park: Cascade Pass / Sahale Arm Hiking trails

In the Cascade Pass and the Sahale Arm, the forces of nature have conspired to create an improbably gentle, gorgeous landscape at an elevation where …

Hiking

North Cascades National Park: Diablo Lake and nearby Hiking trails

This short and easy hike takes off for a promontory high above man-made Diablo Lake.<p>A series of overlooks along the way allows you to admire the …

Hiking

Palouse Falls State Park

Palouse Falls in Washington State. The iconic Palouse Falls that has been deemed the official waterfall of Washington State is not to be missed. …

Hiking

Shoshone Falls Park

Visiting the Shoshone Falls near the city of Twin Falls in Idaho.<p>Shoshone Falls is among the most spectacular of natural beauties along the Snake …

National Parks