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How to Travel to Japan With a Small Child
Family/Kids Travel / Japan

How to Travel to Japan With a Small Child

Traveling to a new country is always tricky, but there are lots of logistics to figure out if you’re bringing small children along. Contributing writer and family travel expert Margot… Read More…

There’s WHAT in my Facial? Strangest Spa Treatments
Australia & New Zealand / Japan / Pop Culture Travel / Spa Travel / USA / Women's Travel

There’s WHAT in my Facial? Strangest Spa Treatments

Yes, it’s easy to get an ordinary facial. But you can also opt for one that’s a bit more interesting, and sometimes with ingredients and materials you would never expect…. Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Relax and Ryokan
Asia / Hotels & Accommodations / Japan / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Relax and Ryokan

Sometimes to find the world’s most surprising hotel bathrooms you need to go overseas and even travel back in time, in a sense. In Japan, a ryokan (旅館) is a type… Read More…

Hotel News You Can Use: Summer Renovations, Openings & Festivals
Asia / Entertainment / Festivals / Hotel News You Can Use / Hotels & Accommodations / Japan / Luxury Travel / Restaurants / Spa Travel / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA

Hotel News You Can Use: Summer Renovations, Openings & Festivals

Spring has come and gone and so too has spring cleaning. In terms of hotel news you can use, this means renovations, renovations and more renovations. Check out Lily J…. Read More…

Slideshow: The Best Places for Bookstore Browsing
Germany & the Netherlands / Japan / Shopping / Slideshow / The Best Places / Travel Tools / USA

Slideshow: The Best Places for Bookstore Browsing

Getting lost in a great bookstore is almost as good as getting lost in a great book. Independent bookstores are one of the first spots Peter visits in a city…. Read More…

Recovery Spotlight: Sendai 14 Months After the Tsunami
Japan / Natural Disasters / Videos

Recovery Spotlight: Sendai 14 Months After the Tsunami

More than a year after the tragic tsunami and earthquake in Japan, it may surprise you to see that there are still sobering reminders of the devastation. Peter recently traveled… Read More…

Savvy Souvenirs: Shopping in Japan
Asia / Cultural Immersion / Japan / Shopping / Videos

Savvy Souvenirs: Shopping in Japan

We all go shopping when we travel, but sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect souvenir that reflects a culture but is not sold on every street corner.  Travel correspondent… Read More…

Slideshow: A Foodie’s Tour Through Kyoto, Japan
Asia / Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Festivals / Japan / Restaurants / Travel News

Slideshow: A Foodie’s Tour Through Kyoto, Japan

Attention to detail and coaxing the best out of ingredients are hallmarks of Japanese cooking. Americans take pride in eating naturally and locally, something the Japanese have pursued for generations…. Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: JEN in Tohoku, Japan
Japan / Natural Disasters / Travel News / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: JEN in Tohoku, Japan

This week’s Voluntourism Spotlight is inspired by Peter’s trip to Sendai for the World Travel and Tourism Council’s annual summit. More than a year after the tragic tsunami in Japan,… Read More…

Destinations / Italy & Greece / Japan / Travel Deals / Travel News

Travel Deals: Hotels Helping Japan, Winter In Italy & Event Ticket Discounts

When Japan was hit with an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown this spring, many travelers from around the world looked for ways to help. Now, some travel companies are devising… Read More…

Japan Tourism Recovery Underway As State Department Revises Travel Alert
Cruise Travel / Japan / Natural Disasters / Trains / Travel News

Japan Tourism Recovery Underway As State Department Revises Travel Alert

Japan tourism continues to struggle in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that sparked nuclear-disaster fears, but there are some signs of recovery on the horizon. According to… Read More…