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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…

Luxe Lavs: Relax and Ryokan
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
Travel News / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tools / Asia / Entertainment / Festivals / Hotel News You Can Use / Japan / Luxury Travel / Restaurants / Spa Travel / 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
Travel Tools / Germany & the Netherlands / Japan / Shopping / Slideshow / The Best Places / 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
Videos / Japan / Natural Disasters

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
Videos / Asia / Cultural Immersion / Japan / Shopping

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
Travel News / Culinary Travel / Asia / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Festivals / Japan / Restaurants

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
Travel News / Voluntourism / Japan / Natural Disasters

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…

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

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
Travel News / Cruise Travel / Trains / Japan / Natural Disasters

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…

7.1 Aftershock Rattles Battered Japan, Nuclear Plants Seem Stable For Now
Travel News / Travel Safety / Japan / Natural Disasters

7.1 Aftershock Rattles Battered Japan, Nuclear Plants Seem Stable For Now

The country of Japan trembled once more as a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck off the coast of the ravaged Miyagi Prefecture on Thursday night. Hundreds of locals evacuated their homes… Read More…

Japan Disaster Update From The International Red Cross
Travel News / Voluntourism / Asia / Japan / Natural Disasters

Japan Disaster Update From The International Red Cross

         The crisis in Japan may not dominate the front pages as it once did, but that doesn’t mean the story is over. Peter recently spoke with… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Japan Travel, Miami’s Fuel Park Explosion And Naptime For Air Traffic Control
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Travel Detective Blog: Japan Travel, Miami’s Fuel Park Explosion And Naptime For Air Traffic Control

The news in Japan keeps getting worse before it gets better. There are more evacuations required for people living closer to that nuclear plant, and some effects of radiation noted… Read More…

Japan Earthquake Resources: Aid Organizations, Charities and the Travel Industry Response
Travel News / Voluntourism / Japan / Natural Disasters

Japan Earthquake Resources: Aid Organizations, Charities and the Travel Industry Response

In the days following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the response from the travel industry was immediate. Read on to find out what industry providers are doing and… Read More…

Japan Earthquake Aftershocks: Rebuilding Japanese Tourism
Travel News / Voluntourism / Japan / Natural Disasters

Japan Earthquake Aftershocks: Rebuilding Japanese Tourism

In the wake of the recent devastation in Japan, Peter sat down with USA Today‘s Ben Mutzabaugh to hash out the impact on short-term travel plans, and to discuss how… Read More…

American Airlines Forges Ahead With Japan Partnership As Other Airlines Cut Capacity
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Japan / Natural Disasters

American Airlines Forges Ahead With Japan Partnership As Other Airlines Cut Capacity

The airlines continue to struggle with what to do with the once-lucrative Japanese market, as some airlines slash capacity and others hold steady despite radiation woes. Delta Air Lines announced… Read More…

Japan Tourism Plummets In Wake Of Earthquake, Tsunami
Travel News / Asia / Japan / Natural Disasters

Japan Tourism Plummets In Wake Of Earthquake, Tsunami

Japan’s cherry blossoms may be blooming, but tourism to the country continues to decline following the destructive earthquake and tsunami on March 11. The Hong Kong Travel Industry Council has… Read More…

Low Levels Of Radiation Detected On Flights Arriving From Japan
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Health & Fitness / Japan

Low Levels Of Radiation Detected On Flights Arriving From Japan

Airline officials and federal agencies have found trace amounts of radiation on flights entering the U.S. from Tokyo, but the levels are too low to be considered a danger. Small… Read More…

Japan Earthquake News: Travel Tips For Helping Americans Evacuate
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Asia / Japan / Natural Disasters

Japan Earthquake News: Travel Tips For Helping Americans Evacuate

The U.S. State Department’s upgraded advisory on travel in Japan has prompted officials to begin evacuating Americans to safe havens throughout Asia. According to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, there… Read More…