Go Back in Time at Nihon Minkaen

It’s hard to believe that a short 30-minute train journey from Shinjuku station can take you so far back in time. Kawasaki’s Nihon Minkaen is...

By Cheryl White
October 15, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Hiking Mt. Mitake’s Varied Scenery

Tired of spending your summers at overcrowded beaches or pools? Sometimes the best way to cool down in Japan during summer is to get out...

By Camille Perry
September 3, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Test Your Endurance by Walking the Camino de Santiago

It’s summer in Europe, and when it’s summer in Europe people walk! Alpine hikes in Germany and Switzerland, and lake district ramblings in Norway, Sweden...

By Cheryl White
August 28, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Paris: More than Just Landmarks

Traveling to Paris is on most people’s bucket list, and for many it is a repeat destination. So what to do when you are a...

By Cheryl White
August 21, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Cruise Around Japan this Autumn

Has the shinkansen lots its allure for you? Or are you looking for an unusual way to see some of Japan's most famous sights? This...

By The Savvy Team
August 13, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

See Hawaii with Your Taste Buds

You'd be forgiven for thinking that eating out in Honolulu was all ranch dressing and fries on the side. Most major food chains are represented...

By Cheryl White
July 23, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Yakushima: Where the Forest Meets the Sea

The circular island of Yakushima lies off the coast of Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, its spectacular green forests and...

By Bonnie Waycott
July 9, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

The Slow Life on Zamami Island, Okinawa

Have you ever wondered why people from Okinawa are among the longest-living on earth? Scientists can debate the suspected reasons until they're blue in the...

By Katharina von Tschurtschenthaler
April 30, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

The Fascinating Underwater Topography of Miyakojima

Some divers prefer to take it easy, cruising over carpets of coral and taking in the colorful scenery and tropical fish while the sunlight penetrates...

By Bonnie Waycott
April 9, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Guam: Something for Everyone

Long thought of as a “poor man’s Hawaii,” the beautiful island of Guam is a hidden gem in the Pacific waiting for you to discover....

By Cheryl White
March 19, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Beyond Honolulu: Destination Haleiwa

The North Shore of Oahu is world famous for its huge surf and beautiful beaches. Just over an hour away from downtown Waikiki, it is...

By Cheryl White
March 5, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle