Niijima: A Seaside Paradise

Miles of deserted white sandy beaches, azure water, rolling waves, cloudless blue skies, and open-air onsen. These are just some of the things you can...

By Megan Waters
July 3, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

The Third Kind: Being Still in Phuket

For most of us, there are two kinds of vacations. The high-adventure, super active, push-your-personal-limits kind, and the lazy, indulgent, lay-on-the-beach-with-a-coconut-drink kind. With three jobs...

By Cynthia Popper
May 22, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Exploring the New Brisbane

Sandwiched between the Sunshine Coast up north and the Gold Coast down south, Brisbane has long been a stopover for visitors en route to the...

By Bonnie Waycott
May 8, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Tokunoshima: Where Turtles Swim and Whales Sing

At first glance, Tokunoshima seems to have been left to do its own thing, neglected by tourists seduced by the crystal clear seas of the...

By Bonnie Waycott
April 10, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Ishigaki Island: Diving and More

Just three and a half hours away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo is a quiet, peaceful world of stunning beaches and excellent dive...

By Bonnie Waycott
February 6, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Diving In: Scuba in Japan

Japan and scuba diving just don't seem to go together. After all, Japan isn't the first country that comes to mind when we think about...

By Bonnie Waycott
January 2, 2014 | Adventures, Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Taking it Slow in Luang Prabang

The last time I rode a bicycle was in 2009 on Niijima Island. Before that, I was probably ten years old. Immediately after checking into...

By Rebekah Chan
November 21, 2013 | Adventures, Lifestyle

The Kitsch and Quirk of Busan

It was the second week of August when South Korea announced its worst energy crisis. Two power plants stopped operating and government buildings were asked...

By Rebekah Chan
September 19, 2013 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Journey to the Summit of Mt. Fuji

Mount Fuji: the mere mention of this iconic name resonates awe and admiration in the hearts of tourists, locals and hardcore mountaineers alike. Topping out...

By The Savvy Team
August 2, 2013 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Yakushima: Get Back to Nature in an Island Paradise

A tiny island located just under three hours from Tokyo, Yakushima is well known for its pristine natural beauty. But what many people don’t know...

By Kelly Wetherille
July 18, 2013 | Adventures, Lifestyle