Tips and Tricks for Traveling Internationally with Kids

August 11th, 2017

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Traveling internat ionally with kids creates a lifetime of memories and instills a love for adventure and learning about other lands, but there are a few things to keep in mind once you’ve ventured across the oceans. Schedule, but don’t overschedule. Have an itinerary of what you want to see and do, but don’t fret … Continued

My husband and I traveled and lived all over the world before having kids.  It’s in our souls, and has kept our marriage interesting, challenging and wanting more. So, we want to pass that wanderlust and appreciation for different places and cultures along to our boys. In fact, it’s natural that we’d want to journey … Continued

Gay Tokyo is mainly congregated in Shinjuku’s Ni-chōme (Area 2) where all the action happens. Ni-Chōme is a small area in Shinjuku, forming the hub of the gay scene, which is famous for having the world’s highest concentration of gay bars with over 300 crammed together. Gay couple Stefan and Sebastien visited earlier this year and give their … Continued

Hiking the Kumano Kodo Trail in Southeastern Japan is no walk in the park. The Kumano Kodo Trail is actually a network of trails in the remote, mountainous Kii Peninsula, southeast of Osaka and Kyoto. The trails, which were established as Buddhist pilgrimage routes in the 10th Century, connect several sacred sites, collectively designated a … Continued

While celebrating it was an honor meeting Executive Chef Akira Hirose of Maison Akira and Patricia Schultz, author of 1000 Places to See Before You Die, at the Japan National Tourism Organization Celebration at the Japan National American Museum in Los Angeles. What were we celebrating? Yoshinobu Ota, Executive Director of JNTO Los Angeles office, said: “To … Continued

      Zipkick Bloggers: Paula McInerney Where was the first place that you traveled that made you think WOW—travel is amazing (think history book come to life or …..) I traveled to Samoa because I had read a lot of Somerset Maugham and this is the place that I had set my heart on. The rest is history. … Continued

Five Great Holiday Activities You’ve Never Considered Do you have a thirst for adventure and contempt for convention when you travel? If the thought of lounging around on a beach for two weeks fills you with revulsion, panic not: there are alternatives. Whether you want to sculpt your body, hone your intellect or nail a … Continued

According to “Nihon Kokujisekikou” (“Observations About the Remains of Japan’s Civil Affairs”), Confucian scholar Shunsai Hayashi’s painfully titled book chronicling his 17th century travels through Japan, Itsukushima ranks among the country’s three most scenic spots. Our own travels did not include the other two locations – Matsushima and Amanohashidate – but my husband and I … Continued

We approached the clearing cautiously, snatching glimpses of the abandoned building’s interior through gaps torn in its sliding screens. There were frayed tatami mats covered in a thick layer of dust and a solitary paper lantern hung half-heartedly from the ceiling, its washi paper yellowed unevenly by prolonged exposure to the sun. The evening air … Continued

THE SILVER PAVILION When you visit Kyoto be prepared for the incredible. Here you see the distillation of centuries of refinement, enormous wealth, grotesque egotism, tempered somehow by the urge to art, to some factor we might call beauty that is part of being human, a surprise mutation of our DNA in that tiny fraction … Continued