East Asia

Snow Monkeys in Hot Tubs – Bucket List Japan

Snow Monkeys in Hot Tubs - Bucket List Japan

I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated with any type of animal, especially monkeys! So, anytime that I have a chance to see them in the wild, I take it. On our last trip to Japan, we rented a […]

You Can Handle It!

You Can Handle It!

You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey.” ―Bill Murray We didn’t drive ourselves through Mongolia. We had our trusty driver, guide, mechanic, navigator, “Jack” of […]

Finding Yourself The Whimsical Otagi Nenbutsu Temple, Kyoto

The Whimsical Otagi Nenbutsu Temple, Kyoto

“Another temple?!” Everyone groaned. It seemed that if we weren’t eating, we were visiting temples. We loved Kyoto, but we were almost templed out. There are so many to see, all unique, all wonderful. There are just too many. Even I […]

Searching for Treasure

Searching for Treasure

Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve been in love with the idea of searching for treasure. I can remember burying treasure somewhere in the woods behind our house, drawing out a (very) rough treasure map, and then taking […]

Scrambling to See Taipei in 48 Hours; Fascinating and Tasty!

48 Hours in Taipei

Taipei is often overlooked as a destination in Asia, maybe due to it’s location where many foreigners must obtain a visa prior to entry. You don’t actually need a visa (if you’re American or European and some Asian countries) to […]

Soup My Way at the Cup of Noodle Museum

Making Your Own Cup of Noodles Japan

Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama – What an Experience! Japan is nothing if not interesting, and interested in knowing the “whole story.” So, why wouldn’t they have a museum dedicated to Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant noodles?

Top 10 Things to do in Mongolia

Top 10 Mongolia

The Best of the Steppes Thanks to Good Ol’ Genghis Khan If you are looking for an adventure on your next vacation?  You can’t get any more adventurous than Mongolia!  Exotic, completely different, wonderful and friendly people, and even some […]

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