Japanese Kit Kat Flavors That Will Surprise You Kit Kat candy bars; everybody has had one, right? These chocolate-covered wafers will tickle anyone’s sweet tooth, but in Japan they have taken Kit Kats to a whole new level. Maybe Not Quite 101 Japanese Kit Kat Candy Bars Ten years ago, the Japanese began to […]
Jordan surprised us from the moment we got off the airplane in Amman. Of course, after only spending a couple of days in the capital city, we were ready to hit the road. We’d planned a road trip, because Jordan is a rather small country, and we were pretty sure we could hit many of […]
Deserts have always seemed mysterious and exotic to me. Growing up I devoured stories of exploration, exotic caravans, and women wearing gauzy belly dancing outfits. I drooled over the idea of having my own camel to take care of as my Bedouin family stops for the night and pitches their sprawling tent with luxurious carpets […]
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 enter Taiwan. However, I think this is rather a shame because Taipei has quite a […]
Traveling around Japan, we find we spend a lot of time eating, planning what we are going to eat, learning about local foods, and well, eating some more. Planning this trip, we all knew that we wanted to learn more about that iconic Japanese food – Ramen! Luckily, just a few minutes from Tokyo station […]
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 food all add up to the trip of a lifetime. Once, I don’t know, because quite frankly I’m ready to go back!
Japan knows how to eat…in some pretty cool surroundings. One of my favorite things about Japan is the themed restaurants. They have something for your inner nerd. Vampires, Ninjas, Anime, Video Games, Robots, Fishing, Haunted Houses, Sumo, and so much more! So many adventures! I haven’t been to all of them yet, but I am […]
Animal Cafés Japan- Coffee with a Side of Love! Most homes in Japan are tiny and either not suited for pets or pets just aren’t allowed. People love animals though, and not getting some kitty cuddles on occasion is hard. Japan has an answer for everything, however, so the Cat Café was born. Because of their […]
Bunraku: Osaka’s Treasure (A How to Guide) On our most recent trip to Osaka, we realized that we would be there during the Bunraku season. Bunraku is a big deal! It is one of the major classical arts from Japan (along with Noh, Kyogen, and Kabuki), and it was designated as a UNESCO intangible cultural […]
A Step by Step Guide to Doing it Right! Hanami season is one of the biggest attractions in Japan. Hanami refers to “cherry blossom viewing” and takes over the country for about six weeks. EVERYTHING is cherry blossom related: candies, ice cream, souvenirs, even commercials. It is many people’s favorite season!
Lawrence of Arabia Was Here! Thoughts of the desert always evoke a sense of mystery, of camels and caravans winding among sand dunes and between surprise oases, ancient spice trade routes, and yes, Lawrence of Arabia. Wadi Rum has all of these elements and it’s no wonder why UNESCO inscribed it as a world heritage […]