The Matsumoto Ice Sculpture Festival and competition is a great reason to take a weekend and head to Matsumoto. Competitors carve their sculptures overnight in frigid temperatures, and the results are stunning. Click here to find out more about Matsumoto in winter.
One of the least visited states in the USA, North Dakota has a surprisingly long list of things to do and see. Recently I visited the state, and this time spent some real time there. The first time, I didn’t give it more than a short 24 hours, but this time I realized its potential. […]
Any visit to Japan would not be complete without a visit to one of their cutting edge, no holds barred, high-tech video arcades. While it’s true you don’t have to look very hard to find an arcade with all of the latest games somewhere near your hotel, if you want to go to the absolute […]
Living among the other 45,000,000 people on Japan’s Kanto Plain, sometimes we just get a hankering to get out and hike in the mountains and reconnect with nature. There are a few options around us and luckily we never have to travel more than an hour or two to feel like we’ve escaped the city. […]
You won’t be far into your visit to Japan before it’s obvious that baseball is the number one sport of the country. On afternoons and weekend, young boys are uniformed up and going to their local games or practices. On TV, baseball players are selling you everything from after shave lotion to automobiles, and there […]
Japan. Exotic, futuristic, traditional. It’s on everyone’s bucket list, because it has so much to offer. The main question is, when is the best time to go to Japan? It’s a good question. Which season has the best weather? What festivals are the most interesting? What kinds of food are eaten each season? These are […]
Nuremberg, one of the most important cities historically in Germany, is a must-see for any traveler. We’ve created 1,2, & 3 day itineraries so you can make sure not to miss its great castle, WWII history, and fantastic restaurants.
One thing we knew for sure when we were planning our summer road trip in Italy, was that we had to spend at least one day in San Marino. The tiny, “Most Serene Republic of San Marino,” is on the border of the Italian provinces of Emilia Romagna and Marche and is not too far […]
On a clear, sunny day, we decided to leave our comfy living room couch to take a day trip a few hours north to see Matsumoto. We’d heard tons about this small city, especially about its famous castle. We quickly learned that you can easily spend a full day, or even a weekend, in Matsumoto. […]
Egypt? I couldn’t wait to go! Northern Africa seems more like the Middle East, but Africa! For me, the name conjures up images of pyramids, souks, hieroglyphics, exotic foods and yes, even romance! Raise your hand if you ever wanted to be Cleopatra lounging on that chaise, sipping wine, with buri fans waving nearby to […]