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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 […]

Travel Mishaps Galore!

“A new experience can be extremely pleasurable, or extremely irritating, or somewhere in between, and you never know until you try it out.”~ Lemony Snicket I love this quote! Lemony Snicket, both a fictional character and a pen name for […]

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 […]

How to Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing in Japan)

Cherry Blossoms Japan

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, […]

Jeju-do, South Korea’s Gem

Jeju-do South Korea

Jeju Island, the Hawaii of South Korea If you are living in or visiting South Korea for any length of time, the locals will tell you that you must visit Jeju-do (do means island in Hangul) an island located off […]

South Korea’s Demilitarized Zone

DMZ South Korea

A Tour to War! On a cold and windy November morning, so early that it was still dark, we flashed our passports at the gate guard on the way into Camp Kim in Seoul, Korea.  We were trepidatious, but excited.  […]

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