Desert Life – A 2 Night Camel Safari the Thar Desert – Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer is known for its beautiful Thar Desert and starry night skies so when I heard about the 2 night Desert Life safari from Real Man Desert Safari I knew I had to go!  The last time I was in the desert was years ago in Israel’s Negev and I remembered camels being quite uncomfortable but thought Read More …

Day Trip to Nara, Japan

Nara is the perfect destination for a day trip from Osaka or Kyoto on your trip to Japan.  As a former capital of Japan, Nara has a rich cultural heritage.  For a traveler, Nara has lots to offer in a day trip to Nara with beautiful temples, one of the world’s largest Buddhas a lively deer Read More …

Best Places for Spring in Korea

Spring is one of the best seasons in South Korea as cherry blossoms come out and national parks come alive with color.  This is my 3rd collaboration with other expats on the best things to do in Korea.  You can find the best of winter in Korea and best of fall in Korea on my site Read More …

Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Agra is famous throughout the world for the Taj Mahal.  The Taj Mahal is one of the new seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO world heritage site.  Everyone has heard of it and its on plenty of bucketlists so it was an easy choice to visit Agra after celebrating Holi in Mathura.   Read More …

Best Place to Celebrate Holi – Mathura, India

Holi is a world famous festival native to India where the colored paint is thrown around as everyone celebrates Krishna in this festival of spring, colors & love.  I celebrated Holi for the first time 3 years ago in Korea and loved it so much that I vowed to one day celebrate Holi in its Read More …

5 Ways to Experience Sydney like a Local

Are you thinking about visiting Sydney, Australia? Sounds like a great trip. It’s a big city with numerous attractions and, no matter how long you decide to stay, you’ll have plenty of sights to see and things to do. Plus, this time of the year is excellent for visiting Australia. It’s summertime there, so this Read More …

Renewing an American Passport in Seoul, South Korea

After coming home from my winter vacation I realized I had a happy problem, my passport was out of pages!  I did a little research and found out that as of January 1st 2016 US passports can no longer have pages added.  Instead you must renew the whole passport so I made an appointment at the Read More …

Traditional Japanese Food Guide

Japanese food is absolutely delicious and I was fortunate enough to sample dozens of different foods during my 2 weeks in Japan. Therefore, I have made this Japanese food guide for you so that you never miss a thing about traditional Japanese food.   According to Japan-Talk, Japan has 30 different types of restaurants with a wide variety of choices. Read More …

Matsue, Japan – A road trip off the beaten path

After Matsuyama Andrew and I drove through Kochi to pick up his buddy David (a Welshman) before driving north to pick up Tobias (a Kiwi) in Okayama rounding out our international group at 4 so we could drive to Matsue.  The drive across Shikoku was quite beautiful taking us through mountains and massive tunnels, some Read More …

The Best Spots for Fall Colors in South Korea

Every year fall turns Korea into one of the most beautiful countries as the leaves change color and its national parks are flooded with beauty.  I put this list together with the help of other bloggers throughout Korea and hope it helps you pick the best places to go for fall in Korea.  The truth Read More …