The Uniqueness of Japanese Advertising

    There are many certainties that travelers come across while abroad. Most of these, like dealing with vendors and navigating a foreign land, cannot be ignored. Advertising is one of these certainties that can easily blend into the background and be ignored by most travelers. However while in Japan, advertisements should be given a second glance. […]

    Portland’s Incomparable Street Food Explosion

    Street food in many US cities has developed from being an unmemorable, on-the-go, gastro-intestinal roll-of-the-dice to being a respectable culinary movement. While a few cities have enjoyed a robust street food scene for quite some time, a truly impressive momentum has been building around the country in the past few years, and nowhere has that […]

    Party in Paradise!  The Major Celebrations of Koh Samui

    The South East Asian country of Thailand is often simply referred to as paradise by the many travelers who visit every year.  With hundreds of white sandy beaches that are consistently referred to as the best in the world, a mountainous jungle in the northern region, and a cuisine that is one of the most […]

    10 Spectacular Cliff-Side Villages in Europe

    There are some places in the world where living on a rock doesn’t carry a negative connotation. We caught up with ten in particular which offer spectacular sanctuary and brilliant views.

    Christ the King Monument in Swiebodzin, Poland

    Move over Cristo de la Concordia, Bolivia. Move over Cristo Redentor do Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro. As of November 6, 2010, the diminutive town of Swiebodzin, Poland has you both beat with the massive Christ the King monument. While the top Jesus landmark on the planet at 35 m, we should point out that Christ […]

    Does Tuscany Have an Off the Beaten Path?

    I have twice enjoyed the good fortune of researching large parts of Tuscany. The area has an incredibly strong identity and some well-circulated stereotypes: •    Gently rippled hills a dozen shades of green. •    Cinematically perfect fortified hill towns. •    Cypress-lined roads, leading to massive estates – inevitably where Napoleon once slept, with the infamous […]

    Top 10 Outstanding Service Hotels in Hong Kong

    When it comes to luxury hospitality and service, Hong Kong is one of the premier destinations in the world. A double threat as a paramount business and leisure tourism hub, the vibrant People’s Republic of China SAR of 7 million people is a dynamo. In fact, no other metropolis on the planet offers as many […]

    Osaka: Japan’s Extraordinary Kansai Metropolis

    The Greater Osaka Area is the second-largest metropolis in Japan, with a population of 18 million, and represents a spectacular destination for visitors worldwide. Osaka is divided by several rivers and bound by mountains on three ides. Let’s take a deeper look into what makes Osaka such an inviting destination.