Held in three locations around the city, the Sapporo Snow Festival – known as Yuki Matsuri (雪まつり) in Japanese – welcomes over 2 million visitors annually and features over 400 sculptures, all meticulously carved from snow or ice. Continue reading Stimulating the Senses at the Sapporo Snow Festival
During the first four days of January, throngs of people go to their chosen shrine or temple to pray for good luck and to pay their respects. Those travelers finding themselves in Tokyo during this time can witness a unique slice of Japanese life by visiting one of the many shrines or temples in the city. Continue reading Celebrating the New Year in Tokyo
Largely overlooked by tourism, Wakayama City is nonetheless full of unique attractions. This tranquil city makes for a relaxing side-trip from Kyoto or Osaka. Continue reading Wandering off the Beaten Path: Wakayama City Guide
Every year on November 11th, over 100,000 Poles convene in Warsaw to celebrate their Independence Day, known in Polish as Dzień Niepodległości. Continue reading Independence Day in Warsaw 2016
In 1968, The Beatles came to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram in Rishikesh. Though now dilapidated, it is still possible to visit the so-called Beatles Ashram. Continue reading Visiting the Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh
Since the attacks on the World Trade Center, America has had to reevaluate its position in an unfamiliar international and political climate. Regardless of one’s political leanings, one thing is certain: America has changed. Continue reading How America Has Changed Since 9/11
What do you want to learn while traveling? If your answer involves learning about the people and culture of the country you’re currently in, then you and I both face a common dilemma: Is our experience “authentic?” Continue reading Can a Trip Ever Be Authentic?
I must have been a sight for sore eyes. I was starving. I couldn’t – correction: can’t – read Korean. But that night, my stomach was leading the way. Continue reading My Unexpected Tour Guide in Busan
We hit the streets to ask the questions: “What does your nationality mean to you?” and “What is the best thing about your country?” Continue reading What Does Your Nationality Mean to You?
World Youth Day is a gathering geared toward young Christians. It’s an extraordinary event due to the enthusiasm and energy of participants from over 187 countries. Continue reading World Youth Day (Światowe Dni Młodzieży) in Kraków: A Review