JR Kyoto Station Guide: Kyoto Station Hotels, Restaurants & Things to Do

The JR Kyoto Station is a hub for the entire Kyoto area and an essential stop for anyone using a JR Rail Pass. The station itself is a little overwhelming, but there’s good news. There are loads of Kyoto Station hotels to choose from and the building itself is one of the most interesting in […]

The Kyoto International Manga Museum – Tips for Visiting the Kyoto Manga Museum

Any fan of Japanese manga will enjoy a visit to the Kyoto International Manga Museum. Built into an old elementary school downtown, the Kyoto Manga Museum is one of the best places to learn about the history of manga in Japan.  The Kyoto International Manga Museum Opening in 2006, the Kyoto International Museum serves as […]

Where to Travel in 2020 – Our Guide to Best Places to Travel in 2020

New decade, new travel plans! Where will you travel in 2020 and beyond? After spending six years on the road, here are a few destinations we recommend to one and all. Where to Travel in 2020? What are your 2020 travel plans? If you’re still wondering where to go this year, then we have a […]

Our Epic 2019 Year in Review

Another year, another lesson in epic education. Our 2019 was full of adventure, learning opportunities, and big changes. We saw a lot, learned a lot and made a big move. This 2019 year in review gives you the highlights. The Epic Education 2019 Year in Review Wow! What a year for the Yoshikawa-Jenkins clan. We […]

Christmas in Japan – How to Enjoy Christmas Traditions in Japan

Christmas in Japan: it’s an interesting time to visit, but Christmas traditions in Japan are probably different than you’re accustomed to. While not a national holiday, you’ll see lots of holiday-related activities in major cities. For example, there are Christmas markets in Tokyo and amazing Christmas lights in Kobe and other Japanese cities. That said, […]

Things to Do in Okayama Prefecture – Our Okayama Japan Guide

Let’s talk about things to do in Okayama Japan. When most travelers plan their Japan trip, they think mostly of places like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. These are all great Japan destinations to be sure, but few travelers have discovered all the Okayama attractions on offer. With Hiroshima to the west and Osaka and Kyoto […]

Best Family Hotels in Barcelona – Where to Stay in Barcelona with Kids

When looking for where to stay in Barcelona, there are a number of things to consider. In general, the coolest Barcelona neighborhoods have the best Barcelona hotels. We cover some of those here. That includes the best family hotels in Barcelona, but also great Barcelona hotels for luxury travelers, budget travelers, solo backpackers and more.  […]

Christmas in Barcelona: Explore Christmas Traditions in Spain & Catalonia

The beaches of Spain’s Costa Brava are an amazing place to spend the summer, but what about spending Christmas in Barcelona? The Christmas traditions in Spain are fascinating throughout the country, but Barcelona holiday traditions are unique and special in their own ways. Christmas in Barcelona The lights, the tree, and the ornaments — they’re […]

Arashiyama Itinerary: Where to Stay & Things to Do in Arashiyama Kyoto

The district of Arashiyama in Kyoto is a magical place. You’ll find beautiful temples, quiet gardens, and the famously photogenic Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. These are just a few of the many things to do in Arashiyama. Read on for what to do in Arashiyama, as well as tips on food, weather, getting around, the best […]

Best Travel Pillow for Long-Haul Flights – Buying Guide for the Best Neck Pillow

The best travel pillows for long-haul flights can make a huge difference in your journey. That’s why we’ve researched the market to give you this up-to-date list of best neck pillows for travel with.  Best Travel Pillows for Long-Haul Flights Sleeping is very important for your health — whether you’re traveling or not. In fact, […]

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