Japan in Winter – 13 Things to Do, See & Eat During Winter in Japan

Winter in Japan. Like every season in this amazing country, Japanese winter has its own specific sights, smells, and sounds. Here’s what to see, do and when visiting Japan in winter. What to Do, See, and Eat During Winter in Japan I’ll be honest: winter is not our family’s favorite season. Indeed, after leaving our […]

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. Do they celebrate Christmas in Japan? Well, yes and no. While not a national holiday, you’ll see lots of Christmas decorations in Tokyo, in Osaka and in other Japanese cities. That said, the food […]

Barcelona in Winter – Why You’ll Love Barcelona in November through February

Not just a warm-weather destination, Barcelona in winter is still an amazing place for family fun. Many people say that the best time to visit Barcelona is summer time, but I’m here to tell you that Barcelona at Christmas time is worth considering. Come to Barcelona in November through January and you’ll find a dynamic […]

Things to Do in San Miguel de Allende…with Kids or Without – Mexico Travel Blog

There are so many things to do in San Miguel de Allende…with kids or without. In fact, San Miguel de Allende (a.k.a. “SMA” or simply “San Miguel,”) was named the world’s best city by Travel + Leisure in 2017 and 2018. After nine months in the city thus far, I now know why. Perched in Central […]

Jungle Adventure Tours in Costa Rica – Our Terraventuras Review

There are many adventure tours in Costa Rica. That said, this Terraventuras review describes one of the best jungle adventure tours in Costa Rica. This Costa Rica adventure tour was in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean coast. Love nature? Interested in rappelling and ziplining in Costa Rica? Then we have some Costa Rica adventures for […]

Surfing in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica – Puerto Viejo Surfing Lessons

Puerto Viejo surfing lessons: my son wanted to try surfing in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica. I’m glad he did, because he had a great time, thanks to Hershel, his teacher at Caribbean Surf School. Read on for a Caribbean Surf School review and tips on how to get the most out of surfing in Puerto […]

The Jaguar Rescue Center in Costa Rica – Our Jaguar Rescue Center Review

Monkeys, sloths, snakes, and hope: the Jaguar Rescue Center in Costa Rica is an amazing place doing amazing work. Whether you’re in Costa Rica with kids, with friends or on your own, we highly recommend a visit. Located in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean side of the country, the Jaguar Rescue Center in Costa Rica […]

The Best Hiking in Japan — Hiking Near Tokyo, Kyoto & Beyond

Hiking in Japan offers loads of options, but hiking near Tokyo is easier than you may think. No matter the season, there are loads of options for hiking near Tokyo, and in my column for the Japan Times this month, I mention a few of my favorites. All of these Tokyo hiking opportunities are possible […]

Vietnam with Kids: Guide to Family Travel in Vietnam – Vietnam Travel Blog

Vietnam with kids: If you’re planning to visit Vietnam with children or daydreaming of Vietnam family tours in the future, then read on. Here are our best tips for family travel in Vietnam with a baby, a toddler or a teen. Vietnam with Kids: Our Guide to Family Travel in Vietnam We certainly recommend going […]

Things to Do in Tokyo with Kids or Without — Tokyo Travel Blog

Tokyo travel blog: the best things to do in Tokyo with kids. If going to Japan with kids isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. I lived in Tokyo for 13 years. My kids were born there, and our family returns regularly. And I can tell you that there are more things to do […]

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