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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 to discover. Many people say that the best time to visit Barcelona is summertime, 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 city with […]

Tokyo for Kids! Things to Do in Tokyo with Kids – Tokyo Travel Blog

Tokyo travel blog: what are the best things to do in Tokyo with kids? If visiting 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 we return regularly (now in Osaka). And I can tell you that there are more […]

Things to Do on Lombok with Kids or Without —Best Attractions in Lombok

With so many things to do on Lombok, it’s no wonder that adventurous Bali regulars are looking more at the island neighbor to the east. We loved exploring what to do in Lombok with kids, but there are attractions in Lombok for every type of traveler. From luxury resorts to camping on tiny islands, the […]

Things to Do in Barcelona with Teens and Tweens

Heading to Barcelona with teens? Or visiting Barcelona with tweens? You’re going to have a great time. The city has something for everyone at any age, and in every season, but we think that travel in Barcelona with kids can be really fun… especially with pre-teens and up. Visiting Barcelona with Teens and Tweens As […]

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