Posts Tagged ‘culture’

January 27, 2016

7 Great Day Trips from Tokyo

With all the exciting things to see and do in Tokyo, it’s no wonder that it’s a top destination for travelers looking to be mesmerized. You’ll hardly run out of things to do in the city – but Japan is full of amazing sights and sounds just a quick day trip away. With plenty of train and bus connections, tourists can easily plan a day trip to see some of these hidden gems. 

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  1. July 22, 2015

    When in Japan…

    When you’re visiting new places around the world, it’s important to try and assimilate to the local culture and customs. Here’s how to do it Japan style.

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  2. June 3, 2014

    5 Mouthwatering Reasons to Visit Amsterdam

    “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw

    Researching and ranking the top eats in the foodie paradise of Amsterdam isn’t easy, but someone’s got to do it! So, go ahead.  Put on your stretchiest traveling pants, add a few extra notches to your belt, and explore the best that Amsterdam’s food scene has to offer:  Read more »

  3. March 31, 2014

    Spring into Travel Season

    “Spring is Nature’s way of saying, ‘let’s party!’” – Robin Williams

    Birds are chirping, cherry blossoms are blooming, and PDX is experiencing sunshine, rain, snow, heat, frost, wind, and fog. This can only mean one thing: Spring has sprung! The season remains relatively slow in the travel world, aside from spring breakers, but with off season prices still in effect, Spring can be one of the best times to cash in on travel bargains – and make some great memories at the same time! Here’s a look at what our three destinations have to offer springtime travelers:  Read more »

  4. September 11, 2013

    5 Can’t-Miss European Castles

    Researching and ranking European castles isn’t easy, but someone’s got to do it! Fly nonstop from Portland to Amsterdam and start your journey through history and architecture by way of these majestic estates.

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  5. July 5, 2013

    A Look at Amsterdam’s Canal Ring History

    We’ve all seen it — the iconic photo of a European bike leaning against a pedestrian bridge over a canal in Amsterdam. It makes us all dream of cycling the aged streets of this historic city and gazing out over the open waters at the surrounding buildings.

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  6. June 28, 2013

    Hakone Open-Air Museum

    Fly nonstop from Portland to Tokyo and travel a few hours southwest by train and you’ll find one of Japan’s best treasures. Nature intersects art at the Hakone Open-Air Museum.

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  7. June 21, 2013

    Holland Festival: A Celebration of Arts

    Over 140 festivals grace the streets of Amsterdam each year, but only a select few reign as festival royalty. The Holland Festival is one of these, and it rocks its crown with a leotard and stage makeup.

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  8. June 15, 2013

    Photo of the Month: Night Sakura at Chidorigafuchi

    One of the most visited places in Tokyo sits at the northwest corner of the Imperial Palace in Chidoya in Kitanomaru Park – the Chidorigafuchi.  Read more »

  9. May 10, 2013

    Relaxing in Tokyo

    Oedo Onsen Monogatari opened in 2003 as Tokyo’s first onsen (hot springs) theme park. Yes, you read that right–it’s a bathing theme park. Guests can enjoy traditional, Edo era open air baths under the stars–there’s even a Japanese garden with a 50m long foot bath. The minerals-rich spring waters are thought to be effective in relieving nerve, muscle and joint pain.

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