Posts Tagged ‘vacation’

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. 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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  2. August 7, 2013

    Global Entry: The Wait is Over

    You are a savvy traveler. You’ve flown several times this year. You’ve checked-in online, your bags are packed, and your carry-on is set with passport, 3-1-1 compliant fluids and itineraries. You have it down to a science and you’re ready to head back home. It’s mostly seamless. But then you get to customs…

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  3. July 12, 2013

    Jigokudani Yaen-Koen: Land of the Bathing Snow Monkey

    Jigokudani’s Yaen-Koen, roughly translated to ‘Hell’s Valley Monkey Park,’ is home to some 200 Japanese Macaques and we imagine that these furry fellows find it more like a heavenly retreat. A trip to Nagano would not be complete without observing the bathing Snow Monkeys.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. March 1, 2013

    Where to Go Before the Spring Thaw

    Where to go Before the Spring Thaw

    The days are growing longer and flowers and buds are sprouting, sure indications that spring is solidly on its way to the City of Roses.

    There’s still time to savor the fleeting wonders of winter with last-minute sledding, skiing and snow time. Pack your bags for one of the destinations below – and hurry before the snow melts!

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  7. February 15, 2013

    Best Spring Break Beaches in Japan

    Sunshine is on its way! Unearth your swimsuit and start planning. If you’re dreaming of a beach trip this year, sink your toes into the sand at one of these top beaches in Japan.

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  8. November 9, 2012

    Photo of the Week: Snorkeling in Saipan

    Just under the surface of the tropical blue waters of the South Pacific Ocean, a wild and wonderful world exists. Don’t let it swim by!

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  9. July 31, 2012

    Ibiza, Spain

    5 Hot European Beaches for Summer Travel

    Soak up the sun and unwind in the soft sand on these top European beaches. Whether you are planning a girls’ trip away or a family vacation, you will not be disappointed by these sand & surf destinations. Read more »