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4 Japanese Street Food Varieties You Must Try

by Marnie Bii October 30th, 2014 | Budget Dining, Destination Highlight, Dining & Lodging, Street Food
You can eat well while traveling through Japan without ever stepping into an actual restaurant. Many areas offer a wide range of street food options that will please your palate and keep your belly full. You can even find snacks and dessert by frequenting street food vendors on your travels. Here are a few options you must try on your trip through Japan.


Since this is a savory dish, Japanese pancakes might be considerably different than you're used to. A tempura-like batter coats a mixture of cabbage and green onions to create the pancake base. From there, you can have
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Tokyo, Japan

It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 9:00 PM JST on October 31, 2014
Chance of Rain
High of 70, Low of 63

Destination Detour

Fly High: 4 Thrilling Rollercoaster Rides In Texas

by Marnie Bii October 29th, 2014 | Destination Detour
Destination-Detour The saying "everything's bigger in Texas" definitely applies to the rollercoasters as well. You can challenge your constitution by riding the four coasters listed below during your trip to the two Six Flag theme parks in this state. Each coaster has exhilarating twists, turns and features that make it stand out from the rest. Continue reading to learn where to find these wild rides and what to expect.

Shock Wave

The steel framed Shock Wave resides at Six Flags Over Texas in the beautiful city of
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Nightlife in Tokyo, Japan

by Jessica B. October 28th, 2014 | Arts & Culture, Destination Highlight, Night Life
Tokyo is a huge city and Japan nightlife has something for almost everyone, which can be overwhelming and make it difficult to find your way. But don’t let that stop you! Find a few places you think will meet your tastes and explore, have fun and don’t be afraid to go off the beaten path, the worst thing that may happen is that you get shut out of a few places, but don’t let them stop you (Some places are not so welcoming of people that don’t speak the language or dress appropriately). Here are some places you can
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Budget Travel: Japan by Plane, Train and Subway

by R. Carnavale October 27th, 2014 | Budget Travel, Destination Highlight, Travel Style
Destination-Highlight Despite recent economic trends, Japan is still a pretty expensive place to visit, so if you're looking for ways to save some money, be sure to check out the following deals in transportation by air, rail and subway (metro):

The first thing you can do to ensure you pay less is to avoid traveling to Japan in high season -- during the spring cherry blossom season, the fall foliage season, Golden Week at the end of April, Obon in mid-August and Japan's national holidays.

Some Asian carriers like Singapore Airlines offer lower fares from the
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Biking in Japan: Hot Springs, Calderas & More

by R. Carnavale October 24th, 2014 | Action Adventures, Biking, Destination Highlight
Active-Adventures Nothing beats touring Japan by bicycle. With thousands of miles of bike routes, spectacular scenery and terrains spanning from flat to mountainous, Japan, and especially its hot springs-filled countryside, is a bicyclist's delight.

As Robert Pirsig said in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, "In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You're a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame." Though Pirsig was referring to motorcycles, touring by bicycle
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