Stay at a traditional Japanese house

It had been a packed afternoon of exploring the charming city of Tamba Sasayama, where the vibrant energy of young businesses ran hot through the city. But it was also a relentlessly cold and rainy day. so I was already fantasizing about hot baths and steaming hot pots when we arrived at the 100-year-old traditional Japanese house. Read more courtesy of Voyapon.com…

Bali high

In Bali beauty and blessings are an industry. Hotels advertise “meditation area” on road signs, shoppers visit Reborn Gifts, graffiti is simply “KARMA” spray-painted in capitals. Its allure is obvious and since 2006’s book Eat, Pray Love, the island’s come under increasing pressure from tourism: international visitors rose from 4.8 million in 2006 to 6.5 million in 2018. But if…

Viet-nummy!

In Vietnam food options are brilliant for all tastes – from Banh Mi to Pho, you can never go wrong as you explore the incredible cuisine. Healthy eating is pretty difficult when traveling. But in Vietnam food is always delicious and brimming with flavor, so you just have to try them all! A lot of foods that you may eat…

The Goddess of Sincerity

Mitsukoshi is a Japanese department store chain that was originally established in 1673 as a kimono shop. In its main branch, located in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo, a magnificent, towering sculpture dominates the interior of the store. The piece was created by the artist Gengen Sato in 1960, and is intended to represent the magokoro (sincerity) of Mitsukoshi. Over time, the sculpture…

Behold, the Andaz Mayakoba, Cancun

For those who have no clue what Mayakoba is, it’s essentially a 1,600 acre development south of Cancun , Mexico. The development has four resorts — the Fairmont (which opened in 2006), the Rosewood (which opened in 2007), the Banyan Tree (which opened in 2008), and the Andaz (which opened in 2017). What makes Mayakoba unique is the scenery —…

Day trips from Los Cabos

We wonder why you would even want to, but here are six top day trips from Los Cabos, Mexico. Los Cabos is a multi-faceted destination with beautiful beaches, fantastic dining, boisterous nightlife, and an abundance of shopping opportunities. But when you’re ready to explore the area beyond the two Cabos and the Tourist Corridor, you’ll find many fun and interesting…

Whatta lotta Guatemala

Guatemala is a breathtakingly diverse country, where a new adventure awaits around every winding corner. With lush jungles, pristine lakes, surf beaches, colonial towns, vibrant markets, and not one, not two, but 37 volcanoes, there truly is something for every kind of traveler in Guatemala. With 42,043 square miles of adventure waiting to be uncovered, it’s hard to narrow down…

How to say Thailand is my land

Over the centuries, travellers from Western Europe have been spellbound by the alluring cultures of the Far East. The ancient adventurers who arrived on the shores of Siam were instantly besotted, and there is ample evidence that a name change has done little to dampen the appeal of this remarkably captivating country. In the 21st century, perhaps no Asian country…

California

California is the largest state of the United States by population, and the third largest by area, located on its coast to the Pacific Ocean. California has natural attractions as well as theme-parks and bustling city life: Southern California is home to such popular attractions as Disneyland, Hollywood and the beaches in Malibu that inspired the television show Baywatch, while…

The Wat Phra Dhammakaya festival

The Wat Phra Dhammakaya is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Khlong Luang District, in the Pathum Thani Province north of Bangkok, Thailand. It was founded in 1970 by the maechi (nun) Chandra Khonnokyoong and Luang Por Dhammajayo. It is the best-known and the fastest growing temple of the Dhammakaya Tradition. This tradition, also known as the Dhammakaya meditation tradition (Vijja…

Happiness that’s as old as the ages

Traditional healers have been entrusted with the well-being of indigenous Australian communities for as long as their culture has been alive ( around 60,000 years) – yet surprisingly little is known of them. Kwoorabup has been a place of ceremony for thousands of years. The river, located near the small town of Denmark, 360km south-east of Western Australia’s capital, Perth,…

Shake shake like Shakira

Carnival, which takes place before the start of Christian Lent, is an iconic celebration known for colorful masks, flamboyant costumes and raucous parties and street parades. But each carnaval celebrated in cities around the world is different, infusing the unique local cultures and traditions. In essence though, it is one big party – and one you don’t want to miss whether it…

Oregon

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.It features rugged rocky coastlines, dense forests, fun cities, mountains, deep canyons, and desert in the southeastern part of the state. Regions   Cascade Mountains Towering peaks, thick forests, fresh air, and pristine water which divide western Oregon from east.   Central Oregon Gateway to the High Desert.…

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