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KĊfuku-ji Temple in Nara, Japan

Visiting Nara Park in Japan’s Ancient Capital

Japan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Most visitors make it to Tokyo or Kyoto and might even make it as far as Hiroshima or Osaka. Unfortunately, Nara, a fantastic town, easily accessible from Kyot...
by Jim Cheney
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Daibutsu, the giant Amida Buddha statue of Kamakura Japan, located inside Kotoku-in Temple.

Travel Quiz of the Month: Japan

Of all the countries I’ve visited, Japan is definitely one of my favorites. Having spent time in Tokyo, as well as the southern half of the country in Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka, I had a great overview of what the coun...
by Jim Cheney
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The JR Beetle Ferry that runs from Fukuoka, Japan to Busan, South Korea.

Taking the Ferry Between South Korea and Japan: An Instruction Manual

South Korea and Japan are two fantastic countries to visit, and if you are visiting one, it makes a lot of sense to take the short hop across the East Sea/Sea of Japan to visit the other. Unfortunately, the cost of flights betw...
by Jim Cheney
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Taking a Bosporus River Cruise for 90% off in Istanbul, Turkey.

How to Save 90% on a Bosphorus River Cruise in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey, is one of the world’s most amazing cities and more and more tourists are discovering its charms every year. Many visitors start with some of the must-see places like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, both...
by Jim Cheney
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The Summit of Ulsanbawi in Seoraksan National Park just outside of Sokcho, South Korea.

Don’t Let the Adjumma Pass You By: Hiking in Korea’s Seoraksan National Park

Panting for breath, I sat down on a rock just next to the narrow hiking trail. Watching people twice my age walk by me, I consoled myself that my plight was the cause of the high altitude and not because I was out of shape. Jus...
by Jim Cheney
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Cars and people move past Largo de Senado, a great starting point for any day trip to Macau.

5 Fantastic Things to Do in Macau

While many travelers visit Hong Kong every year, few make it over to the sister city of Macau. An easy day trip from Hong Kong thanks to ferries that run 24-hours a day, the Macau Peninsula offers visitors a fantastic array of ...
by Jim Cheney
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