7 Great Islands for Culture and Natural Beauty

The world offers a wealth of great islands. This diverse list for 2023 covers a wide variety of destinations that are great for experiencing culture and nature. It’s hard to find better countries for fantastic cuisine compared to Greece, Italy, Japan and Malaysia. Australia, which has been influenced by these nations to varying degrees, has some of the world’s finest markets and a diverse culinary scene. From the shores of East Africa to Southeast Alaska, a wonderland of culture, wildlife and tranquil resorts ideal for adventurous couples getaways await visitors.

The Venetian Fortress and Bridge in Andros Chora, with a clear blue sky

Japan Itinerary: 12 Days in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka & Hakone

Last updated on February 15th, 2024 at 11:04 pmJapan offers an incredible juxtaposition of modern technology alongside ancient temples and traditions. It is also one of the world’s safest countries, making it an ideal travel destination. The frenetic energy of bustling Tokyo, with more Michelin star restaurants than anywhere else on Earth, dazzles both the…

Trees surround the lakeside Kinkaku-Ji (Golden Pavilion) Temple in Kyoto, Japan

What to Expect in Hakone, Japan at a Ryokan

Last updated on February 20th, 2024 at 11:59 pmRyokans are traditional Japanese inns renowned for the ultimate zen experience. They typically offer comfortable rooms, traditional kaiseki dining, mineral baths (onsen) and wonderful customer service. Visitors to Japan should definitely plan to stay in a ryokan for a portion of their trip. Here is what to…

Photo of snow capped Mount Fuji with a cable car

How to Earn 120,000+ Delta Miles Without Flying!

Last updated on March 29th, 2023 at 10:31 pmMost of us were grounded for awhile during the height of COVID-19. I had not been on an airplane since I was in Europe in March, 2020 when nationwide lockdowns first started occurring around the world due to the pandemic. We have been on several road trips…

Japanese women dressed in a kimono under a red Torri gate