What to Expect in Hakone, Japan at a Ryokan

Ryokans 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 expect from a ryokan in Hakone, located just…

Photo of snow capped Mount Fuji with a cable car

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

Most of us have been grounded in 2020 due to COVID-19. I have not been on an airplane since I was in Europe in March, when nationwide lockdowns first started occurring around the world due to the pandemic. We have been on several road trips this year, and wrote about ways to stay safe on…

Japanese women dressed in a kimono under a red Torri gate