Category - Travel

Napa Valley, CA

Napa Valley is probably the most famous valley in the Continental Unites States. Not only it has the history and prestige as far as the wine industry goes but also...

Big Bear Lake, CA

Located in Southern California Big Bear Lake is a small and beautiful city located on the banks of fish-filled Big Bear Lake. It’s known mainly for its ski resorts but...

Kobe, Japan

Kobe was another day trip from our “base” at Kyoto. It took about an hour for us to get there with the train. One thing we knew we were going to do during...

Osaka, Japan

Osaka is the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo. It is the capital city of the Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area. We...

Nara, Japan

Nara was our last one day trip from our “base” at Kyoto. As you can imagine one day is hardly enough to explore everything in Nara so we focused on one of...

Hakone, Japan

Hakone was our next stop following four days stay in Tokyo. The contrast with Tokyo’s high tech megapolis vibe was very evident. Gone are the high buildings...

Kyoto, Japan

To truly understand Japan, you must experience its backstreets, famous monuments and temples, cuisine and culture. Kyoto does not have the economic refinement and...