How to Spend Three Days in Hokkaido — Detailed Itinerary

Planning one’s itinerary for this vast area was so difficult like choosing a favorite book out of the thousands read for a bookworm. (Well, honestly, not really.) It was just hard to choose where to go bearing in mind we only have 3 full days to stray around.  Still, we’re assured this trip will definitely be memorable ‘coz why not? Hokkaido, as well as Japan as a whole, never disappoints.

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My First Seaside Trip in the Land of the Rising Sun

I acknowledge the truth that I need sea breeze and salty gust once in a while. And so, during my spring break this year, last March, I had driven 144kms (times 2) to Tahara City in Aichi to be familiar again of the comforting feeling only the sea can give.

How to Fall In Love with Shiga

Shiga is an underrated prefecture in Japan that needs to be recognized, too. Only few were written about this area yet there are much more to see on this part of Japan.  This is because its neighboring prefecture, Kyoto, usually takes the limelight when it comes to tourism.  Only about 0.02% of the total tourists visited Shiga in 2000 – a fact from Mr. Wiki. I hope I can convince you to have a stopover at Shiga while you are in the country after reading this.

Korankei Valley – An Autumnal Must-Go Destination Near Nagoya

The best thing about living in Japan is the abundance of sceneries the country can offer each season. It will never run out of places to visit and will still let you feel the same anticipation every time the season starts to change.  

For this year, a visit to Korankei in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture is part of the list as it is widely known for Momiji Matsuri or Maple Tree Festival. It is a valley near Nagoya that known to be one of the best spots for autumn colors in Chubu region.

How to Chase Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture

Fuji san is Japan’s tallest mountain. It bestrides the boundary of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures but you can also view it at some part of Tokyo if you’re lucky since it’s just 100 kms from the city. Mt. Fuji is a solitary beauty that become so popular to both Japanese and foreign tourists. This admired peak is 3,776 meters in height and rises above villages, sea and lakes – adding beauty to its exquisiteness.

Thailand — Itinerary, Accommodation, Transportation Guide and Tips

I always sought to be personally and wholly involved in planning my travels. I have specific wants where to go and what to experience. Also, I tried to have allowances in between schedules ‘coz where’s the adventure if you try to plan everything, right? I wanted it to be organized yet still flexible for whatever might be better and let the fun flow naturally. So for this blog post, I’ll share to you my D-I-Y itinerary, transportation guides, accommodation(s) and some tips how to have a smooth escape in The Land of Smiles — The Kingdom of Thailand.

Thailand’s Elephant Encounter – Why Choose Patara Elephant Farm

It seemed that tourists in Thailand are itching to ride elephants in Howdah (the seat that the human sits in atop the elephant). It’s a bucket list item but there’s a DARK side you don’t see. The process of taming the ellies for this kind of activity includes TORTURE and BREAKING THEIR SPIRIT. Choose elephant sanctuary that can let you enjoy without harming them. Please raise awareness.

Travel not just to experience but to INSPIRE. Spread love; elephants are God’s creations, too. ❤️

Shibazakura — Spring Is Not All About Cherry Blossoms

The hill of Mt. Chausu Plateau (Chausuyama) serves as home for six (6) varieties of shibazakura. Elevated at 1,358 meters, these moss pink cover a wide slope (22,000 square meters) of as far as the eyes can see. From May to early June, Shibazakura Festival (Moss Pink Festival) is held when this flora is in full bloom. Festival means the flowers are at its peak, more sightseers alike and more selection of food to devour.