Category Archive: JAPAN

My 10 Best Travel Tips of 2015 on LashWorldTour

My 10 Best Travel Tips of 2015 on LashWorldTour In 2015 my travels spanned half the globe. After exploring New Zealand’s South Island in January, I next flew to Australia for one month, then on to Bali and Malaysia in SE Asia for two months before crossing the Pacific to the USA. I ended up …

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My 10 Best Travel Stories of 2015 on LashWorldTour

My 10 Best Travel Stories of 2015 on LashWorldTour In 2015 my travels spanned half the globe. After exploring New Zealand’s South Island in January, I next flew to Australia for one month, then on to my old stomping grounds in Bali and Malaysia in SE Asia for two months before crossing the Pacific to …

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All About The Amazing Japanese Public Toilets

Japanese public toilet stall - photo by Kambayashi on Flickr CC

All About The Amazing Japanese Public Toilets Have you ever heard about Japan’s amazing super-VIP, over-the-top toilets? I’m talking toilets with optional heated seats, butt showers and sound effects, to name a few regular features. If you haven’t come across these extraordinary inventions before, read on… Personally, I had many opportunities to try Japan’s eclectic …

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News: I’ve been Interviewed About Teaching English in Japan

News: I’ve been Interviewed About Teaching English in Japan Before I set out on my nomadic world travels way back in 1998, I living in Kyoto, Japan for six years. I moved there from the USA in 1991, specifically to save money to travel the world. As you can see from my ongoing travels, that …

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Travel Tips: Where to go in Japan on a short trip

Travel Tips: Where to go in Japan on a short trip  I lived in Kyoto, Japan for 6 years before I started my world travels. So people often ask me advice about what to do & see, where to go when they visit Japan. Most of them are making a short 1-2 week trip to the …

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LashWorldTour NEWS: My Interview About Teaching English in Japan for 6 Years

LashWorldTour NEWS: My Interview About Teaching English in Japan for 6 Years Before I started my world travels I lived in Kyoto, Japan for 6 years teaching English in Kyoto and Osaka cities. That’s actually how I saved money to start traveling the world. Recently, Samuel Jeffries of Nomadic Samuel interviewed me about teaching in …

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New Years Eve in New York City and Kyoto, Japan

New Years Eve in New York City Have you ever celebrated New Year’s Eve in a famous city or otherwise extra-special location in the world? If so, where was it? How did you celebrate? What made it such an amazing place for New Year’s Eve? In my case, since I’ve been living and traveling overseas …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Kyoto, Japan’s Spectacular Traditional Festivals

PHOTO GALLERY: Kyoto, Japan’s Spectacular Traditional Festivals Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan during the country’s cultural heyday. To this day, Kyoto is still considered Japan’s cultural heartland, preserving many of Japan’s traditional arts, festivals, handicrafts and ways of life. Dozens of spectacular annual festivals are staged around the city at temples, palaces, parks, …

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LASHWORLDTOUR NEWS: MY GUEST POST ON C AND C FOOD TRAVEL BLOG

MY GUEST POST FEATURED ON C AND C FOOD TRAVEL BLOG I’m thrilled and honored that Mei of C and C Food Travel Blog has invited me to guest post on her site! For one thing, I really like Mei and her fun, upbeat, enjoyable writing. I’m honored to have my writing featured alongside her …

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PHOTO GALLERY: JAPANESE TEMPLES, SHRINES AND CASTLES

PHOTO GALLERY: Japanese Temples, Shrines and Castles I’m a huge fan of Asian temples in general, and Japanese temples in particular.  So much beautiful and unusual architecture; so many intricately carved wall panels, beams, furniture and roof fixtures; so many vibrant colors. Japanese Temples, Shrines and Castles are visually stunning and incredibly varied. Often set …

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