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Top 10 Things to Do in Osaka, Japan

Top 10 Things to Do in Osaka, Japan

Osaka is located roughly at the center of the Japanese archipelago making it an ideal stop along any travelers’ path. Yet, it is often under appreciated by tourists who spend more time in the nearby ancient capital of Kyoto. Historically,…

Tokyo Rush: Why a 6 Hour Day Trip From Narita Airport is a Bad Idea

Tokyo Rush: Why a 6 Hour Day Trip From Narita Airport is a Bad Idea

Originally, I had just over a ten hour layover in Tokyo (Narita International Airport) before my final leg back to New York City and the conclusion of my 2015 summer vacation. Unfortunately, a series of thunderstorms in Hanoi, Vietnam kept…

Exploring the Ethnic Enclaves of Singapore

Exploring the Ethnic Enclaves of Singapore

In many ways Singapore can be viewed as a microcosm of Asia. As you make your way around the tiny island country, you will encounter a number of neighborhoods that embody the culture and cuisine of the ethnic minorities that…

5 Ways to Do Singapore on the Cheap

5 Ways to Do Singapore on the Cheap

To put it simply I found Singapore to be extremely expensive and ranks as the most unnecessarily overpriced country on the planet I’ve visited thus far. There is a silver lining. Savvy travelers can save money a number of ways…

Astoria, NYC – The Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria, NYC – The Museum of the Moving Image

Across the river from Manhattan in Astoria, Queens is one my favorite museums in the city, the Museum of the Moving Image. It’s in my home borough and actually easier for me to travel to than most museums in Manhattan.…

NYC – Lower Manhattan Walking Tour

NYC – Lower Manhattan Walking Tour

Once we returned from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, I suggested that we take a nice leisurely walk up Broadway. In the past, I was in a graduate school course where we took a walking tour with a…

NYC – Ferry Tour – Liberty & Ellis Islands

NYC – Ferry Tour – Liberty & Ellis Islands

A Brief History of the Statue of Liberty Surrounding the southern tip of Manhattan are a number of smaller islands within the New York Harbor that have significant cultural and historical connections to local and American history. Liberty Island is…