Not only is Okayama the capital of Okayama Prefrecture, but it’s one of those “hidden gem” cities. It’s not nearly as crowded with tourists as say Tokyo or Kyoto, but definitely has its claim to fame with iconic landmarks such as “Crow Castle” and one of the three great gardens in Japan. Check out this Okayama Itinerary for all the fun things to do, where to stay, and how to get there!
There are a lot of places that make for great side trips from Tokyo, but few are quite as full of history as Kamakura, the former capital of Medieval Japan. If you’ve got some time in your itinerary, I highly suggest making a day trip to Kamakura from Tokyo.
At the base of Mt. Fuji is the Fuji Five Lakes, named such for the five lakes in the area surrounding Mt. Fuji. The most famous and easily accessible of the lakes is Lake Kawaguchiko. The many things to do there plus the great views of Mt. Fuji makes it a great day trip from Tokyo. Check out this comprehensive Lake Kawaguchiko day trip itinerary for all the great things to do there!
If you are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon National Park in the USA, you may have heard of the five Havasupai Waterfalls. The most popular of which is Havasu Falls, known for its beautiful blue color. However, these falls are located within an Indian reservation run by the Havasupai Tribe. You’ll need reservations at either the Havasupai Lodge or Havasupai Campground in order to visit, but reservations are hard to come by. Find everything you need to know in order to get havasupai reservations!
One of the best things about the Kansai region in Japan is how much there is to do and see in such close proximity. Nara, a smaller but popular city, makes for a fantastic day trip from either Kyoto or Osaka. Check out this Nara Day Trip Itinerary to find all the best things to do and how to get there!
Conveniently located between Tokyo and the Kyoto/Osaka area, Nagoya makes for a perfect stopover destination. Not only is it the capital of the Aichi prefecture, but its also the 4th largest city in Japan. If you’re looking for things to do or how to get there, check out this Nagoya Itinerary!
For those who love Japanese tradition and history, no trip to Japan would be complete without a stop in Himeji, the home of one of Japan’s most famous castles. Himeji Castle, also nicknamed the White Heron castle due to its color and shape, has not only been designated as a national treasure but is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to Himeji’s convenient location along the Sanyo Shinkansen (bullet train), it makes for a fantastic day trip from Osaka or Kyoto. Find out what it’s like to spend a day in Himeji and how to get there!
The island of Hawai’i, more commonly called the Big Island, is known for its amazing landscapes, and in particular, its volcanoes. It’s not as commercialized as Oahu (another of the Hawaiian islands), which means that when you’re on the island, you get to truly escape the craziness of everyday life and spend some time in paradise. This 3 Day Big Island Itinerary will give you plenty ideas for things to do, where to stay, what to pack, and more!
You’ve probably heard of zip-lining, but have you ever heard of doing an aerial obstacle course? I’ll give you a hint, it’s exactly what it sounds like! You have to make your way through a series of obstacles that are suspended several feet off the ground. Don’t worry though, you are safely attached to a zip-line cable the entire way through the course. Sound like fun? Find out everything you need to know about Orlando’s zip-line and aerial obstacle course in this Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park review!
Ever wondered what it was like to go indoor skydiving? Want to experience the thrill of floating on air without actually jumping out of a plane 10,000 feet in the air? Indoor skydiving is a fantastic way to do just that! I had the opportunity to give it a try at iFly Orlando when I was in Orlando for a conference. Find out how indoor skydiving works, what it’s like, things to know before you go, and my overall experience in this iFly indoor skydiving review!
When people talk about going to Orlando, Florida for vacation, the first thing that comes to mind is Walt Disney World. The second is Universal Studios. However, there are lots of things to do in Orlando besides theme parks! I happened to be in Orlando for a work conference and decided to take a few personal days afterwards to explore the area. Since I only had 2 days in Orlando, I decided that I would leave the theme parks for another vacation and instead would check out everything else Orlando had to offer. If you’re looking for things to in Orlando besides theme parks, you’ll definitely want to check out this action packed 2 day Orlando itinerary!
Did you know that Oahu is home to the only official royal palace on American soil? Did you know that the record low temperature in Oahu is only 52°F? Did you know that in Oahu surfers have ridden waves 85 feet tall? Rich culture and history, warm temperatures, and beautiful beaches are just a few of the reasons to visit this beautiful island! Check out this Oahu 5 day itinerary and travel guide to learn what to do, where to stay, how to get around, and how to get discounts on it all!