• Island Tattoo & Piercing l Okinawa Hai!
    July 30, 2014 - 10:00 am in Health, Beauty & Pampering

    Island Tattoo & Piercing

    CONTRIBUTED BY KELSEY FEENEY As most of you know, there are plenty of tattoo studios to choose from here in Okinawa. Unlike the states, however, most tattoo shops here do not offer piercing services. …
  • Café Kokuu l Okinawa Hai!
    July 28, 2014 - 10:00 am in Restaurants

    Café Kokuu

    CONTRIBUTED BY KATHRYN STRONG When I first arrived in the northern part of Okinawa three years ago, vegetarianism was a little known and often misunderstood concept. Since that time though, I’ve…
  • Surf Side Bed & Breakfast l Okinawa Hai!
    July 25, 2014 - 10:00 am in Okinawa Getaways

    Surf Side Bed and Breakfast (Pet-Friendly)

    CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY COZZIE One day my husband was looking online for fun places to stay overnight when he came across the Surf Side Bed and Breakfast. I was so excited because I am a sucker for…
  • Cambodia & Vietnam l Okinawa Hai!
    July 24, 2014 - 10:00 am in Off-Island Travel, OY

    Cambodia & Vietnam: An Epic Sister Trip, Part 5

    Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of Kassie’s adventure through Cambodia and Vietnam with her sister. Click on the following links to read the others: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,…
  • Upside Down Question Mark Restaurant l Okinawa Hai!
    July 23, 2014 - 10:00 am in Restaurants

    鶴味家ラーメンTsuru-Mi-Ya Ramen

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREW FASSETT Tsuru-Mi-Ya Ramen was my favorite restaurant on all of Okinawa for the two years I was there. It is basically a small Japanese noodle place that has delicious food,…
  • India: The Golden Triangle & Taj Mahal l Okinawa Hai!
    July 21, 2014 - 10:00 am in Off-Island Travel, OY

    India: The Golden Triangle and Taj Mahal

    CONTRIBUTED BY KATRINA RAYMOND Living in Asia, we have the ability to see so many sites that are right at our door step. The opportunity to go to India for under $1,000 with flights, hotel,…
  • Exotic Zoo l Okinawa Hai!
    July 18, 2014 - 10:00 am in Outdoor Activities

    Exotic Zoo (Inside Southeast Botanical Gardens)

    CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER MARTINEZ What better way to spend a breezy, uneventful afternoon in Okinawa than by strolling through the vibrant Southeast Botanical Gardens in bloom? How about you take…
  • Cambodia & Vietnam l Okinawa Hai!
    July 17, 2014 - 10:49 am in Off-Island Travel, OY

    Cambodia & Vietnam: An Epic Sister Trip, Part 4

    Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of Kassie’s adventure through Cambodia and Vietnam with her sister. Click on the following links to read the others: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,…
  • Sea Glass Beach l Okinawa Hai!
    July 16, 2014 - 10:00 am in Beaches & Pools, Outdoor Activities

    Sea Glass Beach

    CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY COZZIE It’s no doubt that Okinawa is one of the best places to find sea glass. Let’s face it, we can’t help looking down at the beautiful sand from time to time and…
  • Pain de Kaito Bakery l Okinawa Hai!
    July 14, 2014 - 10:00 am in Food For Sale

    Pain de Kaito Bakery

    CONTRIBUTED BY KATHRYN STRONG It’s a Tuesday morning, which means that I have to be at work an hour later than usual, which means that instead of arriving at work right as Pain de Kaito is first…
  • Z’s International Daycare and Preschool l Okinawa Hai!
    July 11, 2014 - 10:00 am in Childcare, Preschools & Schools

    Z’s International Daycare and Preschool

    CONTRIBUTED BY JAIMIE TELSCHOW Name of the school: Z’s International Daycare and Preschool Ages of Your Kid(s) in this School: Two Years Where is this school located? Chatan (Near Yoshihachi’s)…
  • Cambodia & Vietnam l Okinawa Hai!
    July 10, 2014 - 10:00 am in Off-Island Travel, OY

    Cambodia & Vietnam: An Epic Sister Trip, Part 3

    Editor's Note: This is the third installment of Kassie's adventure through Cambodia and Vietnam with her sister. Click on the following links to read the others: Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, Part…
  • Still Having Fun Book
    July 9, 2014 - 10:00 am in Books, Film, Music, Military Life

    Still Having Fun: Book Review

    CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE Editor’s Note: Author Candace George Thompson provided a complimentary copy of this book to Heather so that she could take a look inside and share her thoughts with…
  • Yuugao - Okinawan Bottle Gourd Curry l Okinawa Hai!
    July 7, 2014 - 10:00 am in Cooking Local

    Cooking Local: Yuugao – Okinawan Bottle Gourd Curry

    CONTRIBUTED BY KELLY GILLOTTI I saw this huge green vegetable, with a sticker price of around $1.75, and decided that I must learn to like this, based on the price alone. I stood there in the…
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