• December 9, 2016

    Air BnB: Live Like A Local

    CONTRIBUTED BY LOUISE DUPUY   One of the most exciting things about going away is getting to know the locale. Exploring winding streets, eating the native specialities, and just really immersing…
  • March 4, 2016

    Beach Rock Village

    CONTRIBUTED BY HANNAH CURTIS Tree terraces, delicious food and a yurt to sleep in... sounds like the perfect combination for a relaxing getaway and what’s even better: you don’t have to leave…
  • Izena Island| Okinawa Hai
    August 12, 2015

    Izenajima: Inzena Island

    CONTRIBUTED BY HANNAH CURTIS Izena island is located approximately 14 miles from the northernmost point of the Motobu peninsula, and in order to reach it, you take a 55 minute ferry ride departing…
  • Kouri Ocean Tower | Okinawa Hai
    April 27, 2015

    Kouri Ocean Tower

    CONTRIBUTED BY HANNAH CURTIS My goal this year is to visit as many of the surrounding islands as I can; I am starting off easy by doing the ones we can drive to and will work my way up to the outer…
  • Kumejima Island, Part 4 l Okinawa Hai!
    November 7, 2014

    Kumejima Island, Part 4

    Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of Quentin’s adventure to Kumejima. Click on the following links to read the others: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Returning…
  • Kumejima Island, Part 3 l Okinawa Hai!
    October 29, 2014

    Kumejima Island, Part 3

    Editor's Note: This is the third installment of Quentin's adventure to Kumejima. Click on the following links to read the others: Part 1, Part 2 CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON It is now my second…
  • Forest Villa l Okinawa Hai!
    October 3, 2014

    Okinawa Getaway: Forest Villa

    Editor's Note: We have been informed that this villa is currently in a long-term rental, and not available for shorter stays. Please use the contact information in this post to learn more. CONTRIBUTED…
  • Ishigaki on a Budget l Okinawa Hai!
    September 29, 2014

     Ishigaki Island on a Budget

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANABELA DA SILVA JENKINS Traveling in Japan on a budget might seem challenging, but with a little planning and a good dose of adventure it is very well possible. If you are on a budget…
  • Surf Side Bed & Breakfast l Okinawa Hai!
    July 25, 2014

    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 quaint…
  • Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands l Okinawa Hai!
    April 23, 2014

    Book Review: Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands

    CONTRIBUTED BY MARIE LEWIS Editor's Note: Local author Robert Walker provided a complimentary copy of his book to Marie so that she could take a look inside and share the highlights with our readers.…
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