• 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…
  • August 17, 2016

    Stationed in Korea & Japan: A Comparison

    Sometimes, living abroad puts the wanderlust in our hearts, and when the opportunity to move from one OCONUS duty station to another is too tempting to pass up. This post was originally published…
  • May 12, 2016

    China: The Trip Of A Lifetime!

    This post was originally published on our network site, Korea Ye, on November 12, 2014; we're republishing it here because taking a trip to China while already living on this side of the globe…
  • April 6, 2016

    Travel Information for Osaka & Kyoto

    CONTRIBUTED BY RACHEL NEWMAN Interested in taking a trip to mainland Japan? Rachel's given us a bunch of tips & tricks for making the most of your trip!   click photo for source Osaka Arrival…
  • Mount Misen | Okinawa Hai!
    January 25, 2016

    Mount Misen

    CONTRIBUTED BY KEVIN "ELVIS" KING The interior of the diminutive Buddhist hall was dark and uninviting. The top half of the open entry was filled with thick, sooty smoke attempting to escape confinement…
  • Cruising New Zealand and Australia | Okinawa Hai!
    January 21, 2016

    Cruising New Zealand and Australia – Part 2: The Itinerary

    CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE BUDZIEN Are you interested in traveling to New Zealand and Australia, but you don’t want to have to worry about transportation between cities and packing up all of your luggage…
  • Cruising New Zealand and Australia | Okinawa Hai!
    January 20, 2016

    Cruising New Zealand and Australia – Part 1

    CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE BUDZIEN Are interested in traveling down under, but you don’t know which city to go to? Do you want to maximize your time by seeing as many different cities as possible?…
  • The Ryokan | Okinawa Hai!
    January 4, 2016

    A Traditional Ryokan Stay

    CONTRIBUTED BY KEVIN "ELVIS" KING A ryokan (旅館) or “inn” is a type of traditional Japanese lodge that originated beginning back in the 17th century, maturing as today’s concept in the late…
  • Seoul | Okinawa Hai!
    November 25, 2015

    Visiting Seoul

    CONTRIBUTED BY MICHELLE BUDZIEN Are you interested in seeing the Great Wall of China, but you don’t want to pay the hefty Chinese visa fee? There’s a way around it! Michelle, from SemperTravel.com,…
  • Sapporo Snow Festival | Okinawa Hai!
    November 18, 2015

    Sapporo Snow Festival

    CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES As I write this out, it is a scorching, hot Okinawan day. The armpits are sweating, there is no breeze whatsoever and when you go out, it feels like you’re in an oven.…
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