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Typhooning in Taiwan, Part 2

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES This is Monette's second post about her family's adventures in Taiwan. Click HERE to read Part 1. So our family adventure continues in Taiwan!...

Tokyo Skytree

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON I found out about this site from a friend stationed at Yokota just a few months after it officially opened to the...

Low Cost Airlines – PEACH

CONTRIBUTED BY LEAH MAGID Katrina recently posted about a lot of new low-cost airlines. You can find her post HERE. If you have tried any...

Typhooning in Taiwan, Part 1

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Before 2012, I had never had a desire to go to Taiwan. I never even thought of Taiwan as a vacation...

Low-Cost Airlines: Journey off the Rock

CONTRIBUTED BY KATRINA RAYMOND In the past year there have been numerous airlines that have embraced Okinawa with its presence.  In 2011 the cost of...

Kumejima Island, Part 1

CONTRIBUTED BY QUENTIN RICHARDSON Planning The Trip Before I make the firm decision on a trip, I do research on it to make sure that (1),...

Beijing

CONTRIBUTED BY NATALIA TSOI My boyfriend and I love to travel. This January, we decided to go to Beijing to celebrate the Dragon Chinese New...

Hong Kong with Kids, Part 2

CONTRIBUTED BY CALYN PAQUIN Hi again, I hope you found the information helpful in Hong Kong with Kids, Part 1. This time, I would like...

Hong Kong with Kids, Part 1

CONTRIBUTED BY CALYN PAQUIN Ahhhh Hong Kong…. so much to share but I will try to condense it with as much information as I could....

Hokkaido, Mainland Japan

CONTRIBUTED BY SARRA MCMILLAN Hokkaido Snow Sculpture Hokkaido TV Tower Early in February, I purchased Heat Tech products from Uniqlo. I dug out a winter jacket, mittens,...

Nanta and Miso in Korea

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Nana Dressed Nana Miso Cover Heading to Korea anytime soon? If you are, make it a point to watch Miso and Nanta....

Trip to Pattaya, Thailand

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Pattaya Croc Another port call, another request by our wonderful deployed Marine for the family to visit. My whole life, I’ve always...

Singapore Trip

Singapore Zoo CONTRIBUTED BY ROSIE LEE One of the most exciting things available to families living overseas in the Pacific is the many great travel opportunities....

The New Sanno – Tokyo, Japan

CONTIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Part I of this post regarding the Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul, Korea can be found HERE.   Mention a trip to...

Dragon Hill Lodge – Seoul, South Korea

I have a riddle for you! I’m thinking of a place. You can say it in German: “Edelweiss,” Hawaiian: “Hale Koa,” Japanese: “New Sanno,”...

Travel to Nikko, Mainland Japan

CONTRIBUTED BY JOY BARNES On a recent trip to mainland Japan, I discovered an important insight into how my family travels… we do much better...

Packing for the Long Flight

Several years ago, Lucia wrote a post for us about packing for trips.  You can find it here.  For those of you who want...

Brisbane, Australia: Up Close with the Wildlife Down Under

CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZABETH DE JESUS Koalas, kangaroos, boomerangs and didgeridoos -- this is what you can expect to see on a visit to Brisbane, Australia....

Kids and Jet Lag

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE Unless you've spent your entire life in a region where there's no such thing as Daylight Savings Time, you know that...

Guam Adventure

CONTRIBUTED BY JOY BARNES I grew up as a “military brat” and from 1980-1983, my family was stationed at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam....

Honest Naha Airport Parking Service (formerly ‘Sky Airport Parking Service’)

Editor's Note, from a comment below: "Sky Parking has changed their name to Honest Naha Airport Parking Service. Same great people running it. This...

Romantic Ha Long Bay

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON Of course, there's no time to jet off to Vietnam for Valentine's Day, but you can always get in the romantic...

Space A to Iwakuni

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON In early December, my husband had a work assignment at US Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and I tagged along Space...

Hong Kong: Part 2, Side Trip to Lantau Island

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON A short and easy day excursion from Hong Kong is Lantau Island. This outlying island is more quiet and rural than...

Hong Kong: Part 1

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON We recently returned from a Thanksgiving trip to Hong Kong. Since I know many Okinawahai readers may also be planning a...

Shanghai

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON While living in Okinawa, we are fortunate to have so many exciting travel destinations nearby. Mainland Japan, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei,...

A Day in the Life of our Tokyo Trip

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON  Last weekend, we went to Tokyo for fun and sightseeing before climbing the infamous Mt Fuji. Since Okinawahai already has a...

Tripping on Space A

What exactly is “Space A” travel and how does one do it? To some, traveling Space Available (commonly known as Space A) is intimidating. Whether...

Hong Kong

CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISSY MILLER We booked the trip through HIS travel here on Okinawa, so all of our airfare, hotel accomodations, and some meals were...

Climbing Mount Fuji

CONTRIBUTED BY DIANA MIDDLETON “You are wise to climb Mt. Fuji, but a fool to do it twice.” ~Japanese proverb The Experience - Diana’s point of...