Traditional and Modern Influences in Kyoto

Kyoto is often considered a traditional city, particularly because there are so many temples and places of worship. While that’s certainly true in many aspects, I also found it to be very modern and full of creative people doing innovative things. Here are three cultural activities that I recommend for any savvy and stylish traveler…and

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5 Fascinating Faces of Tokyo

Although my time in Tokyo was short, I was still able to experience several unique aspects of the city. It almost felt like a sneak peek though because as soon as I touched down in New York City I was ready to turn back around. Like most international hubs, there are so many different ways

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Cheers to a New Year: 2013 In Instagram Photos

This year was one for the records. On a personal level, I married the love of my life in early January and that was undoubtedly the highlight of 2013. I then traveled to Sarasota, San Francisco, San Antonio, Indianapolis, Québec City, Maui, Croatia, Japan, Nashville and Argentina. A main goal for me this past year was

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How to Navigate Tokyo’s Famous Fish Market

My first trip to Tokyo lasted less than 72 hours so I really didn’t have too much time to explore every neighborhood or visit every historical monument. I did, however, spend a few hours at the famous Tsukiji fish market and wow – what an day! We arrived there around 8am, which sounds early but by

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Tokyo in Two Days

This post is by Chris Peterson, one of our contributors. Tokyo is the largest city in the world and a place where you could easily spend a week or more exploring all that it has to offer. However, vacation days and financial issues sometimes limit our abilities to spend as much time as a city deserves

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