Japan​​

37 Countries. 5 Bicycles. 2 Dollars. 1 Man.
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37 Countries. 5 Bicycles. 2 Dollars. 1 Man.

If you’ve been following my posts over the last two weeks, you know I like a good bicycle tour. Well, Keiichi Iwasaki likes one more. In April of 2001, Iwasaki quit is job and, with […]

Asia On Two Wheels
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Asia On Two Wheels

Places like Taiwan, China, Laos, and Japan maybe more known for their motor bikes, or their overly utilitarian use of bicycles. This WSJ article, explores a less popular way to get moving through, and in touch with, the […]

Yes Neo, You Too Can Do Japan Cheap, Unfortunately, I Can Only Tell You So Much. You Have To See It For Yourself
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Yes Neo, You Too Can Do Japan Cheap, Unfortunately, I Can Only Tell You So Much. You Have To See It For Yourself

Stretching your Yen in Japan is not impossible, you just need to know where to go, and you need to be okay with eating in alleys (think “Blade Runner”) and sleeping in pods (think “Matrix”). […]

Is Tokyo’s Best Ramen Shop Run By A New Yorker?
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Is Tokyo’s Best Ramen Shop Run By A New Yorker?

Self-confessed “ramenjunkie” and Culinary Institute grad (and later NYC chef) Ivan Orkin decided to give up his life in the high-end world of NYC dining and pursue his dream by starting up a 10-seater ramen […]

10 Tips To Pinching Yen While In Japan
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10 Tips To Pinching Yen While In Japan

As far as conversions go, Japan’s got to be one of the worst places to travel to right now. But be honest, when has lack of money ever really stopped you from traveling before? At […]

Top 10 Undiscovered Travel Spots
Top 10 Undiscovered Travel Spots

Top 10 Undiscovered Travel Spots

Budget Travel came out with their 2008 list of the top 10 “new” places to visit this year which, by “new,” I think they mean “not overrun by tourists yet” rather than physical age. (I […]