Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles & Southern California Itineraries

Our Los Angeles itineraries offer step-by-step 1-day plans for every area of the city, and we also have some itineraries for areas of Southern California outside L.A. These touring plans offer tips and strategy for the best things to do (and skip!), museums to visit, where to eat, and more. (Updated April 15, 2021.) Note […]

Kyoto, Japan

When Will Japan Reopen in 2021?

When will Japan lift its travel ban and reopen for international tourists? We’re closely monitoring all advisories, the latest news, plans for the Tokyo Summer Olympics, states of emergency, vaccination passports, and inoculation progress. (Updated June 2, 2021.) Our June 2021 update is essentially more of the same. Japan’s central government has extended its state of […]

Paris, France

Ultimate 2021 Paris, France City Guide

This Paris travel guide will offer tips for making the most of your vacation to the City of Lights, including things to do in Paris, transportation suggestions, where to eat, hotel options, and more. Paris is a world capital of culture: everything from art to food to fashion to architecture, and much more, Paris does exceedingly […]

National Parks

Top 10 Things To Do In Glacier National Park

Here are my tips for visiting Glacier National Park, and top 10 things to do–from hiking to eating. This guide covers my favorite things I’ve done on trips to Montana, and isn’t be viewed as comprehensive. You’d need a month or more to even approach doing everything in GNP, and even then you’d miss plenty. […]

Tokyo, Japan

When Will Japan Reopen in 2021?

When will Japan lift its travel ban and reopen for international tourists? We’re closely monitoring all advisories, the latest news, plans for the Tokyo Summer Olympics, states of emergency, vaccination passports, and inoculation progress. (Updated June 2, 2021.) Our June 2021 update is essentially more of the same. Japan’s central government has extended its state of […]

Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Riviera Beach Resort Review: Great Value Hotel in Southern California!

Laguna Riviera is an oceanfront boutique hotel on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, California. This review will share room photos, a tour of the grounds, thoughts on our stay here, how Laguna Riviera compares to nearby properties, its value for money, and whether you should book a stay here. In terms of background about […]

Universal Studios

2021 Universal Studios Japan Guide & Tips

This 2021 guide to Universal Studios Japan offers tips & tricks for visiting Osaka’s popular theme park, which is home to Super Nintendo World, Harry Potter, Jaws, and more! This includes USJ strategy & info about where to eat, what to do, how to avoid crowds, minimize wait times, and more! (Updated May 5, 2021.) Universal […]

Hawaii

Things To Do In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Looking for tips and the best activities in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park? Here are our top 10 picks for things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, photos highlighting the Big Island’s top attraction, and lava flow & eruption info. (Updated March 16, 2021.) Let’s start with the latest developments. First, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park […]