Points of Interest

Spots you might want to visit on your travels. Includes photos, tips and tricks for making the most of each location so you know how much time to spend there and more!

Shimogamo & Kamigamo Shrine Info: Kyoto, Japan Tips

Shimogamo and Kamigamo Shrine (or the Kamo Shrines) are UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyoto, Japan. In this post, we’ll share photos from the these ‘important’ (and free!) Shinto shrines and thoughts on whether they’re worth including in your itinerary. In terms of basic background and placement, Shimogamo Shrine, or the Lower Kamo Shrine, is located […]

Pantheon Info: Paris, France Tips

Pantheon is a church-like building in Paris, France’s Latin Quarter that now serves as a tourist attraction and mausoleum. In this post, we’ll share photos from the Pantheon, tips & info for visiting, and review whether it’s worth your time and money. Originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary […]

Musée Rodin Info: Paris, France Museum Tips

Musée Rodin is a Paris, France museum home to sculptures and other works of French artist Auguste Rodin. In this post, we’ll share photos from Musée Rodin, tips & info for visiting, and review whether this museum is worth your time and money. Located in the 7th arrondissement, which is also home to the Eiffel Tower […]

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine Info: Kyoto, Japan Tips

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. The free shrine is a popular place to visit during spring for its plum trees and fall for its autumn foliage, as well as during its monthly flea market. In this post, we’ll share photos from our experiences here, tips for visiting, whether it’s worth your […]

Fall Colors at Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

When it comes to fall colors, Fushimi Inari Taisha doesn’t make a lot of ‘best of’ lists for shrines & temples to visit in Kyoto, Japan during the autumn. This is really unfortunate, as I’d argue that it can be one of the better spots for fall foliage in Kyoto. I understand why Fushimi Inari is conspicuously […]

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Review, Info & Tips

Osaka Kaiyukan is the world’s largest aquarium and a Japan must-do. In this post, we’ll review the aquarium, offer some basic info about why it belongs on your itinerary, and share photos of its marine life & displays. Marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is displayed in 15 tanks, each representing a specific region of […]

Musée Marmottan Monet Review & Tips: Paris, France Info

If you’re looking for world’s largest collection of Claude Monet’s Impressionist masterpieces, Musée Marmottan Monet is the best museum in Paris to visit. In this post, we’ll share photos of the galleries, whether it’s worth your time and money, and a review of this relatively under-the-radar point of interest. While I’m not sure calling it […]

Arc de Triomphe Tips: Paris, France Info

Arc de Triomphe is a French icon, behind only the Eiffel Tower as recognizable Paris landmarks go. In this post, we’ll share tips for visiting, how to avoid lines & crowds, and share photos from the galleries and top viewing deck of the Arc de Triomphe during the day, sunset, and at night. As with […]

Tofukuji Temple Info: Kyoto, Japan Tips

Tofukuji Temple is famous for its fall colors, Hojo Garden, and having some of the largest and oldest free grounds in Kyoto, Japan. The most iconic scene at the temple is its valley of autumn foliage under Tsutenkyo Bridge, which draws visitors from around the world. In this post, we’ll share photos and our experiences at […]

Our Eiffel Tower Visit: Tips & Mistakes

If you’re visiting Paris, France and plan to go up into the Eiffel Tower, we have tips for saving time and money. In this post, we’ll share our experience so you can learn from our mistakes, plus photos of the views from the Eiffel Tower at sunset and night, and other helpful planning advice. We’ve […]