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!

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 […]

2-Day Los Angeles Itinerary

Our 2-day Los Angeles itinerary offers a step-by-step touring plan for experiencing the best things to do in L.A., with a trip to the top beach, excellent California food, and free attractions. It’s an efficient plan-of-attack for Los Angeles, and while you’ll see and do a lot, we’ve also tried to allow for some relaxed, […]

Unryu-in Temple Review & Tips: Kyoto, Japan Info

Unryu-in Temple in Kyoto is known for the views offered its beautiful windows into the Japanese gardens, which differ in each of the four seasons. In this post, we’ll share photos from our visit to Unryuin during its fall nighttime illumination, recount the somewhat-bizarre anecdote of our journey there, and provide our take as to […]

Nyhavn: #1 Thing to Do in Copenhagen, Denmark

Our first day in Copenhagen, Denmark we had two priorities on our itinerary: Tivoli Gardens, which we’ve already covered, and Nyhavn. I had seen photos of these vibrantly gabled town house facades that line the boat-filled canal, and wanted the chance to see and photograph this scene on a beautiful, sunny day. We opted to […]

Tsukiji Fish Market Moving to Toyosu: What to Know for Fall 2018 & Beyond

Tsukiji is a large wholesale fish market in Japan that is one of the top things to do in Tokyo. It’s soon to be partially replaced by Toyosu Market, where wholesale activity and the world famous tuna auctions will occur. In this post, we’ll offer info about the changes, and whether you should plan a […]