For All the Tea in CHINA

One writer's quest for the perfect cup of tea takes her through Hong Kong and Tokyo, resulting in lessons of history, health and wellness. Tea began as an accident. It happened in China over 5,000 years ago when an early emperor thought drinking water should be boiled as a hygienic precaution. According to legend, while visiting a region of his realm, the servants began boiling water for … [Read more...]

Celebrate Tokyo’s Food Scene in NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES

“Hungry for Tokyo,” a first-ever Japanese restaurant promotion is showcasing some of the best and under-the-radar restaurants in top US cities, from the east to the west coast. More than 40 restaurants in New York and Los Angeles are featuring delicious Tokyo-themed dishes on their menus for the month of November. In Los Angeles, featured dishes will include the “Uni Scallop Tiradito” … [Read more...]

Silver Screen Sojourns

Some of the hottest tickets in travel today are film-themed excursions to destinations such as Harry Potter’s London, Woody Allen’s Barcelona or New Zealand starring as Middle Earth. How many times when watching a movie set in a foreign locale has the beauty or intrigue of that location stirred your soul so much, that you can’t stop thinking about taking your next vacation there? Movies have a … [Read more...]