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Cremia Is The Most Delicious Ice Cream You Will Ever Have

Cremia Is The Most Delicious Ice Cream You Will Ever Have

The title says it all. Cremia is a special type of ice cream that I have only seen in Japan.  It’s not available everywhere and it costs much more than regular ice cream, but is absolutely worth it.

Getting Paid To Stay At Hotels: First Cabin Nagasaki

Getting Paid To Stay At Hotels: First Cabin Nagasaki

Some people work hard at trying to make more money. I find it easier trying to save more money.  So I find sales and promotions that I can take advantage of the save money while traveling…and it works out even better when I’m getting paid […]

Unusual Eats: Horse Sashimi and Whale Bacon in Nagasaki

Unusual Eats: Horse Sashimi and Whale Bacon in Nagasaki

At an izakaya called 炉端亜紗 喜三郎 (Kozaburo Kirisaki) in Nagasaki, I noticed two unusual menu options: whale and horse.  I haven’t really thought about eating those two creatures before, but since I had the opportunity I went for it.

Getting From Nagasaki Airport To Nagasaki City: Airport Limo Bus

Getting From Nagasaki Airport To Nagasaki City: Airport Limo Bus

There’s really only two options to get to Nagasaki city from Nagasaki Airport: You can take an expensive taxi or the airport limousine bus for 900JPY.

The Best Of Okinawa in 10 Photos

The Best Of Okinawa in 10 Photos

These are the best okinawa photos from my trip in September 2017.

Driving Around Mario Kart Style in Japan: Fun or Not Fun?

Driving Around Mario Kart Style in Japan: Fun or Not Fun?

While in Osaka, I ended up going on the Mario Kart Osaka tour.  I picked up an International Driver’s Permit just to do this tour. It did come in handy though since [I needed to rent a car for a week in Okinawa].  The short […]

ANA Economy Flight: Okinawa to Nagasaki for 5k United Miles

ANA Economy Flight: Okinawa to Nagasaki for 5k United Miles

After booking my flight from [Okinawa to Nagasaki using frequent flyer miles], I was ready to take my 90-minute direct flight. If you’re leaving Okinawa, get to the airport early! The airport is small and doesn’t have many gates so the lines are long and […]

Award Booking Strategies: Avoiding United’s $75 Close-In Fee

Award Booking Strategies: Avoiding United’s $75 Close-In Fee

I needed to fly out from Okinawa to Nagasaki and was planning on using United miles.  United has a deal for intra-Japan flights at a flat rate of 5k miles and $0.  Although, if you book within 21 days, you’d be hit with a $75 […]

Award Booking Strategies: Using United Miles from OKA to NGS

Award Booking Strategies: Using United Miles from OKA to NGS

While in Okinawa, I quickly put together a rough idea for a cross-Japan train trip using the JR rail.  First, I’d need to acquire a JR Pass so the trip could be more affordable. Next, I had to get from Okinawa to Nagasaki and concluded […]

Using Hotel Points: The Hyatt Regency Naha

Using Hotel Points: The Hyatt Regency Naha

Staying at the Hyatt Regency Naha using 6k hotel points and $75USD per night.  This was a great option due to the location and redemption value.