Video: Remembering My First Dose Of Culture Shock (And What I Learned From It)

Video: Remembering My First Dose Of Culture Shock (And What I Learned From It)

My first dose of culture shock isn’t something that I look back on with disdain. In fact, I’m thankful for these moments of discomfort and learning, which often lead to a transformative travel experience. Learn more about my experiences and views on culture shock in the video above. Featured image […]

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Lake Hessian, near the entrance of Bear Mountain State Park. Photo courtesy of Jessie Festa.

Discover New York: A Day Trip Escape To Bear Mountain [Photo Essay]

Despite living in New York City I do own a car. Actually, let me rephrase that. I pay for a car; however, because in the one month I kept it here I racked up $400 in red light camera and parking tickets I decided to store it at my parent’s […]

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A curious deer biting my hip

An Enchanting Nara Deer Experience In Japan

In Nara, Japan‘s Nara Park, you’ll be truly immersed in a fantasy-like world — beginning with over 1,000 friendly deer. Being from Long Island where it’s forbidden to touch and feed wild deer, it was amazing to me that in Nara deer are protected and visitors can pet and feed […]

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Travel ASMR: A Relaxing Hotel Check In [Video]

Travel ASMR: A Relaxing Hotel Check In [Video]

In this week’s ASMR Travel video, you’ll visit my hotel for a relaxing and anxiety-reducing check-in process. Triggers used in this video include whispering, soft speaking, scratching, personal attention and crunching a paper bag. As always, comments are appreciated under the video in YouTube. And if you like what you […]

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The torii-lined pathway at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Photo courtesy of  Simon Q.

Strolling Through 5,000 Shinto Gates At Fushimi Inari Shrine In Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan, is home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, one of which is the Fushimi Inari Taisha (Shrine) — not to mention the #1 Kyoto Attraction on TripAdvisor. You can reach the site — open daily from 7am to 6:30pm and a great budget-friendly travel experience as it offers […]

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