Time-Lapse Video: Riding the Shinkansen, High-Speed Rail in Japan


Japan may be the easiest country in the world to travel around. The country has an impressive rail transportation network allowing both commuters and travelers to move between every major city, and most small cities, by train. A subset of the overall rail system is the large and rapidly expanding high-speed rail network, called shinkansen […]

Spring Break In Jamaica


“On our next trip, I just want to lay on the beach.” Kevin has repeated these words every time we’ve come home after traveling for as long as I can remember. I’m not normally inclined to plan relaxing beach vacations, but I know our recent itineraries have been hectic and particularly hard on Kevin who […]

Our Next Stop: Jamaica!


I’m taking a brief break from packing to announce our next trip: We’re going to Jamaica! Last summer, I went to TBEX 2013, an annual conference for travel bloggers.  I won the door prize at one of the events: A seven-night stay at a resort in Jamaica! Neither Kevin nor I have ever been to the island, so […]

EIT Elsewhere | Talking Miles + Points With Million Mile Secrets

At Machu Picchu

We were excited to do this interview with Million Mile Secrets. MMS is one of our favorite “travel hacking” blogs, that we read to learn new ways to save money on hotels and flights. I especially love that the editor, Daraius, chose this quote for the title: “For the ones who think I’m shady, I’ve […]

An Inside Look at Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

Fresh Tuna, Tsukiji Fish Market Tokyo

Sometimes the most interesting food experiences don’t involve eating. Sometimes they involve waking up at 4 o’clock in the morning, several hours before breakfast, so food is actually the last thing on your mind. This was our experience visiting Tsukiji Fish Market, the world’s largest wholesale fish market and one of the largest food markets in the […]

Late Night, Dark Alley… Hot Bread?


We had followed the directions given by a sign taped to the window of the shuttered storefront. It directed us into a poorly lit back alley off of the main street in Kaunakakai, the biggest town on the sleepy Hawaiian island of Molokai. And it was late — by Molokai winter standards, that is, which was about […]


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