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Don’t be Silly, Airbnb Isn’t Only for Backpackers!

As a backpacker, when I look for places to stay at night, I usually just look for the cheapest option that doesn’t look absolutely awful. Because I’m usually traveling for a few months, I need to make sure I can stretch every dollar I have. The easiest way to stretch each dollar is saving on accommodation. When I’m traveling on a business trip this is a whole different situation. Although I want to save every penny I have, sleep and comfort is a lot more important during a business trip. I always choose to use Airbnb instead of a hotel for a number of reasons. Save money! First and foremost,

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What’s Your Medicine?

Go to the city. With taxi cabs, jazz clubs, rats and discoteques, you’ll be cured of all of what ails you. Nature can only do so much. However each city provides quite a specific type of medicine, and places like New York, London, Paris and Tokyo will do something quite different to your bloodstream. What’s your medicine? New York is penicillin: the first antibiotic and the original modern city. If the city you’re swallowing down derives some of its power from a self-made myth, it owes something to New York. London is aspirin: classic, old, dependable. Through the romantic beauty of cigarette butts, the Thames and the Tate it eases

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4 Articles to Read Before You Go to Japan

Checklist for traveling: Passport validity – checked! Flight ticket for Tokyo – checked! Confirmed reservation of a little apartment located in the heart of Tokyo – … Wait, you have not booked your place yet?! Well, I bet this article would be interesting for you: Top 5 Airbnb places where you can feel like a local in Tokyo You said you would like to find your way around by yourself? You can’t go wrong with our 10 Japanese Phrases You Can Use to Ask For Directions. Settled down and already living the high life like a local, though you are but a tourist who only got here yesterday? Well, this may

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Leave Your Heels Behind to go Hiking Near Tokyo

When you think about visiting Tokyo, hiking typically isn’t the first activity on your ‘to-do’ list, if at all — but boy it should be. An all-time favorite pastime in which my Japanese and foreign friends love to indulge, is a relaxing, yet adventurous hiking trip to the invigorating nature of the region. This healthy and stress-relieving activity provides much-needed peace and quiet from the bustling, stressful city atmosphere. Furthermore, it’s also a fantastic getaway for those seeking more serene districts of Japan, in which to explore and unwind. You do not need to go too far into the inaka (rural) areas to absorb this experience. Once you’re there however, you will

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