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A hop and a skip from the central town of Zushi lies Hayama, another beachside locale with a laidback vibe. Think long walks on the beach, afternoon naps for kicks and curiously, a…

Whether through video games, Netflix or Japanese books, escapism has always been a way to reset and take us away from the stresses of day-to-day life. Japan enthusiasts who are yearning to…

Okinawa aside, Japan isn’t exactly known for its beaches. Look around, though, and you will find a few gems. Near Tokyo, Zushi is a good option. It’s a great location to feel…

Fresh from a run with his dog Hazy, Justin Mackee is now seated with a coffee as he picks at his egg sandwich. It’s been about four months since I last saw him…

When you have a love of the outdoors and mountains in particular, that desire to find the next trail can be relentless. Not too long after our last hike, we found ourselves…

I filled my suitcase with books on my trip home to Malaysia in January 2020, not realizing I wouldn’t be able to return for the foreseeable future. After the souvenirs had been…

The mountainous terrain of Japan leaves avid hikers and nature enthusiasts completely spoiled for choice when it comes to hiking trails. Coupled with a best-in-class public transportation system, getting out of town…

It’s your typical Tokyo Friday night with a diverse crew who have gathered for an intimate barbecue on a rooftop. We’re all slightly inebriated from the laughter, the grilled steaks, and the…