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Win The “Ultimate Trip” To Japan!

japanBMW and Tasting Table are giving you a chance to win the “Ultimate Trip” for two to Japan.

The prize includes a visit to Tokyo, Kyoto & Hakone and airfare, hotel stays, Away suitcases and more!

We had a great time during our trip to Japan back in 2013 so I’d love to win this prize and get to see more of the country. Continue reading Win The “Ultimate Trip” To Japan!

Win A Trip to Japan: National Geographic Traveler Instagram Photo Contest

National Geographic TravelerKim, Lucas and I visited Japan a little over three years back. At the time, Lucas was close to 1.5 years old. We had an awesome time and Japan ended up being a great destination for a toddler.

One of these days, I’d love to go back to Japan and see more of the country.

During the month of August, you can enter to win a trip for 2 to Japan in the National Geographic Traveler Instagram Photo Contest! Continue reading Win A Trip to Japan: National Geographic Traveler Instagram Photo Contest

Win A $6,500 Trip for 2 to Japan from Boar’s Head

Boars Head

Boar’s Head recently came out with a Japanese inspired deli meat and they want to send one lucky winner on a trip to Japan!

(I’ve been hearing commercials on the radio quite a bit recently for the Ichiban-Terriyaki Style Chicken Breast and it does sound pretty tasty!)

Earlier in the month, the Ichiban-Terriyaki Style Awakening Sweepstakes started. In the contest one winner will win a trip to Japan! There are also daily and weekly prizes being given out. Continue reading Win A $6,500 Trip for 2 to Japan from Boar’s Head

A McDonalds Menu Item in Japan I’d LOVE To Try

McDonalds Menu 
image: McDonald’s Newsroom

I’ve written many times in the past about how I love to check out McDonald’s around the world but rarely visit McD’s at home.

I have a few reasons for visiting McD’s when traveling. The main reason is that I love to see what local menu-items might be available in each country. The other reason is that a visit to McD’s for Lucas is like a treat. We don’t really go at home but he loves getting a toy. Also they usually have free Wifi which comes in handy when abroad. (Surprisingly, the McD’s locations we visited around Japan did not have Wifi.)

Here are some countries that I’ve visited McDonald’s and wrote about: Continue reading A McDonalds Menu Item in Japan I’d LOVE To Try

1st Japanese Passenger Jet in 50 Years Debuts

MItsubishi MRJ
image: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.

Considering how involved Japan is when it comes to electronics and automobiles, I found it hard to believe that the country hasn’t made a passenger plane in 50 years.

On Wednesday, November 11 that changed when Mitsubishi launched the first Japanese-made passenger jet, according to CNN. Continue reading 1st Japanese Passenger Jet in 50 Years Debuts

One of the Strangest Museums Opened in Japan

Toilet Museum
Not so modern Japanese toilet

I’ve written many times about how I like visiting odd and quirky museums.

Most recently, I visited the Waffle House Museum in Atlanta, GA. Some other museums of note that would fit in with odd and quirky would be:

It seems like many strange and odd museums exist in Japan. Another one recently opened which I’d like to visit in the future… Continue reading One of the Strangest Museums Opened in Japan

Free Wi-Fi in Japan. Kind Of…

Free WiFi Japan

A little over two years back, Kim, Lucas and I headed to Japan. While I had always wanted to go to Japan (I’d like to go everywhere!), it wasn’t a place very high on my list. However, the country blew me away and the trip greatly over-exceeded any expectations.

With Japan being a leader in developing technology, one thing that surprised me was the lack of Wi-Fi in public places and restaurants.

Well now there seems to be Japan Connected-Free Wi-Fi nationwide. Kind of… Continue reading Free Wi-Fi in Japan. Kind Of…

Win A Flight To Japan in the ANA Caption Contest

all nippon airways

ANA is celebrating their new Houston to Tokyo- Narita route which takes off on June 12, 2015 with a little contest.

The airline is looking for help to create a caption which will be printed on a special ANA umbrella. The umbrella commemorates the inaugural flight and will be given  to passengers onboard as a special gift!

While I’d be happy to get a commemorative ANA umbrella, I’d love to win the prize in their Caption Writing Contest even more. Continue reading Win A Flight To Japan in the ANA Caption Contest