Literally meaning the "seasonal division", Setsubun (節分) is an important Japanese celebration associated with the changing of seasons. Setsubun is traditionally celebrated on the day before … [Read More...]
The first Sunday in April marks the celebration of the Shinto fertility festival, the Kanamara Matsuri or the "Festival of the Steel Phallus." Known colloquially as the "Penis Festival", … [Read More...]
The Shimokita Tengu Matsuri (しもきた天狗まつり) or Long Red-nosed Goblins Festival is held over three days each year in late January/early February. The event is held in honor of Tengu, the Japanese … [Read More...]
I love this time of year, I really do. A new year feels like a fresh start. It's re-energizing and exciting, and goal setting just falls naturally into this time of reflection and renewed … [Read More...]
I know I say this every year, but this year has been one hell of a ride!
2014 saw us visit 17 countries and have some of our favourite travel experiences to date. Thanks, as always, for … [Read More...]