After 30+ countries and some unforgettable adventures, we have chosen our top #10 travel experiences! Don’t forget to share yours in the comments section below!
In no particular order and apart from living in our beloved Tokyo, the place we called home for the past four years…here is our top #10!
1. Summer Matsuri Trip, Japan
In 2010, we took an eight-day camping road trip around Tohoku following the summer matsuri (festivals) all the way to Aomori and then back down again to Tokyo.
2. Pampas, Amazon Basin, Bolivia
Got up close to all kinds of wildlife as we explored the Amazon tributaries.
3. Inca Trail, Peru
Four-day, three-night hike to Machu Picchu. With such diverse micro-climates and amazing scenery along the way, it’s definitely worth the effort.
4. Felucca Trip, The Nile, Egypt
Three days sailing up the Nile in a small boat called a felucca. At night, we docked on the banks, cooked dinner and slept on the open-air boat. Click here for more.
5. Hiking in the Himalayas, Kashmir, India
Seven days hiking in the Himalayas = altitude sickness and ridiculous angles on mountain ponies but amazing views.
6. Snow Festival, Hokkaido, Japan
Sapporo’s Yuki Matsuri is a must-see in Japan’s winter. Click here for more.
7. Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt
While the touristic nature of this destination may have taken away some of its charm, if you can ignore the KFC in view, there’s nothing like the Pyramids to make you feel like you are conquering the big guns on your world map.
8. Marrakech, Morocco
Endless labyrinthine medinas, amazing food in Djemma el Fna…Marrakech is one of our favorite cities. Click here for more.
9. Climbing Mt. Fuji, Japan
An almost 24-hour adventure that saw us tackle this majestic mountain from the bottom, this was a tough overnight climb through the eerie forest. However, one of our more rewarding endeavors.
See photos from our most recent Fuji adventure here.
10. Volunteering in Tohoku, Japan
Meeting those affected by the multiple disasters of March 11th 2011 and then being able to give a little something back has been the utmost privilege. Read more here.
Summer in Kyoto, Japan
Climbing Mt. Sinai, Egypt
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
New York City
A few of these adventures have been documented on our blog already. We hope to fill in the gaps over time on our other top experiences. If there is a particular adventure you would like to hear more about, please let us know!
What are your top travel experiences? Please share in the comments section below!