2021 Bokksu Review + Coupon: Travel Across Japan With Premium Snacks

Wondering how to get your Japanese snack fix without getting on a plane or paying outrageous shipping fees? Luckily, there’s an easy way to enjoy the distinct flavors of Nippon from home: Bokksu. This 2021 Bokksu review and unboxing will walk you through what to expect from this Japanese snack subscription box.

2021 Bokksu review box of Japanese snacks sitting on white table with small figurines and charms.

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TokyoTreat Review 2021: Seasonal Japanese Snacks For Otaku

Japanophiles, rejoice! There’s a new way to get your Japan snack fix without traveling or paying a fortune in customs fees. This 2021 TokyoTreat review and unboxing will walk you through what to expect from this Japanese snack subscription box.

Orange TokyoTreat review box sitting open on white table, with snack packages sticking out.

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31 Best Gifts from London Recommended by a Local

Holiday display with Mario and Santa Claus LEGO figures in Covent Garden, seen while shopping for best gifts from London.

From antique books to adorable bears, there are endless things to buy in London when you come for a visit. As an expat, I feel compelled to bring a few of the best gifts from London when I return to the US to see family and friends.

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50 UK Bucket List Ideas For Travel Lovers

Exterior of Blenheim Palace with union jack flag runner, among the top uk bucket list ideas in England.

From ancient castles to raucous festivals, there’s no shortage of UK bucket list ideas for travel enthusiasts. It seems like every time I check off an item from my own list, I learn about some other incredible thing to see, do, or eat!

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Tortuga Setout vs Osprey Farpoint: A Hands-on Review

Side-by-side front view of black Tortuga Setout vs Osprey Farpoint backpacks on grass.

In the world of carry-on travelers, a debate rages: Tortuga Setout vs Osprey Farpoint. Which of these bags comes out on top–or should I say “on back”? Let’s take a closer look at these popular front loading travel backpacks.

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Kyoto 2 Day Itinerary: A Super Efficient Guide

Pink cherry blossoms near river and bridge spotted during Kyoto 2 day itinerary

Writing this Kyoto 2 day itinerary was an interesting challenge. Trying to condense my favorite city into 48 hours of sightseeing was no simple feat! But if you can only afford to spend two days in Kyoto, this itinerary will guide you through the ancient city’s highlights as efficiently as possible.

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13 Easy Day Trips from Kyoto for Nature Lovers

Miho no Matsubara beach with Mount Fuji views is one of the best day trips from Kyoto

Kyoto is a wonderfully verdant city. Travelers flock here for bamboo groves, flower-lined paths, and tranquil shrine gardens. But if you have some time to spare, there are plenty of easy day trips from Kyoto that will particularly delight nature lovers.

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Osaka-Kyoto-Nara Itinerary: 6 Amazing Days in Kansai Japan

Historic Japanese lantern alley, part of Osaka Kyoto Nara itinerary

Vibrant streets, awe-inspiring temples, delicious street food… This Osaka-Kyoto-Nara itinerary has it all. If you only have one week in Japan and want to experience as much of the country’s culture and history as possible, head to the Kansai region!

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Lake Biwa Day Trip: Water, Mountains, and Sacred Sites

Floating torii gate at sunrise, a popular place to visit during a Lake Biwa day trip

If you’re traveling through Japan’s Kansai region, a Lake Biwa day trip is the perfect addition to your itinerary. From floating torii gates to mountain top temples, there’s more to this area than the typical lakeside activities you’d expect.

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Japan Off the Beaten Path: 15 Amazing Japan Hidden Gems

Woman with red umbrella walking through forest in Japan off the beaten path

When planning a dream trip to Japan, the bustling cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka usually spring to mind. But it would be a mistake not to explore Japan off the beaten path, even if it’s your first trip to the country.

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