Late 19th Century Time Warp Stepping ashore on Mackinac Island, just off the northern tip of mainland Michigan in Lake Huron, is akin to stepping back in time. The island, a short ferry boat ride away from Mackinaw City, overlooks the famed Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge connecting lower […]
Articles written by: John Penisten
Perhaps one of the best ways to experience Japan’s tradition-rich culture is by visiting some of its numerous historic religious temples and shrines. The old imperial capital of Kyoto has some of the nation’s oldest and best-preserved examples of this unique Asian architecture. Located in the south-central area of Honshu […]
Chinatown is one of the more ethnically and culturally diverse neighborhoods in cosmopolitan Honolulu, Hawai`i. No other area of the Hawaiian Islands provides as much of a cross-cultural experience as does Honolulu’s Chinatown. And while a stroll down its streets reveals the influence of other peoples and cultures, from Japanese […]
Perhaps none of Japan’s numerous cultural icons are more endearing or significant to the Japanese people, and visitors as well, than the famed onsen (hot springs resorts/hotels and spas) located throughout the island country. A big part of the Japanese lifestyle is enjoying the numerous onsen, or hot springs resorts, […]
No other place in the world celebrates the Christmas season quite like Germany. And to experience the magic of Germany’s Christmas tradition, one need look no further than the small village of Seiffen in eastern Germany.
Long before there were such things as fine dining, five-star restaurants, and Hawaiian Regional Cuisine, there was the lowly yet revered mixed plate lunch, the islands’ original regional cuisine.
Despite its Spanish sounding name, the popular dish called loco moco is a distinctly locally-inspired Hawaiian edible. The loco moco is perhaps one of Hilo’s most significant and unique contributions to Hawai`i’s diverse culinary traditions.