A lone, untethered horse wandered down the dusty main drag in the light of the full moon, munching on tufts of grass by the side of the road. There was no other traffic on the road, no one else in sight. The serenity of the scene belied the bloody history of this historic place.
Hiking the Kumano Kodo Trail in Southeastern Japan is no walk in the park.
The Kumano Kodo Trail is actually a network of trails in the remote, mountainous Kii Peninsula, southeast of Osaka and Kyoto. The trails, which were established as Buddhist pilgrimage routes in the 10th Century, connect several sacred sites, collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Get out of those same old skis and snowshoes. By now, you must be getting tired of those average slopes.
Any cruise can be considered an adventure. You are stranded on a ship at sea, or ocean, for days with no way of going home if you suddenly decide that being surrounded by nothing but water is a bit unsettling for you.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and cuddle up with your significant other at one of these luxurious romantic retreats.
The summer is around the corner and it brings a lot of sunny days, warm temperatures, vacation days and endless opportunities to have fun.