Japantown is one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets. If you haven’t been to Japan (or you miss it), J-Town provides an unrivaled glimpse into Japanese culture with unique shops and markets, delicious food, and Japanese sweets. In fact, it is one of only three Japantowns remaining in the U.S. (all 3 are in California). We […]
San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica and likely your entry point into the country. It’s a sprawling metropolis, tucked in a valley, surrounded by lush mountains. The calming serenity of the green hills and colorful rooftops deceptively hides a chaotic urban environment that is intimidating to many visitors. Rather than rushing out of […]
Please enjoy a special guest post from Analytical Traveler community member, Rekha Bisht. The call for ultimate adventure is answered in Ladakh. One of the best places to visit in the Himalayas, it is a dream come true for thrill-seekers. This remote region in the Northern India state of Jammu and Kashmir is known as ‘Land […]
Panama offers a skyline that rivals Miami, the wildlife of Costa Rica, the tropical islands of French Polynesia and the charm of Cuba, yet is still underrated. My theory is those who were unimpressed with Panama simply did it wrong. If you visit Panama to check the Canal off your bucket list, spend half a […]
A man, a plan, a canal – Panama! Palindrome (first published by Leigh Mercer) Panama (República de Panamá) is known as the “Crossroads of the Americas” due to its position between North and South America. This small country in Central America has much more to offer than a canal, with incredible bio-diversity, idyllic tropical islands, […]
I’m not saying you need travel insurance, I’m saying an analytical traveler should make an informed decision. Understand what you are covered for under your credit cards and standard insurance, assess potential risks, then decide if you need additional insurance. For many, it is a small price to pay for peace of mind.