Addicted to writing travel and culture stories, bathing in hot springs, and snowshoeing, I have been exploring Japan as an ex-pat for over two decades. I have soaked in more than 500 traditional and modern Japanese baths. In addition to writing articles and bathing, I also teach about tourism and global issues at a college in Niigata, Japan. If you would like me to send you queries about travel in Japan, or if you have any requests, please contact me. I am looking forward to meeting you.
I want to expand my contacts in this field and share ideas with like-minded individuals.
A wild hot spring in a natural setting.
Impossible it may be, but I dream of traveling to all the islands of Japan.
Travel and culture writer
I want to learn to write so well that all of my readers picture the places I describe, taste the foods I sample, and relax in the baths I visit.
Knowledge, Thrills, Sharing
The consensus on the question I posted before seems to be that it's okay to encourage travel, but that we need to encourage traveling BETTER, whether that means encouraging choosing trains over planes, taking longer trips, seeing things in a different way, etc. My question now is HOW? How do I as a content creator do that? I mean, just lecturing people about sustainability or whatever isn't going to help. I'd love some PRACTICAL ideas on how to encourage better travel. So far I'm trying - not always succeeding - to avoid writing about the places that are very popular and instead focusing on lesser-traveled places. I'm avoiding big general listicles and instead trying to write about much narrower topics. As much as possible, I'm traveling by train or bus rather than plane and that'll come through when I write about a place. Any other suggestions?