Most people love to travel the world to experience new cultures, food, and sights, and others travel to find new ways to give back. Volunteering abroad can be a great way to find inspiration and learn about the challenges others face, outside of their usual surroundings.
If you like to vacation like I do — get away from it all, unplug (no phone service, no internet, no TV), be near the ocean, rest, relax, and rejuvenate your spirit — the island getaway I just returned from is your ticket.
You may have read the travel article I wrote last year called “Highlights of our tour in South Korea,” in our July 5, 2018 issue. On the same trip, Tracy, my girlfriend at the time who is now my wife, and I also stopped by Japan.
When I think of a vacation destination that offers everything a tourist could want, Oaxaca, Mexico springs to my mind.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly When Japan Airlines (JAL) ended its Seattle flight in 1992, most people assumed it had more to do with JAL. Now that JAL has resumed its Seattle flight, the story unfolds a different reality — it has more to do with Seattle. What happened to Seattle during the past […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Most people are thrilled to drive a Mercedes-Benz. But I sensed trouble when my husband George rented a brand new Mercedes-Benz when we were in England a few years ago. “No, I don’t want a new car,” I objected. “And I don’t want a Mercedes.” “The (car rental) guy […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly When I travel to Việt Nam, the number one highlight for me is not even seeing family — it’s being able to sample dishes and food that I cannot get here in Seattle. And that’s not a knock on my family members — I love them. It’s more to […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The Hawaiian Islands are a special place for many visitors who vacation there every year. Daniel Chun, Director of Sales, Community and Public Relations for Alaska Airlines’ Hawai’i office, attributed the aloha spirit to the reason people keep coming back. When to travel Chun said that the Hawai’i trade […]
By John Liu NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY This article will serve as a brief overview of some highlights on my trip in South Korea. My girlfriend and I are fascinated by South Korean culture (e.g., K-pop, fabulous cosmetic products, great Korean BBQ, and the constant threats of war by Kim Jong Un). In November 2017, we […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly For Chazmin Peters, a first officer with Alaska Airlines, aviation was not something that initially came naturally to her. “Once I knew that I wanted to become a pilot, I realized that I had to be better — I needed to be impressive enough to become one,” said Peters. […]