What does travel have to teach us? How does travel change us? Join host Becky Gillespie as she dives into these questions and shares travel stories from the road. The School of Travels is not just a podcast but a community where listeners can share their travel stories and get tips from fellow listeners in “The School of Travels” Facebook community.

Episode #5: Living a Life Abroad and Tips for Traveling to Japan with Travel Writer and Japan Expert Chiara Terzuolo

In this episode we hear from Tokyo expat Chiara Terzuolo. The daughter of diplomats, she has spent her life living abroad. She’s now also an expert on the Japan travel and food scene in her role as editor-in-chief of All About Japan and the author of the Tokyo Vegan Guide. Chiara shares her unique perspective on how being exposed to travel from a young age shapes your life and leads you to very unexpected places. You don’t want to miss this episode! Besides talking about off-the-beaten path travel in Japan we also tackle strategies for travel that you should take into consideration before getting on the road.

Covered in this episode:

  • Growing up as a daughter of diplomats in Europe
  • How Chiara ended up moving to Japan
  • Traveling off the beaten path in Japan including her encounter with giant crabs (no really!)
  • Eating vegan in Japan and writing the Tokyo Vegan Guide
  • The importance of an ATM card with no international fees

Show Notes

Chiara’s Instagram Profile

The Tokyo Vegan Guide

Yasuko’s Packing List

Thinx–Period-proof underwear


The School of Travels Podcast

The School of Travels podcast interviews people in many different stages of their travel experience from taking their first trips outside of their hometowns to digital nomads who travel continuously. The series asks questions like: What inspires us to travel in the first place? Have a travel story that you’d like to share? Share it in the Facebook community or submit your story to The School of Travels!

Every Sunday, Coworkaholic will be sharing an episode from The School of Travels. The post The School of Travels: Tips for Traveling to Japan was first published on Coworkaholic, in partnership with The School of Travels podcast.

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