Mary Richardson

Mary Richardson is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia. She currently lives in Okinawa, Japan, where she is a tour guide and travel writer. Read her stories at

Cultural tensions rise over foreign language signs in NYC

Japan encourages office workers to strip down

India will offer cars to citizens who sterilize themselves

Passover Seder traditions

Seattle’s EMP Museum Hosts Nirvana Exhibit

11 cooking schools for travelers

10 of the strangest theme restaurants in Tokyo, Japan

How the US military is helping earthquake and tsunami survivors in Japan

5 unique study abroad programs

7 reasons to teach ESL at home

Marriage traditions around the world [PICS]

New Year’s Day in the life of an expat in Okinawa, Japan

UNESCO Intangibles Program and the cultural impacts of tourism

10 places to move abroad and extend your life

Expat friendships: Do they survive the return home?

Visiting a local fortune teller in Okinawa, Japan

Is a home stay right for you?

5 reasons to teach abroad short term before making a commitment

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