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Travel Deeper with Gareth Leonard

If you could break out of your everyday routine and go travel, how deep would your travels take you? Meet Gareth Leonard, a native New Yorker who set out to answer this question. He left an unhappy conventional life to pursue his travel dreams, and has some encouraging words for fellow aspiring travelers.

Snow Monkeys of Japan

Sometimes the seeds of our travels are planted decades before we ever set foot in a new country. In Ep 1 of Travel Deeper, Gareth realizes a travel dream that started way back as a kid looking at National Geographic:…

Scuba Diving with Manta Rays

Every year huge manta rays follow their migration route near Ishigaki Island, Japan. Gareth Leonard has a chance to dive among these huge and gentle creatures finding himself awestruck by their size and flowing…

Tokyo Cafes

Cat cafes. Hedgehog cafes. Cafes with maids in sexy outfits. As Gareth explains, “I think it’s best not to try and make sense of it all, or even justify why we’re there.” But to travel deeper means keeping an…

The Video Game Capital of Japan

Akihabara started out as a blackmarket for electronic goods, later becoming Japan’s nerd paradise: cartoons, computers, and cosplay. Despite its appeal to kids and teenagers, you’ll find a huge cross section of…

The Street Food of Tokyo and Osaka

Discovering food and sharing it with locals is the quintessential travel experience. From Tokyo to Osaka, Gareth takes us on a whirlwind food tour, finding everything from melon bread to yakisoba, from conveyor belt…

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