Mary Jo Manzanares is the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine providing informational and inspirational travel recommendations for curious Baby Boomer travelers. She also has a personal travel blog, Traveling with MJ, that focuses on practical advice for practical travelers. Her travel ethos is value luxury, that sweet spot where price and experience intersect to create WOW, and she believes that life should be about lots of WOW experiences. Mary Jo enjoys a great meal and glass of wine, wandering in a museum, and a decadent spa treatment. She is also the Conference Director of TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange), the world’s largest gathering of travel writers, bloggers, and new media content creators. She lives in Seattle where she always has a bag packed, ready for the next great adventure.
Beautiful and exotic,Japan often seems like a destination that will overwhelm travelers. In this session we will learn how to create a blueprint for a successful trip, banishing the myths that can get in the way, whether you want to enjoy the country’s vibrant urban environment or the peaceful countryside.