Welcome to Backpacker's Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun interview about packing, fashion, and fitness so you can snoop inside their bags & lives a little bit and other weeks it'll be a detailed luxury guide to a city the featured blogger/expat knows very well. E-mail me if
A traditional Japanese inn - Kanagu Ryokan in Nagano, Japan, is one of many ryokans that inspired the animation, Spirited Away.