Is it possible that a destination can change your life?
It certainly is when you embark on a journey of discovery to one of Asia’s hottest travel destinations that is still considered one of the world’s best-kept secrets:
A Journey of Discovery is a video series that captures exactly this. A hand-picked group of seven experts in different fields including music, diving, food, dance, and more; experience the beauty, charm, and thrills that Okinawa has to offer.
Each traveler interacted in their own way with the culture and bonded deeply with some of the uchinanchu or "sea people" – as the Okinawans proudly call themselves.
In the series, you can see how each traveler showcases the very best Okinawa has to offer with their special skills and expertise, but even more impressive is seeing how the Okinawan influence reverberates into different passions and expressions of each traveler’s life.
Each journey of discovery shows how exploring life and facing challenges in a different and unique destination can help you overcome certain fears, gain more confidence, and open your eyes to new experiences – and in the case of a few of the travelers, a complete change of lifestyle.
It’s interesting seeing how Emma, an Australian dive master, leads the group on a quest to discover the mind-blowing beauty under Okinawa’s sparkling emerald sea; how Maria, a Russian model and dancer, discovers the grace and beauty of traditional Ryukyu dance – which is unlike anything she had ever seen; or how Josh, a mixologist and beverage expert, leads the group on a journey to discover the magic of Awamori, a distilled spirit native to Okinawa and one that can surely impress you too once you see its unique characteristics.
And if that’s not impressive enough, you can also see how Marine, a food blogger, discovers Okinawa’s secret to long life through its unique culinary culture. Okinawa’s population is known as one of the longest-lived people in the world – with as many as 34 centenarians per 100,000 people (more than three times the rate in Japan!).
There is much more to see and learn in this series, so why not take a peek of it now!