• PBS film crew follows the Mountain Hiking Holidays group on Shikoku for the Sacred Journeys television series
  • PBS film crew with Mountain Hiking Holidays group at Konsenji (Temple 3) on Shikoku, Japan

In the Press

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Sacred Journeys: Shikoku, produced by WGBH Boston. Features the 2013 Mountain Hiking Holidays hiking group in Shikoku, Japan. Watch the program on YouTube.

Perry, Sara. “Bowing to Bulgaria’s Magic.” The Oregonian. April 23, 2006.

Johnston, Sonja. “All-inclusive honeymoons take you there, back again: Guide for Brides.” The Oregonian. January 13 2005.

Verkerk, Ben. “Walk Softly and Carry Binoculars.” The Okanagan Saturday. October 16, 2004.

Bartels, Sue. “Tours in Review: Italy.” International Travel News. November 2002.

Lake, Patricia. “At Your Own Pace.” Delaware Today. May 2001.

Hauser, Susan. “Their job: Making your tour memorable.” Portland Tribune. February 27, 2001.

Elsey, Lynn. “Walking S-o-f-t-l-y.” Our Town. February 19, 2001.

Alsop, Royce and Barbara. “Tours in Review: Norway.” International Travel News. September 2001.

Osaki, John. Cover photo courtesy of Mountain Hiking Holidays. Specialty Travel Index. Fall/Winter 2000.

Bard, Rachel. “Tours in Review: France and Spain.” International Travel News. August 2000.

National Geographic. “Compass NGA Guide: Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.” National Geographic Adventure. July/August 2000.

Wilson, Sharon. “Hiking softly or challengingly: Pyrenees tour offers a choice.” International Travel News. July 2000.

Behrs, Jan. “Working at Play: Careers in the Field of Leisure.” The Oregonian. March 22, 2000.

La Dépêche du Midi. “Le Nouveau Monde au pays de la préhistoire.” La Dépêche du Midi. July 13, 1999.

Sigmund, Suzanne. “Traveling at their own pace.” The Business Journal. June 18, 1999.

Sigmund, Suzanne. “Walking Softly with Amy and John Osaki.” Asian Pages. March 15-31, 1999.

Travel Age West. “Keeping in Step: Walking Softly Adventures offers an autumn trek through the Tatra Mountains.” Travel Age West. August 31, 1998.

Riley, Erin. “Grandmother, 70, enjoys tête-a-tête exploring Parisian art world with her granddaughter, 16.” The Oregonian. May 21, 1998.

Scutt, Caroline. “Walking Softly Adventures Launches 16-Day ‘Tatra Trails.'” Travel Weekly. April 23, 1998.

Perry, Sara. “Feeding an Appetite for Adventure: A Polish stew makes the perfect souvenir of a trek to the Tatras.” The Oregonian. March 22, 1998.

Kochevar, Jim. “Be Careful, the big show is coming.” Chicago Tribune. February 15, 1998. (Published photograph by John Osaki.)

Harcharik, Karen. “Walking Softly through the Alps.” Sequim Gazette. December 21, 1994.

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