13 phrases you need to know before traveling to Japan

Traveling to Japan can be daunting if you don’t know any Japanese. I get it! Language can be a huge barrier, especially if you’ve never…

7 day Southwest road trip

USA’s southwest will always hold a special place in my heart. I spent my last days in the US here before I moved back to…

A thrift shopper’s guide to Tokyo: 6 second-hand stores you need to …

I discovered the wonders of second-hand stores in Tokyo purely by accident. I was planning my last-minute hiking trip to Kamikochi (also known as the…

9 things to do in Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido is one of the most popular tourist destinations amongst local Japanese. An island prefecture located in Northern Japan, Hokkaido is famous for skiing and…

The Ultimate 4 day Kyoto Itinerary

If you’re planning your first trip to Kyoto, Japan, I’ve put together a 4 day Kyoto Itinerary, just for you! If you think of Tokyo as…

9 magical photos that will make you fall in love with Japan

I’m not going to lie. I’m completely and utterly in LOVE with Japan. Since arriving back home, I usually spend my spare time looking at photos…

Cape Cod in Winter: A photo essay

I can’t believe I’ve lived in Boston for over a year. Even crazier is the fact that I’ve been here for so long and up…

How to avoid the crowds when visiting Kyoto

Other than Tokyo, Kyoto is the most popular city for tourists visiting Japan. Every time I’ve visited Kyoto – whether it be during fall, in…

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