Since I recently entered my 30s, I’ve been reflecting on the person I’ve become–what I love about myself, what I wish I’d done before now, what I can improve, why I am the way I am, etc. And I realized on a recent trip to Bali that travel is not only my favorite hobby, it… Continue reading 20 Trips to Take in Your 20s
Originally published on 31 December 2007. I went to Alaska for a week after my college graduation. Alaska in December? You bet! Hello from Tennessee! I’m home now, but I wanted to tell you all about my last day in Alaska. It was just as fun-filled as the rest! It started with homemade mochas, and we headed… Continue reading Adventures in Anchorage
It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! This week I’m addressing my least favorite travel detail: rental cars. I do not like to drive, I’m not a fan of road trips, and I’d rather just be able to walk everywhere we go, but sometimes that’s just not practical! Often times, I’ve found especially on islands, a car is… Continue reading Rental Cars: A Traveler’s Guide
Originally published on 31 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working in Japan! I’m home! After one last Sushi Lo supper on Saturday, I turned in my bike and waited at the school for Mrs. Koda to pick me up. She came about 7:15 or… Continue reading The Journey Home
Originally published on 29 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working abroad in Japan! Today I woke up early to talk to Mom online and get to the beach one last time. Next time I talk to my family, it’ll be in the flesh!… Continue reading Futami: I Couldn’t Stay Away
Originally published on 29 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my time living and working abroad in Japan! Is it really the last day? Yes! Yes it is! The past 3 days since I got back from Tokyo have been relaxing, wonderful, and memorable. On Thursday, I turned in… Continue reading Tying Up Loose Ends
Originally published on 21 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working abroad in Japan! Hello again! Now to continue with Quick Whit’s Grand Adventure. Today I went back to Nagoya. It’s only an hour and a half trip, so I thought that’d be nice after… Continue reading Tea at the Nagoya-jo Castle
Originally published on 3 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first ever trip abroad to teach English in Japan! Hey there! I hope everyone’s had a good weekend and you’re all looking forward to July 4th! Eat something grilled and watch the fireworks for me! Yesterday’s escapade… Continue reading Ninja Museum and Ueno Castle!
Originally published on 30 June 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first ever trip abroad working in Japan! Well Hello! I hope everyone’s having a good week and you’re looking forward to the weekend! I went to Nara yesterday. It was a beautiful day, and the town was absolutely gorgeous!… Continue reading Adventures in Nara!
This Faraway Friday happens to fall on… St. Patrick’s Day! So here are 10 photos to inspire your wanderlust for the Emerald Isle! 10. Driving on the “Other Side” Unless you live in the UK, Japan, Australia, or South Africa, there is a high chance you drive on the right. Driving on the left side… Continue reading 10 Photos for Ireland