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5 Reasons to Travel Solo

  This post got me a spot on a local news channel! See the interview here: Tips for Traveling Solo in 2016! I don’t mind striking out on my own anywhere in the world. Notice I said “on my own” and not “alone.” No one is ever truly alone when they travel, even traveling solo. If… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Travel Solo

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Solo Travel: Japan

Why Japan? Because it’s beautiful, peaceful, memorable, iconic, distinctive, easy to get around, and perfect for a solo traveler! Check out my 10 Reasons to Visit Japan and start listing your travel preferences. Do you want the countryside? Consider Ise City. Prefer a world-class city experience? Definitely spend some time in Tokyo! Want old world charm? Kyoto… Continue reading Solo Travel: Japan

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10 Reasons to Visit Japan

This Faraway Friday is where it all began for me–Japan! This was my first solo trip and my first trip across an ocean. I might have been too young and dumb to be scared because I was just too excited to feel anything else! I hope if you choose to visit this beautiful, friendly country,… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Japan

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What I Ate: Iconic Eats

It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday… It’s my birthday! This year I’m celebrating with some of my favorite and most iconic “eats” around the world. When one thinks of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower… and a macaron. When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben… and fish ‘n chips.… Continue reading What I Ate: Iconic Eats

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What to Eat in Japan

If you’ve been following my series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working in Japan, you’ll definitely want to read this one! It’s a very special What I Ate Wednesday! What did I eat in three months in Japan? Basically tons and tons of raw seafood! And about a half a ton… Continue reading What to Eat in Japan

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The Journey Home

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

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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 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

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Tying Up Loose Ends

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

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Hot Springs and Black Eggs

Originally published on 27 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working abroad in Japan! On my next day in Tokyo, I got up and got to walk the dog with Mr. Fujita. That was fun. And when we got back, I got to have… Continue reading Hot Springs and Black Eggs

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Fun Times in Tokyo

Originally published on 27 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working abroad in Japan! And now I’m back from Tokyo! The train ride there was quite a feat. It took 7 1/2 hours and 4 train changes with only 3 to 8 minutes etween… Continue reading Fun Times in Tokyo