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Why It’s OK to Be a Tourist

It’s Motivation Monday! And I’m about to make some “travelers” very mad. As a travel blogger, I try to read other travel blogs to keep up-to-date and perhaps find some travel tips or inspiration. But lately I’ve been read more articles that “tourist shame” the less experienced or those who opt for comfortable walking shoes… Continue reading Why It’s OK to Be a Tourist

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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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6 Things that Happen to Travelers

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! Let’s be practical for a minute. We all know I LOVE to travel, but I’ll be completely honest, there are some uncomfortable and less than convenient parts to traveling. Travel is awesome, fulfilling, and I would not trade my travels for almost anything, but here are some things to remember when… Continue reading 6 Things that Happen to Travelers

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Is Solo Travel Selfish?

This Travel Tip Tuesday, We’re taking on an issue that lots of travelers–and those who love us–face from people in our lives. Are travelers, especially solo travelers, just selfish? I believe solo travelers are wise, confident, organized, responsible, and believe it or not, they tend to be less selfish and more thoughtful than your regular person.… Continue reading Is Solo Travel Selfish?

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Tea at the Nagoya-jo Castle

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

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Shingu Shrine

Originally published on 21 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first summer abroad while living and working in Japan! Well hello! I hope everyone’s had a good week. Let me know what you’re up to! Yesterday I went to the Shingu Shrine at the recommendation of the… Continue reading Shingu Shrine

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The End is Near; I’m Making Plans!

  Well hello! I hope everyone’s having a great week. Mine’s been pretty good so far… and tomorrow (Friday) is my last day of work! Hooray! So Monday was a good day. My break time got changed, so that was a little annoying, but Yuri was in a good mood, so that made the whole day seem better.… Continue reading The End is Near; I’m Making Plans!

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Working Girl in Ise City

Originally published on 5 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! Hello! I hope everyone’s had a wonderful 4th of July. I celebrated here in Japan by wearing my Braves t-shirt and some star socks my family sent to… Continue reading Working Girl in Ise City

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Ninja Museum and Ueno 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!

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How to Outsmart the Pickpocket

Pickpockets are a fact of travel. They prey on travelers and tourists alike, and while they may work in teams or on their own, it only takes one pickpocket experience to ruin your whole trip. But never fear! I’m here to give you some tips on how exactly to outsmart that pickpocket. This week we’re… Continue reading How to Outsmart the Pickpocket