Tips for Japan Travel

When I tell folks I went back home to Japan recently, they shower me with compliments about how I'm so lucky to call a beautiful country home and how they desperately want to go someday. And quite frankly, they're not wrong. Japan is a beautiful country, packed with cuisine, culture, and history. While I've been …

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Mt. Rainier

A delayed reflection on my brief camping trip spent in awe of her presence. Her = Mt. Rainier. As a Washington-raised child, it felt very silly to have never been near Mt. Rainier until my 20th year around the sun. This summer, my family and I made it a point to finally go camping altogether. …

Hello & Goodbye’s

Enjoy these Hello/Goodbye snapshots and their stories. Hello to Fremont & Goodbye to my Birkenstocks I visited good ol' Fremont on Wednesday to go to Dave Page and get my Birkenstocks repaired. Hopping onto a bus outside my regular transit route and breathe in air from a different neighborhood was reviving. Hello Sunlight & Goodbye to Reina …

Travel Desires

I go through extreme points between wanting to stay put in one spot forever, and hopping onto a plane and going anywhere. The whole month of March has been spent watching travel vlogs and videos of people living in other countries, pulling me into a strong crave to get off at a random bus spot, …