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Hoikkaido: Ski Japan
September 16, 2015 In
One thing that has shaped me countless ways of which even I am unaware is growing up in Montana. Perhaps it made me more free spirited and wild that my adolescent years were...
Everything You Need to Conquer Mt. Fuji
July 28, 2015 In
There is a lot to know and plan for when climbing Mt. Fuji; at 12,389 feet it is the highest point in Japan. Though it doesn’t involve too much mountaineering and you don’t...
A Weekend in Seoul
June 17, 2015 In
If you’re like me, you probably hadn’t thought about South Korea much until a few years ago when the music video for Gangnam Style went viral. It makes Korea seem so crazy...
10 Best Things To Do in Sydney, Australia
May 22, 2015 In
On our recent trip to Australia, Matt and I visited the cities Melbourne and Sydney. There is much rivalry between the cities; it is your duty if you are from Melbourne to disdain...
10 Best Things To Do in Melbourne, Australia
April 24, 2015 In
On our recent trip to Australia, Matt and I were lucky enough to spend a week in Melbourne. Before we went, I had been told that I would love Melbourne, that it is an artsy,...
Jigokudani Monkey Park
January 5, 2015 In
Growing up in Montana, I’ve had my fair share of wildlife experiences. Every evening as the sun set, we watched from our kitchen as our local beaver glided down the Missouri...
December 8, 2014 In
Over the last couple decades, Japanese cuisine has gained worldwide popularity and is regarded as one of the highest forms of cuisine. In fact, with fifteen three star restaurants...
December 4, 2014 In
Recently, Matt and I visited Nagasaki in mainland Japan. The silence was deafening. Screaming of thousands of lives lost in one awful moment. When I was there, I imagined...
To Marathon or Not to Marathon
November 21, 2014 In
My husband signed up today for the Berlin Marathon. My friend Liz is signing up for the Marine Corps Marathon soon. I’ve done marathons, I could join them. I know I can do it. Should...
November 12, 2014 In
It’s 2014 and chances are if you are savvy enough to use the internet and know what a blog is (and I know you do), chances are that you’ve had sushi. Very American,...
October 30, 2014 In
If you listen closely you can hear Rihanna drop the name of a Japanese city in one of her songs. Kyoto. Countless artists, politicians, and media personalities constantly...
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