My parents and I spent 5 days exploring Kyoto and the surrounding area. Here are some of the highlights! Day 2 Ginkaku-Ji Temple (silver pavilion) Path of Philosophy A lovely temple full of Camellias Eikando Temple Omlette rice at a Mom & Pop restaurant for lunch Nanzenji Temple Green Tea and Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream… Continue reading Edu-Ventures in Kyoto
Let me count the ways… 1. Passport photos- Realize you need passport photos at 9pm the night before your flight? 7-11 can print them for 200¥ (about $2) 2. Bill Pay- Need to pay your gas and electric bill on a Sunday night ? 7-11 can do that 3. Tools – Need a tiny Phillips… Continue reading Japanese Convenience Stores How I love 💕 thee!
I fell in love with Vietnam from the beginning. The amazing level of service at my hotel, the friendly people, and the delicious food won me over. I’m already thinking of all the places I want to see on my 2nd trip to Vietnam! Things that surprised me: -There a ton of tourists from all… Continue reading Eduventures in Vietnam 🇻🇳
I read several “top” lists of Tokyo’s Winter Illuminations before embarking on my own quest to see as many as possible. I have given the 2018/2019 illuminations my own ranking… keep reading to see my very favorite! #3. Omotesando – I love this street of white lights, but can’t seem to find my photos
Another blog I read challenged people to make a list of positive things saving your life right now in the middle of winter. I love making lists and trying to be more positive so here it goes… Sunny Winter Days– Tokyo is fantastic in January! Most days have clearly sunny skies despite the cold &… Continue reading What is Saving my Life Right Now
I have read a LOT of blogs and Pinterest pages, people watched at the airport, and talked to other travel minded friends. Here are my top take aways for a packing the perfect carry on! First you need the perfect tote– anything that zips closed and fits on your shoulder will do. My favorite is… Continue reading Packing the Perfect Carry-On
Best and Worst Reads of 2018 Over the last year I have been working on 3 different reading challenges. I set my personal 10-12 goal books at the beginning of each school year. I always tried to include at least 1 nonfiction, 1 something spiritual, 1 new author, and 2-3 new books by favorite authors.… Continue reading I’d Rather Be Reading