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
Today I took a short but wonderful visit to the east gardens of the Imperial Palace here in Tokyo. There were just a few leaves starting to change color but the landscaping was beautiful!
I’m already making mental plans for my next trip to Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands. Here are my Ishigaki top 5 ( in honor of being in my 35th country on my 35th birthday)! 5. Blue Seal ice cream- preferably in the salt cookie flavor 4. 60 minute relaxing massage (that was on special for… Continue reading Edu-Ventures on Ishigaki
Hooray for Fall Break! I was in desperate need of an escape from the concrete jungle and some friendship. My days in Okinawa were full of nature & fellowship! Bethany and I lived on the same hall during our Freshman year at Harding, but we haven’t seen each other since I graduated (insert “It’s a… Continue reading Edu-Ventures in Okinawa
I am discovering that the Japanese have embraced Fall & Halloween, but their ideas about Fall flavors are a little bit different. You can see the “Fall” Kit-Kat flavors include chestnut and cranberry almond. Starbucks has been introducing a new fall drink every 3 weeks. Flavors so far have included the pear Frappuccino and the… Continue reading Fall Flavors- Japan Style