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How To Spend Two Weeks In Japan

October 13, 2017
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You could probably spend about a month in Japan and still not get to see everything. The country is filled with so many wonderful places that it’s hard to squeeze them all in. When I visited, I spent two weeks exploring. During those two weeks in Japan I just scratched the surface. In fourteen days I traveled to five different cities. I did touristy things and I wandered around the streets getting lost (which is the best way to see…

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Two weeks in Taiwan

October 9, 2017

I just got back from two weeks in Taiwan with the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. And it was a trip that left me feeling a lot of different emotions. I was happy to explore a new country, one that hadn’t been on my radar before this opportunity presented itself. I was also excited to get back to Asia. But, I like to be as real as possible with you. I did feel a bit isolated because of the language barrier and…

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The Best Murals In Taipei

October 6, 2017
murals in taipei

One of the first things that I do when I decide on a new destination is figure out whether or not I’m going to get my fill of street art. When I found out I was going to be in Taiwan for two weeks, and Taipei for a large majority of that, I knew I needed to scope it out. I spent hours on google and Pinterest, but unfortunately, I was unable to find much. Luckily, one of my favorite things…

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4 Things To Do In Taichung, Taiwan

October 2, 2017

Another city that shouldn’t be missed during your time in Taiwan is Taichung. It’s an easy trip from Taipei — in fact, it’s only about an hour and ten minutes on the high-speed rail! I was in Taichung for two full days, but you can easily tackle everything in a day if you don’t have that much time in Taiwan! So without further ado, here are four things you should do in Taichung! Four Things To Do In Taichung Visit…

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48 Hours In Hualien

September 29, 2017
hualien

Taiwan has been such a cool place to explore. It’s one of those places that was never really on the top of my bucket list, but I am so glad that I received the opportunity to visit! Thanks to the Taiwan Tourism Board, I hopped on a plane and headed to Taiwan for two weeks. And one of my stops in the country was Hualien. When I first found out I was going to be visiting Taiwan, one of the…

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What To Do In Kyoto

September 28, 2016
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Kyoto was incredible. It was one of those places that is just so magical that you don’t know what to do. There is so much to see in the city that was the Japanese capital for over 1000 years. There is a lot of history there and gorgeous sights to see. You could probably spend an entire week exploring the city. What To Do In Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine Arrive early. Because the shrine is open 24/7,  you can get…

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6 Things To Do In Osaka

September 26, 2016
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When we took the bullet train from Hakone to Osaka we figured a lot more people would be getting off at our stop. But, it turned out that most travelers disembarked in Kyoto (which is only about 20 minutes away). If there is one thing I can say about Osaka is that the train is super easy to use there. We stayed a little bit out of the city center, but it was so simple to get in. It was…

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One Day In Kobe

September 23, 2016
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If you plan to go to Osaka during your trip to Japan, be sure to hop on the train to Kobe for the day. It’s only a 40 minute ride from the Shin-Osaka Station and it’s well worth the time. If you have the JR Pass, you can use that to get there. There is so much to see in Kobe and there is one thing you must eat. The highlight of my trip to Kobe: Kobe Beef. I have never…

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Why You Should Go To Hakone

September 19, 2016
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Most people think of visiting Tokyo or Kyoto when they plan a trip to Japan. Hakone isn’t generally on the top of people’s lists, but it should be. The mountainside town is just a short hour and a half train ride away from Tokyo. You can catch the train from the Shinjuku station. The train is called the “Romance Car” and its an express train to Hakone – if you have the JR Railpass, this train is not a part…

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How To Spend A Quick Trip To Tokyo

September 14, 2016
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If you’ve been around here before, you know that I’m all about being transparent with my readers. With that being said, I have mixed feelings about Tokyo. I’m not sure what I was expecting from the famed Japanese city, but I just thought it was a little bit overrated. (It may have to do with the fact that I was there during a typhoon so I lost an entire day while there). Still, there were a ton of really great…

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