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Saaaaay what?! I got guilt tripped by all of y’all so this is what you get…

All Aboard the Struggle Bus

That would be me. Yes, I am currently on the struggle bus because what most people don’t tell you about long-term travel is that it is no joke and it’s really, really hard. It’s both mentally and physically draining and exhausting in so many ways I did not/could not prepare myself for. It’s the saying…

Holy Culture Shock Batman: Welcome to Vietnam

I fear this blog is going to be jumping all over the place, but I just write with where I am in the moment and what I am feeling, so I am going to try to cover my explorations in Vietnam and know I will be getting back to Okinawa and New Zealand soon. Vietnam…

Trials, tribulations, and joys of long-term travel

Today I am taking a slight departure from my usual travel blogging of places I have been to and talking about the touchy feely stuff 😊. I am sure some will love and others will not, but this is me and my blog so buckle up. I can’t believe that this is my last day…

Ishigaki, Taketomi, and Kuroshima islands

I have always wanted to visit Okinawa and the other southern islands, but due to their very southern location and not the cheapest flights, I had yet to get down there. Since I was covering places in Japan that I had always wanted to go to but hadn’t, I decided now was the time to…

Hiroshima

Wow I am so behind on blogging for numerous reasons🙈. One, I have been having an amaaaaazing time in New Zealand and moving from one place to the next pretty much everyday or every other day. I have been spending a ton of time on the Stray bus which is a hop on/hop off bus…

Deer City aka Nara

So in my previous blog I mentioned a kickass LA chick (Laci) that was my hostel roomie that I really had fun with. She is gorgeous, a spitfire, sarcastic, and has a dry sense of humor which I completely respect and love. We didn’t have all that much time together as she was getting ready…

Be still my heart…Kyoto 💗💗💗

Ahhh Kyoto, be still my heart 😍😍💗💗. Time and time again I return to this truly magical town and each time I fall deeper and deeper in love with it. The old marries with the new, intertwined in a way I have never seen or felt in any other place I have ever visited.  I…

No ketchup for you! 

I left everything behind and set off on this worldly adventure exactly four weeks ago. On one hand, it literally does feel like time is flying by, but on the other it feels like my life in Portland is many months behind me, if not a lifetime ago. Which sounds super strange to say and…

I freaking love Japan 🍣🍣

It’s so easy to fall in love with Japan all over again and I feel like I do more so each time I return. I have been adding little notes here and there to things that either make me smile, laugh out loud, or just shake my head in wonder. That isn’t to say everything…