Home from Taiwan

Last night we got back from Taiwan. Reunited with our beast Quinn and passed out. The trip was fantastic. Taipei is an excellent city, filled with so much stuff to see and do. I wish we had more time. Taipei has to be one of the coolest places I have ever visited. It has this …

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Off to Taipei

In a few hours, the Judy and I will be hopping on a Vanilla Air flight from Tokyo to Taipei. I'm pretty excited. Exploring new places is one of my favorite things to do. The best thing about this trip is that we are going from Japan to Taiwan. Living in Japan is already an …

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Temple Hopping in Kamakura

alexshrine2.jpgJudy took me on a fantastic hike through Kamakura this weekend. The weather was cold and the air crisp. We visited several Temples and Shrines along the way. It was a great day. Check out her fantastic pictures and write up.

Adventurous Abroad

One of the perks of not having a regular 9-5 while being here in Japan is that I have lots of time to scope out new hiking trails, places to eat, and do extensive research for upcoming travel or events.When my husband is off on the weekends, I am able to share my new discoveries with him and play tour guide… kinda.

This weekend I wanted to share the Daibutsu Hiking Course with him, so Saturday morning we hopped on the train and headed to Kamakura. (You can see a map of the trail and get detailed directions from the Kita Kamakura Station to the trail head here.)

There were a few shrines and temples in the area that I had not yet visited, or didn’t get a chance to explore the other day on our hike.

Off of the East exit of the Kita Kamakura Station is Engakuji

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A quick trip to California

Last week I went to Narita Airport in Tokyo and took a 5,000 mile 10 hour flight to San Diego where I spent the week on Camp Pendleton getting some excellent training  and certification. The best part was that I got to shoot up to Long Beach to catch up with friends and family. California …

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