Travel

Japanese Nonfluency

Coming to terms with knowing Spanish better than Japanese was embarrassing yet indicative of the uniqueness of Japanese American culture.

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World Travel is the Most Worthwhile Activity a Human Being Can Do

You should travel as far and as wide as possible. It's the only way to taste the fullness of life.

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Tips and Mishaps from my Trip to Japan

The last time I was in Japan, “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga was charting, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 had just hit theatres, and infinity scarves and hair feathers were in. These are my tips and mishaps on my first trip to Japan in over a decade!

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A Minimalist Packing Guide to a Week in Japan

If you are like me (or me previously) and have a compulsory need to pack 5 pairs of shoes for a 3 day trip and you want to change, then this article might be the one for you. Here’s my guide to going from a 50 lb check in bag to a 17 lb backpack for my 7-day Japan trip and all the options I had to consider.

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Japan Survival Guide for the Non-Fluent Speaker

What I did, and how I traveled through Japan knowing a limited amount of Japanese.

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Home Sweet Japan

Japan's been a second home for me, a place of comfort and familiarity. But I know this won't last.

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Are Hostels For You?

It’s really just a matter of what you’re prioritizing on a trip, and if it’s meeting people and going out, then there really is no substitute for a hostel. This experience instilled confidence in accommodations for backpacking travelers and in my own abilities to deal with new situations and environments.

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Where to Find the Best Veganized Japanese Food in Japan

Being vegan in Japan can seem daunting, but with the recent popularity of plant-based cuisine across the major cities, it can be easy to find filling and tasty vegan meals!

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