How to become fluent in Japanese

  Mastering fluency in any language is an elusive concept because fluency is a relative term. What exactly does it mean to be fluent? Fluency is a spectrum so saying one is fluent in …
Bali Indonesia

(Just a warning this short story is quite lengthy)  Day 2 in Bali It’s 10:30 at night and I’m sitting outside of my dimly lit Balinese villa on a wooden patio overlooking the …
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Singapore is tied for my favorite country for various reasons but one of which has to do with the fact that it cares about preserving nature in the city. Once a jungle, Singapore has …
Airport

As the summer begins, I’ve found myself planning a trip towards the end of July and in need of a spot to park my car for the short term of about ten days. Parking …
I spend all my time now studying at my kitchen table

I used to be one of those people who believed that free will determined everything. Whenever I heard someone say “everything happens for a reason,” I’d roll my eyes and secretly judge them …
Andrew McMahon House of Blues Boston 2017

There are few people in this world that I admire more than Andrew McMahon. I’ve had what seems to be a lifelong crush on Brandon Flowers (who doesn’t??), but that’s different. I genuinely …
Tokyo

As some people have noticed though messages I’ve received recently, my blog has been a little quiet yet not quite abandoned. This was not really my intention, but there have been several big …
Park Hyatt Locker Room, via http://bit.ly/2hvw5zR

Is the Park Hyatt Tokyo worth it? It’s not exactly cheap, but here is why I think it’s worth every single penny. When most people think of hotels in Tokyo, they think of …
Ryoan-ji Temple

I woke up this morning with warm sunlight filtering through the bamboo window above my bed. I think waking up to natural sunlight is one of the most underrated pleasures in life. Last …

I created this blog/website as a both a personal project and information source based upon all the traveling I did over the last few years. There’s something exciting about strategizing well-written articles on …