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 …
My old home, Minatomirai Yokohama

When I left in May of 2015, it felt like a part of me actually died. It was heartbreaking to leave behind this profound culture and all the memories attached to these places. …
Whitehorse Northern Lights

This time last year, I was making plans to see the Northern Lights in Whitehorse, Canada. My college friend and I booked a cabin in the Yukon wilderness. We were isolated in the …
zion-national-park

Ben, the creator of the travel site Travelendar, recently reached out to me to review his website. I agreed because I think his site is a creative and novel approach to trip planning. There …
Silica Hotel Blue Lagoon

Before starting school in September, I probably worked a hundred hours a week on this site. I knew I needed to reach a certain traffic threshold and I needed to implement X number of …