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 …
snow-monkeys

We plan on traveling back to Japan in December and people often ask me, is this a good time to travel to Japan? I think December is a great time to travel to …
folk inspired dresses for free spirits

Folk Inspired Dresses For Free Spirits  As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found my style changing. At times it has become far more conservative because of my age, (I’m no longer 22). But because of …
Silica Hotel Blue Lagoon

When we went to the Blue Lagoon, we were surprised to find that there was only one hotel there, the Silica Hotel. This hotel isn’t exactly cheap, but we decided to book a …
Here's the largest track we found

One of my favorite things about the Isle of Skye is the fact that it is so isolated; so of course it would have real dinosaur footprints. In some ways, you don’t even feel like …