Exploring Tokyo on Foot

Exploring Tokyo on Foot

I have learned that the swiftest traveller is he that goes afoot. – Walden, Thoreau Blaine and I are big fans of exploring cities on foot. What better way to absorb the small details and surprises a city holds? In Tokyo, meandering from ward to ward is particularly satisfying because it’s the only way to find […]

New Year, New Focus

New Year, New Focus

I’m an optimistic person, but lately as I’ve been slogging through the murky pit of job hunting I find myself less inclined to be positive. Starting a new year has helped. A refreshing tabula rasa. Can you imagine if we didn’t mark time and it just became a forward unorganized march? I’ve spent the past […]

24 Hours in Tokyo

24 Hours in Tokyo

  Find both zen and merriment in one of the world’s largest metropolises.   9am  Cronuts and Shrines Start your morning in Harajuku along Omotesando Dori with the creators of the cronut at Dominique Ansel Bakery. The bakery’s bright and white interior emphasizes the colorful, elegant sweets on display. Here sweet and savory treats abound. […]

Turquoise Waters and Secluded Beaches: A Journey Through Big Sur

Turquoise Waters and Secluded Beaches: A Journey Through Big Sur

Come to Big Sur to relax and be surrounded by nature. The epic views from Highway 1 have remained largely unchanged since the beginning of time. They are poetic scenes preserved in all their wild beauty for us to enjoy. Blaine and I grew up in Colorado, and the mountain town culture will always be a part […]

Where to Eat in Ginza

Where to Eat in Ginza

Matsuya and Mitsukoshi Depachika Depachika are indoor markets abundant in sake, seafood, and chocolate located in the lower levels of most major Japanese department stores. Each time I explore a new depachika, I feel a bit like Charlie when he first steps into the chocolate factory. On one floor, decadent chocolates and Japanese sweets are […]

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