Evenings in Kyoto’s Gion

Kyoto after dark.

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Japan in the Time of Cherry Blossoms

It’s been over a month since I returned from the “Far East.” Yes, it has taken me that long to recover, return to normal life, and prepare to tell you my stories. The greatest challenge has been how to write about Japan. My previous trips have been fairly straightforward–since we usually visit a few countries at a time, I basically…

Trip Alert: Japan!

Guys, I’m breaking one of my cardinal travel rules: avoid traveling somewhere during peak season, because everything is more expensive and crowded. I will be traveling to Japan in the spring. Yes, during that most amazing and popular season, when the sakura (cherry blossoms) are blooming.

Fun Santa Fe Finds

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a quirky, artsy town. Here are some of the cool things we found on our girls’ getaway weekend in the area. Canyon Road One of Santa Fe’s claims to fame is its art community. Canyon Road showcases dozens of galleries, as well as boutiques and restaurants. Even if you’re not too…