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As evident in my Local’s Activity Guide to Tokyo, I have spent much of my time in Japan suffering perpetual ADD and thus, seeking oddball adventures. Even as a newbie to the country at 22 years of age, most of my weekends included escapes beyond little Harima-cho. So as a follow-up to that last one, here comes "Japan Activity Guide." Now Read More

“We have 100 meters of safety rope for Death Road. So don’t fall more than that…” Biking down the Death Road in Bolivia. It sounded like a bunch of overhyped hooha or yet another venture catering to adrenaline-hungry tourists on the gringo trail. Yet, there it was on TripAdvisor as the #2 attraction in La Read More

Uyuni Fresh Coffee Stains

If you visit San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, you inevitably feel the pressure to give in and join a tour to Uyuni, Bolivia. This tops most bucket lists thanks to the renowned Uyuni salt flats, over 10,000 square kilometers and made famous through ridiculous photos on Instagram. Think optical illusions of dinosaurs, miniature humans, and Read More

Sand. Oh the places it will go. I have an unhealthy track record with the art of boarding. A long time ago in Nagano, Japan, I attempted snowboarding. I lasted for all of 30 minutes before I broke down in tears and traded in for skis. The coordination. The trapped legs. The icy plummet. F*&$ Read More

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Machismo (noun)— Having an unusually high or exaggerated sense of masculinity, including an attitude that aggression, strength, sexual prowess, power and control is the measure of someone's manliness (touché Urban Dictionary). When I was in my 20s, I had so-called balls. Big balls. The kind of reckless balls that were blatantly ignorant to all impending Read More

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Skytree/ Tokyo Tower. Harajuku girls. Conveyor belt sushi. Sumo. Robot restaurant. Have I summed up your Tokyo bucket list? Maybe it’s time to step out of the box and put down that Lonely Planet for a slightly more unique Tokyo activity guide. Writing for Tokyo’s Metropolis magazine as a Tokyo resident, I was constantly in need Read More