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Japanese islands COVER

When most travelers imagine fleeing to one of the Japanese islands, they turn to Okinawa. Or at least to a paradise island they imagine is Okinawa— one without military bases, horrendously slow traffic, and wary locals. But as lovely as the fringe islands surrounding Okinawa are, they are distant from the mainland. Often expensive to Read More

Rabbit Island Japan cover

“On your free day, would you mind checking out Rabbit Island?” One week into my business trip to Japan and I had an objective that I was more than willing to tackle: surround myself with fluffy bunnies and report back what happened. Gladly. Seriously gladly. https://youtu.be/rKDbG2VnTP4 Rabbit Island, also known as Okunoshima, is just one Read More

Kyoto without tourists cover

I have found myself back in Japan once more. This time on business with a new, more permanent job. And this time starting in the ever popular city of Kyoto. It’s never been my favorite and I’ve avoided endorsing it— this ancient capital filled to the brim with 1600 temples and shrines and approximately 50 Read More

Downeast Cider House Boston

“Happy hours are illegal in Boston…” Ah the perils of moving to a new city and discovering its unfortunate quirks. After living in Japan and Colombia— two countries without open container laws— the curbing of wild debauchery will take some getting used to. But fair enough, Boston sort of has a history (hiccup, let’s throw Read More

abandoned places cover

“You have to hike up about 30 minutes to get there,” said our car driver outside Beijing. “And never mind the 'No Trespassing’ sign. We won’t get caught…” I'd like to set the record straight: I am an urban explorer. This means that in my free time, I like to sneak or climb into abandoned Read More

Cuba cover

I visited Cuba in 2014 when Americans were technically restricted from going unless on a "people-to-people" trip or something else official. I was not on either but had prepared enough to successfully enter and exit the country under an illegal veil of disguise. With Cuban cigars, a cigar box, and a very loud vintage Cuban Read More

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