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

road trip cover

For the last four days, I have been sitting on my ass. On a road trip across the U.S. There’s been rainstorms and monotonous landscape. Road rage and lessons on driving manual (success!) All the while, immobile and rapidly gaining weight despite all best intentions. We had finished with our one joyful objective of the Read More

A lovely wedding in Bozeman, Montana. The obligation of driving the newlywed’s car back to Boston on a short timeline. A shit ton of time with your significant other (read about the 10 Commandments of traveling with your partner). What do you do with your time in order to make the roadtrip worthwhile (besides stop Read More

travel horror stories

As I climb upward on that rollercoaster known as “reverse culture shock”— yay honeymoon phase!— I can’t help but consider life. Things are about to get permanent. Real permanent. I nabbed a job. We secured an apartment in downtown Boston. Future life is on our minds and for the most part— besides a work trip Read More

15 things to do in Tokyo

Welp, here I am saying sayonara to Tokyo once more. It’s been a fabulously busy month with a group of high schoolers I led here on a study abroad program. We visited a bunch of my old digs and even discovered a few new ones. I always love sharing my personal favorite spots, activities, and Read More

Hokkaido flower field cover

For some odd reason, I keep ending up in bloody Hokkaido, Japan’s most northern island. It happens to have the lowest population density and one of the least visited by tourists (sans an influx of Chinese visitors, drawn here by Chinese Hollywood. To say the least, it's creating some tension). Yet here I am once again. Two years ago Read More

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