Beaches & Elephants in Thailand

After a whirlwind trip through Vietnam and Cambodia, our family arrived for a few days of relaxation in Thailand. We’d deliberately structured the trip this way, with our intense sightseeing and city-hopping packed into the start of the trip, and the final few days set aside for some pool lounging and beach bumming. It worked…

Mario Kart in Tokyo!

If it’s ever been your dream to drive through the streets of Tokyo on a go-kart, dressed as a character from a video game, this post is for you! I’d seen this in the news well before we knew we’d ever move to Japan, and thought ‘how awesome.’ Little did I know that less than…

Food Adventures in Japan

Of all the incredible things we knew our family would experience in Japan, my better half was most excited about all the wild and crazy foods we’d get to try. Sushi galore! Noodles! Things we couldn’t pronounce and couldn’t even guess! During our visit to Kamakura, we had our first food adventure. Searching for a…

Exploring the Diabutsu at Kamakura

Our first real adventure in Japan came in the form of a pseudo-field trip from our Cultural Relations class. Encouraged to get out and interact with the locals, our Japanese teachers made a few suggestions on where to go. Β For me, desperate to explore the ‘real’ Japan, the Great Buddha at Kamakura was an easy…

We moved to Japan!

In fairly epic exciting life news, this ranks right up there. A few days ago, we packed all our belongings and moved across the world to Japan for my better half’s work. It’s impossible to say how excited we are for this move. After eight years in Virginia, we were ready for a change, and…