The blog post that I talked about in a previous post has been published! Head on over to to check it out. My article is titled “Scared to Death- Solo Travel to Japan”.

In the meantime, when you’re done reading my article, check out the rest of the site. It’s got great articles about everything related to Japan. Also, the guy who runs the site, Kevin, has a podcast called The Just Japan Podcast. I love listening to it every time he posts a new episode. Give it a listen!

I’m Guest Posting!

Some exciting news has hit me today. I reached out and responded to a call by Kevin from for guest contributors to write a post for his site. I’ve listened to Kevin’s podcast for a while, and his show is one of my favorites to listen to.

Kevin wrote me back and after discussing a few ideas, he told me to write about solo travel. I sent the post to him earlier this morning and just got a note from him that my post will be up on his site this weekend!

Go check out my post on his site,, this weekend. While you’re there, check out the rest of his site and his podcast too. He loves sharing about Japan and talking to people about their experiences and lives in Japan on his show. I love his show and I think you will too.

Goodbye for now- there will be a big update on the travel front soon, but I can’t say anything about it yet as its for a family member’s wedding and not everyone has been told about the wedding. I promise too write more about it once I know details and any arrangements that have already been made.

Be back soon!

My Travel Wishlist

I love to travel. That’s a fact. I can’t wait to go on my next trip- Las Vegas! My best friend and I are going to Las Vegas soon, and we couldn’t be more excited. Neither of us have ever been, so this will be a super special trip for us. We’ve planned out a lot of stuff for the trip, like the hotel and flights (duh!), and made a few reservations at a couple of restaurants. Now that it’s almost vacation time, I’m already thinking of my next trip. It also got me thinking about my travel wishlist. I have a lot of places I want to visit, but I’ve never actually put them down on paper anywhere.

So here is, my travel wishlist, the international version!

  • Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • Norway (again)
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Japan (again)
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia

I have a few places I want to travel to in the US but not nearly as many as my international list. I want to go to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Hawaii.

Anyway, do you have any suggestions on places I should visit? I’m up for suggestions. There are only a few places I will absolutely not visit, but I’ll save that for another day.