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October 2017 Month In Review

October was the month of two firsts: Drew and I cumulatively spent more hours in airplanes than any previous month in our lives (87 hours, give or take, combined). The weather in Shenzhen turned to bliss. Yes, I said...

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Kyoto: Geishas, Soba & Bamboo

Kyoto and I didn’t get off on the best foot. When we arrived in Kyoto, after an amazing trip down from Tokyo on the high speed train Japan is known for, we expected smooth sailing in this small city. Our AirBnB...

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Tokyo Is Not For Beginners

In many ways, Tokyo is exactly what I expected. I knew about the neon lights, the varied and unique cuisine, the anime culture. It was overstimulating and energetic and drowning in such good food that we’re...

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Failed and Updated: Our China Summer Bucket List

It’s about that time of year when school is starting and the weather is beginning to turn. Except here of course, where it’s still basically scorched earth and excessive sweating in public is a daily...