Malapascua: Things To Do That Aren’t Diving

I'm not a diver.  I don't like water.  I probably won't be diving in the near future.  I mean, I even avoid snorkeling at all costs.  So I was questioned a lot about why I was on Malapascua, famous for diving with thresher sharks. Good question, everyone I met.  Good question.  I was there to…

Nara Deer Park Japan

10 Best Things To Do In Kyoto In February

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. I loved Kyoto.  I had no idea I was going to visit Japan when I left home for Taiwan.  When I first got there, I was not enjoying it.  I had planned five weeks in Taiwan and decided to…

Nara Deer Park Japan

Kyoto To Nara Deer Park: The Perfect Day Trip In Japan

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Have you ever wanted to know how to make new friends?  Look no further!  This is how you do it.  Granted, they will be deer, not people, but who doesn't want a deer…

Monkey Park Iwatayama Arashiyama Japan

Monkey See, Monkey Do: Visiting Monkey Park Iwatayama In Winter

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. After our morning in the bamboo forest of Arashiyama outside of Kyoto, it was time to go to Monkey Park Iwatayama, or Monkey Park, or Monkey Mountain, whatever you hear it called.  After…

Arashiyama bamboo forest kyoto japan

What you Need To Know About Visiting The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove In Winter

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is a Pinterest dream come true.  I remember when Pinterest first started, there were pictures of some bamboo grove all over it.  I don't know if it was this…

My First Time Alone in a Foreign Airport

I was not prepared for this heat, that’s for sure. I got off the plane, finally pulled together after hours of nerves and was ushered into the customs and immigration line with everyone else. Everything was fine. My first time traveling alone was going smooth and then I was waved forward. It was my turn.…