Food around Osaka, Japan

Need to find a place to eat in Osaka? Here are restaurants broken up by regions in Osaka.  Continue Reading →

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1 day trip to Hiroshima, Japan

When the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima (広島) on August 6, 1945, the city became known worldwide for this unenviable distinction. The destructive power of the bomb was tremendous and obliterated nearly everything within a two kilometer radius.

Hiroshima is known for 3 things – its tragic history, the oysters and okonomiyaki. Hiroshima has Japan’s largest number of okonomiyaki shops serving its 100,000 residents. Continue Reading →

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Want to travel to Japan?

Planning a trip to Japan soon? Here are some basics you need to know. Continue Reading →

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Everywhere you should go in Osaka, Japan

Osaka (大阪, Ōsaka) is home to nearly 9 million people with an economy that exceeds both Hong Kong and Thailand. Osaka is known for modern architecture, shopping, nightlight and of course, delicious food. Check out the lists of things to do and eat while in Osaka.

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1 or 2 day itinerary for Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo (東京) is Japan’s capital and mixes the ultramodern with traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. There’s an unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining. Here’s a 1 or 2 day itinerary of Tokyo featuring modern Tokyo on the west side and traditional Tokyo on the east side.

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1 day itinerary for Nara, Japan

Nara is famous for all the deer that roam freely in the city parks and historic temples. It’s a compact and small town which is walkable, about 6-8 KM depending on the attractions you choose to visit. Alternatively, buses connect to all the main sights. Continue Reading →

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1 day itinerary for Kyoto, Japan

Here’s an outline of all the things to do and see in Kyoto! Two different itineraries for a 1 day trip that hits all the major spots.  Continue Reading →

Japan Onsen

Looking for an onsen in Japan?

I’m currently planning a trip to Japan and definitely want to visit an onsen (hot spring bath). Here are the locations that I’m considering going based on location and commute using the JR Pass. If you have any tips, let me know!

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29 ways to use lemon essential oil that everyone needs to know

I just purchased 100% pure lemon essential oil from Saje Wellness this weekend and I’ve been doing research on how I can use it. Turns out, it’s amazing and can do pretty much anything! Everyone should have a bottle of lemon essential oil handy.

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Highlights of 2017

Reminding myself of how blessed my life is! Appreciate everything and be thankful for all you have.

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
– Albert Einstein

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Free Things to Do in NYC

In a big city like NYC, there’s always tons of things going on. You just need to keep an eye out for free activities! Continue Reading →

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The Pennsy – Midtown, NYC

Modern, clean food court right by Penn Station in New York. I ran in here to hide from the rain. Too bad there’s no public wifi to use here.  Continue Reading →

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Jacob Restaurant – Harlem, NYC

Great food, lots of variety and we’ll priced. This place had a line up out the door for lunch at 1pm! Continue Reading →

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Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery – Lower East Side, NYC

Cute, 60’s style decorated bakery with moist and delicious cupcakes, cakes, and pudding.  Continue Reading →

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Pasticceria Rocco – West Village, NYC

I heard this was one of the only places left in NYC where the cannolis are piped fresh when ordered so the shells don’t get soggy and I had to try it! Continue Reading →

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Sushi & Roll – Surrey, BC

Sister restaurant of Sushi Garden/Sushi Town but in Surrey. I’ll definitely be back. Big space, good prices and delicious food. It can get very busy though.

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Going to NYC Museums for Free

Many museums will have admission prices listed online and on top of the cashier and it looks very official so many tourists do not question it and pay the full amount, but often, the fine print will state that it is actually “suggested general admission”. Continue Reading →

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Your NYC travel guide

Planning a trip to New York City? Here are my tips written from a Vancouver perspective and what I find unique from what we have here. Continue Reading →