Things to do in Hong Kong

Heading to Hong Kong? Here’s a list of things you should check out!  Continue Reading →

Travelling between Macau & Hong Kong

Just an hour ferry ride away, Macau and Hong Kong have a lot of interesting differences. Macau’s main draw for tourists are the big casinos and hotels but it also has interesting historical sights. Continue Reading →

Day trip to Arima Onsen, Japan

Arima Onsen (有馬温泉) is a famous hot spring town within the city limits of Kobe. The town lies in a natural mountain setting, yet is close enough for Kobe and Osaka residents as an easy and popular day trip or weekend getaway. Continue Reading →

1 day itinerary to Kobe, Japan

Kobe (神戸, Kōbe) is know for their world famous local brand of marbled wagyu meat. Here are the things to do and see for a day trip!

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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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Things to do in 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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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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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 →

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Tips for moving to New York

Thanks to a whole lot of people in my network, giving me great advice on moving to New York, I decided to put together a blog post with everything I learned to pass it on! Continue Reading →

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My AIESEC Internship in New York!

Thought I’d share some my experience in moving abroad to work in New York for 6 months in 2014!  Continue Reading →

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I’M MOVING TO NEW YORK!

Errr, what, me? Moving to New York City, all by myself? I don’t know if I can handle it… I think most people would jump at the chance to move to New York, but for me it came with a lot of hesitation and anxiety. I’ve never been an adventure seeker and never considered moving anywhere outside of Vancouver for most of my life so the idea of leaving my friends, family, possessions, and everything I’m accustomed to was scary. I was scared to accept the job offer, but equally scared to miss out on this opportunity. But with the support and encouragement from the people I loved, of course I said yes! Continue Reading →

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Aloha Hawaii: Aulani: Disney Resort & Spa Review

A family friend was attending a conference at the hotel with one night’s stay so I was lucky enough to tag along and enjoy the resort. My experience at Aulani was good but it didn’t have the Disney feel that I was expecting.

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