Never Summer in Niseko… Well Almost

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. There are few things in life that I enjoy more than snowboarding. Continue reading Never Summer in Niseko… Well Almost

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The Best Doughnuts in Tokyo

I won’t call myself a doughnut connoisseur, but I’m definitely an enthusiast. I LOVE doughnuts. All confections really. But there’s just something so comforting and satisfying about a perfectly made, fluffy, sweet-but-not-too-sweet doughnut. Continue reading The Best Doughnuts in Tokyo

Bibimbap Bliss in Korea

The best place to get the best of anything is at the source. You want the best pasta? Go to Italy! You’re looking for the best pad thai? Visit Thailand! The best sushi? Duh, Japan! So it’s no surprise that the best bibimbap I’ve ever eaten, I had in Korea. Continue reading Bibimbap Bliss in Korea

Blossoms & Bubbly in Tokyo

Springtime in Japan is all about cherry blossoms. Tiny pink blooms sprout from trees sprinkled about in most streets, parks, and neighborhoods in practically every town and city. Festivals and illuminations are plentiful, and in Tokyo Midtown they celebrate the season with an enchanting viewing of sakura trees and bottles of bubbly. Continue reading Blossoms & Bubbly in Tokyo

In Full Bloom at Naka-Meguro

Cherry blossom, or sakura, season is one of the most beautiful AND popular times of year in Japan. Delicate, baby pink petals float on trees all over the country, and cities celebrate their magic with festivals and illuminations. Continue reading In Full Bloom at Naka-Meguro

Golden Waters in Taiwan

Nature is an incredible thing. It never ceases to amaze me. I witnessed these beautiful golden waters when I visited the Ruifang District of New Taipei City in Taiwan. The cascade of gold liquid is caused by the metal deposits in the old gold mine that the water flows through. The contrast of the brilliant, yellow elixir gushing through the greenery in hills is stunning. It streams all the way down the mountain to the sea, where the blonde water meets the turquoise ocean. But it doesn’t mix; the gold is on one side and blue on the other. They call it the Yingyang Sea.

While striking, this metallic water is extremely toxic. You’re not supposed to drink it or even touch it. Honestly, for me, just looking at it was more than enough. 😉