Travel

What I Ate in Tokyo

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Today I’m sharing a video about my last 24-hours in Tokyo at the end of September this year, specifically my adventures with my friend Noriko to find some delicious food to till our bellies with.  Our best meal, actually one of my favorite meals of 2017, was at Hidamari Cafe, a little macrobiotic restaurant in […]

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Vegan Garden Island Hot Chocolate, a Souvenir from Kauai, Hawaii

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Merry Christmas my friends!  It has been frigid here and I’ve been craving hot chocolate and herbal tea to keep me warm from the inside out.  I figured this called for sharing a recipe that I brought home this summer from a trip to the island of Kauai, for vegan hot chocolate from Garden Island […]

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Exploring Hakodate, Japan

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Sponsored by the JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization). Hakodate, Japan Like all of the places we visited on this trip, I kept wishing I had weeks more time in Hakodate because we only had time to scratch the surface on everything that there was to see and do (and eat!).  We caught a shinkansen (a bullet […]

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Exploring Hachinohe, Japan

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Sponsored by the JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization). Hachinohe, Japan Before leaving Aomori Prefecture, we made a quick stop in Hachinohe, Japan.  Hachinohe is the second largest city in Aomori Prefecture and sits on the southeast coast of Aomori Prefecture, facing the Pacific Ocean.  Hachinohe was one of the cities hit by the March 2011 tsunami, which […]

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Exploring the Oirase Gorge & Lake Towada, Japan

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Sponsored by the JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization). Towada, Japan The next stop on my Japan adventure was to the city of Towada which sits in the foothills of the Hakkoda mountains in Aomori Prefecture.  The city includes part of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.  First stop on […]

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Exploring Aomori, Japan

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I returned a couple of weeks ago from a dream trip to Japan, sponsored by the JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization).  You all know that Japan is my happy place, so to be asked to go and explore a new (to me) part of Japan so that I could share it with you? Yes please, […]

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Fall Issue of Twist Travel Magazine—Bento Tips!

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Do you have any fun fall trips planned?  This fall I am mostly planning trips in my head.  We are in the middle of building a house and are down to the last few weeks, so leaving town isn’t a very good idea!  Whether you’ve got a trip planned or not, the fall issue of […]

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Tofu “Spam” Musubi

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One of the things that I love about traveling is how it influences my cooking.  I came home from our trip to Maui with a sheet of paper filled with recipe ideas.  I’ve already shared my Papaya Rawnola Bowl recipe with you, but there are more coming!  Today I’m sharing my recipe for Tofu “Spam” […]

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How to Pack a Kid’s Travel Pack

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We have been traveling internationally and nationally with kids since Squirrel was 3 months old . . . so just a little over nine years.  Nine years ago in March we took our first trip with Squirrel.  We traveled from Tokyo to Memphis, then from Memphis to Salt Lake City, then back to Tokyo.  Since […]

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Babi Guling (Roast Suckling Pig) at Ibu Oka—Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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One of my favorite days of 2015 also included one of my favorite meals.  It was at the end of May when Mr. Fuji, my sister-in-law Ms. K, and I were in Bali, Indonesia.  We spent the day exploring temples, visiting a local market, hiking up rice terraces, and watching the sun set over rice […]

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