travel

Exploring Hakodate, Japan

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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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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Twist Travel Magazine!

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If you’ve read LFM for any length of time you’ve probably figured out how much we love to travel.  In fact, our next trip is a family trip to Maui and then Mr. Fuji and I are heading to Mexico this summer to celebrate (belatedly) both Mr. Fuji’s 40th birthday and our 15 year wedding […]

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Road Trip Granola

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The girls and I are currently on the road.  Mr. Fuji went to Japan on a business trip, so the Fujilings and I decided to go and have our own adventure instead of sitting around at home!  We drove 916 miles from our house to Wenatchee, Washington (in north-central Washington) to visit my brother for […]

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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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Pemulan Bali Balinese Farm Cooking School, Bali—Take a cooking class next time you travel!

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If you want to come away from visiting a new place with a better understanding of the history and culture of that place, take a cooking class.  When doing your research, look at reviews and how long the school has been in business, but also take into consideration what you are looking to get out […]

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Pillow Talk—Friday Pie-Day

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It’s Friday Pie-Day!  Friday is turning into my favorite day of the week because, well, pie! Today’s pie isn’t actually a pie I have tasted, but it’s on my wish list.

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