Things to do in Tokyo

Recently, a friend with an upcoming trip to Tokyo reached out to me for itinerary suggestions. I was more than happy to oblige because Tokyo is one of my favorite places to explore. The first time I visited Tokyo was for a study abroad program at Sophia University. Last November, I returned to Japan with […]

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Chichen Itza, A Slice of the Mayan World

In the last week of April, I took a tour from Cozumel to the Yucatán peninsula to visit the ancient Mayan archaeological site, Chichen Itza. Even though each way took three hours because of a ferry ride to the mainland and a shuttle service, it was well worth it.  Chichen Itza (At the edge of the […]

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Things to do in Kyoto, Japan

During my 8 day adventure through Japan, I explored Kyoto for three days in early November. Three days was not enough time. The city instilled me with a desire to return one day and visit more of it’s ancient sites. Fushimi Inari is a Shinto shrine is dedicated to Inari, the god of rice. There […]

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Lake Ashi and Hakone’s Hot Springs

Staying in a ryoukan (a traditional Japanese inn with an outdoor hotspring) has been at the top of my bucket list for a while, especially since I endeavored in a lot of anime and manga as a child. Last November, I made my second trip to Japan and made sure to include this experience. Before […]

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Top 10 Sights in Scotland

Did you know that in 2017 Scotland was voted the most beautiful country according to Rough Guides? While it’s no secret that I lived in Glasgow to complete my postgraduate studies  – Scotland quickly became ‘a home away from home.’ During my year as an expat, I was fortunate to explore much of this country. I […]

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Winter at Niagara Falls

Due to February’s holiday weekend, my boyfriend and I decided to cross a popular tourist destination off of our bucket lists – Niagara Falls, Ontario. Apart from going to Niagara Falls, I was really interested in visiting once I learned that Ontario has an expansive wine trail in the Lake District. The drive took approximately […]

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