Cherry Blossom Photo Diary // Brittany from Boston

Cherry Blossom Photo Diary

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Cherry blossom season, also known as sakura, is the most beautiful time of year to visit Asia! When I was in South Korea and Japan at this time last year I filled my camera with photos of the cherry blossoms and ran around in search of ever more photogenic blooms. These small pink and white […]

Capsule Hotels: What to Expect // Brittany from Boston

Capsule Hotels: What to Expect

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One of the experiences I was most eager to try in Tokyo was staying at a capsule hotel. I know, I know, there are far more culturally unique and interesting things to experience in Japan. But something about the idea of staying in a micro-hotel modeled after a first-class cabin in a high-end airplane just […]

The Best Places to Travel in Autumn // Brittany from Boston

The Best Places to Travel in Autumn

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Without a doubt, autumn is my favorite season! It’s the most beautiful time of year when the foliage turns color and we make the descent from summer to winter. Growing up in Boston, I have been thoroughly spoiled with a lifetime of beautiful autumns, but it occurs to me that autumn is also beautiful in […]

Tokyo Travel Guide // Brittany from Boston

Tokyo Travel Guide

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Tokyo is one of the most popular destinations in Asia! It’s massive and overwhelming and exciting. The culture is strikingly different from western countries and is uniquely Japanese. In this city, logic and reason and efficiency are king. But innovation and entertainment are certainly not compromised. If you want to know what it’s all about […]

Top 25 Things To Do in Tokyo // Brittany from Boston

Top 25 Things To Do in Tokyo

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Oh Tokyo, where do I start?! There is SO MUCH to do in this crazy big exciting city! You seriously do not want to miss out on this action. I just spent two glorious weeks exploring everything Tokyo has to offer (okay maybe not everything but a lot of it!). So I want to share […]

Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony in Tokyo // Brittany from Boston

Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony in Tokyo

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Arriving at the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, I remove my shoes and follow the kimono-donned host into a room bound by paper walls. I take my spot to kneel, and genuflect when the tea master enters the room. There’s a serene quiet in the air, it weighs down on me and forces my mind to […]