Jan 28, 2015

Wanderlust Wednesday



This photo didn't make it into my blog post about Jigokudani Yaen-koen, but it's so "National Geographic" that I couldn't leave it out! One word... Ouch!!




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Jan 26, 2015

Holiday Trip to Mainland Japan: Jigokudani Yaen-koen (aka Snow Monkey Park)


On Christmas morning, Mark and I woke up early to pack our gear and head to Nagano to see the snow monkeys! This was a HUGE "Japan Bucket List" item of mine... so you can imagine my excitement!! We decided against a tour for two reasons (1) it was expensive and (2) the tour brought us back to Hakuba and we wanted to continue on towards Tokyo, instead.

Jan 23, 2015

Okinawa Food Flea

 
Back in July, I heard about the very first Okinawa Food Flea via Facebook that was approaching in August. It looked like a fun event full of local cafes and artisan shops, which basically sums up everything I love about Okinawa so I knew I had to check it out!

Jan 12, 2015

Holiday Trip to Mainland Japan: Hakuba


Mark and I headed to our first stop, Hakuba, on a Sunday via Jetstar. We flew into Narita and, immediately, bought a bus ticket to Shinjuku Station. We'd bought a bus ticket straight to Hakuba from that station through Willer Express and it left at 7:00 pm with an arrival time of midnight. Our flight landed at 3-ish, which gave us just enough time to grab dinner and jump on the bus.

Jan 9, 2015

CC's Chicken and Waffles


A new, feel-good restaurant just opened on the Sunabe Seawall and you're not going to want to miss out on the delicious eats! CC's Chicken & Waffles is owned by Cody, an American who relocated to Okinawa to be with his wife and start a fresh, new life together.