Jul 30, 2014

Jul 28, 2014

North Island New Zealand | Waiheke Island

We got up early and made breakfast in the adorable community kitchen. It was our anniversary, too, so I opened up the vault and we watched our wedding video. Lovely memories! When we finished our super fancy, gourmet meal (pb&j, apples, and oranges) we walked around the property. We saw a lot of birds, pretty trees, and Fossil Bay Vineyard, which is operated by Auckland University.

Jul 25, 2014

Fukushen Gardens

One of my "5 Summer Fun Activities" to do in Okinawa was exploring Fukushen Gardens. I'd made plans a few times that fell through due to rain, no motivation, and heat. Today I finally made it, with my friend Kacey, and it was so awesome! We had such a great time!!

Jul 21, 2014

North Island New Zealand | Auckland & Waiheke Island

We flew into Auckland for our 2nd Anniversary trip from Tokyo via Air New Zealand, direct, and landed around 7:30 am on May 25th. The flight was long, but it was so nice that there was an affordable direct flight! We, foolishly, took a cab from the airport to Sky City, leaving our bags at the airport to pick up later. Who wants to carry their suitcases around all day?! Well, after a $90NZD ride, we quickly learned that we needed to find a better way to return to the airport to gather our things.

Jul 18, 2014

Okinawa Bloggers Lunch | July

A few months ago, I came across Katie's blog and she was showing off some awesome pictures from her recent Bloggers Lunch in San Diego. It got my gears turning and I thought, "Why don't we do this in Okinawa?!" It seemed like a great way to meet people with common interests and, most importantly, gave me an excuse to have lunch at an awesome cafe!