Feature Friday: Holiday Edition

Guys, it’s my favorite time of the year! Happy Feature Friday, and welcome to our special Holiday Edition! Snow is falling [in some areas], lights are up, and decorations can be seen all about. People are kinder, cookies are being baked, and holiday music drifts through the air. I personally don’t claim this season as my favorite because of the gifts associated, but because of the reasons listed earlier. My heart and soul literally warm with joy, and a smile spreads across my face when I get to experience any type of holiday magic. Continue reading “Feature Friday: Holiday Edition”

Osaka and Kyoto

Rounding out my Japan posts, is my post about our two day trips to Osaka and Kyoto. I wish we could have spent more time in these beautiful cities; however, I am grateful for the time that we did have! We had the opportunity to eat delicious food, experience the beautiful colors of fall, and take in the exquisite sights in the cities. Come along with me, as I share our day and pictures! If you would like the comprehensive recount of our travels, start on our Tokyo trip first! Continue reading “Osaka and Kyoto”

Takin’ on Tokyo

I couldn’t believe when the plane tickets to Japan were purchased. It was so surreal to me that I was actually flying across the world to go to my first Asian country. My travel partners – Vika, a longtime friend since middle school, and her boyfriend, Telal – were also so excited as well. We were heading to Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto! Continue reading “Takin’ on Tokyo”

Feature Friday: Meet Sage S.

Welcome back to Feature Friday! This week our guest of honor is Sage. Sage has been a lover of travel since a young age, as her family moved around quite a bit when she was a child. She’s had the opportunity to live on both the east and west coast of the United States, as well as in Europe. Now that’s she’s grown, Sage has a blog to document her numerous adventures! Let’s see what she has to share with us today: Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Sage S.”

MariCar Tour in Tokyo

Disclosure: I did receive a discounted price for promising to write a blog post about MariCar Tour; however, these are my honest opinions about my experience.

If you’re anything like me, you grew up playing Nintendo and a slew of various Mario games. You either battled opponents on Super Mario Smash Brothers, or you fought to have the highest number of stars on Mario Party, or you raced through the streets of various courses on Mario Kart. I did all three, and then some; however, in my house, it was always a battle between my brother, my sister, and I on who was the fastest racer on Mario Kart. We practiced for hours on end so we could beat the other two and claim the glory of being the speediest in the home. Mario Kart definitely stemmed some friendly competition between us three, and it grew to be a love we all shared throughout our childhood. So I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I found out I could do on a MariCar Tour while in Japan! Continue reading “MariCar Tour in Tokyo”

Photo Essay of Japan

Remember when I informed you guys that I was going to Japan? Well, it happened over Thanksgiving break! It was my first time visiting an Asian country, so I was a little nervous and anxious about what to expect. I didn’t speak or read the language. I did give Duolingo a try, but it didn’t help me out too much.  Turns out though, I had nothing to worry about. The trip went pretty smoothly, and we only got lost a handful of times! I have so many stories from our trip, but to kick off my Japan posts, I put together a photo essay of Japan to share some of my favorite pictures! Continue reading “Photo Essay of Japan”

Feature Friday: Meet Miranda K.

Happy Feature Friday everyone! This week, we have the opportunity to meet Miranda, from Wisconsin. As you may or may not know, this state is known as the cheese capital of the United States, and Miranda does indeed enjoy this delicious dairy product 🙂 As she learned the German and French languages in high school and college, her curiosity for seeing the world developed, and her love for travel grew! Now Miranda documents her adventures on her blog, and shares her journey with her readers! Miranda is taking the time to give us a snippet of her travels and her thoughts, so let’s see what she has to say: Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Miranda K.”

Feature Friday: Meet Heather H.

Welcome back to Feature Friday! Today we have the pleasure of meeting Heather! Heather is a professional photographer with her husband down in Florida. She specializes in family and couple photo sessions, and her pictures are incredible! As part of their photography business, they have incorporated a blogging element that has transitioned and grown as they’ve discovered their passion for travel. Let’s see what Heather has to share with us about her business and her blog: Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Heather H.”

Feature Friday: Meet Megan J.

Welcome back to Feature Friday! I know you’re excited to meet our guest for the week, and today we have the pleasure of getting to know a little more about Megan. Megan is a big lover of travel, and she also enjoys hiking, reading, and drinking coffee. She’s been to several different National Parks in the U.S., and has even worked at some of them! How cool is that?! Well, Megan has a lot of interesting stories to share, so keep reading to learn more! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Megan J.”

Feature Friday: Meet Danielle B.

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous week, and are looking forward to an amazing weekend. Today on our Feature Friday series, we have the pleasure of having Danielle as our guest. Danielle is a fellow travel blogger who loves sharing her passion for travel, and today she’s doing just that. Continue reading to learn more about Danielle and her travel personality! Continue reading “Feature Friday: Meet Danielle B.”