The Best Day in Karuizawa, Japan

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo for a day or two, there are plenty of amazing towns within 2 hours of Tokyo. One of my favorite day trips outside of Tokyo is the town, Karuizawa. It’s about a 1 and a half hour train ride from Tokyo Station. In the past, Karuizawa visitors was limited to wealthy families that could afford a summer home in the area. Due to the higher elevation and mountain terrain, Karuizawa stays much cooler than Tokyo. Today, many people visit during summer and winter to experience all of the activities the area has to offer. I had the pleasure of…(read more)


A Day at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka

If you’ve never been to Japan, then just stop everything right now and go! I’m joking…but it should definitely be on your bucket list. Japan is an amazing country that is completely different from anywhere you’ve ever been before. The first time I went to Japan as an adult, I lived there for 5 months and it blew my mind. It was totally different from what I had imagined. I have so much to say about Japan, but this post is about Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Dare I say it’s better than the Orlando and Hollywood locations? Let’s just say it’s different. In the process of doing research for…(read more)