Stumbling Into the Past in Kyoto

IMHO, the entire country of Japan should go ahead and be declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kyoto is my third stop in Japan and although Tokyo and Hiroshima blows the doors off anything I've seen in the world, Kyoto shot itself into the stratosphere last night. Japan is experiencing a deadly heatwave, so … Continue reading Stumbling Into the Past in Kyoto

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Traveling this Summer? How to Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees (or try to)

Get Ahead of the Fee GameOK, why the big, wallet wallop on foreign transaction fees? I understand there is a cost associated with exchange rate conversion, but does it really cost $2.50 or more to conduct transactions from a foreign ATM? I think not. Here we are, living in the age of increased access to … Continue reading Traveling this Summer? How to Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees (or try to)

What Happened When I Deleted My Social Media Apps…

Scrolling through Facebook. Scrolling through Instagram. Scrolling through Twitter. Seeing far too many people spending more time showcasing their lives rather than actually living them. Every twenty five minutes, I waste ten minutes (at the minimum) scrolling. All day long. And sometimes in the middle of the night. I admit it. I'm guilty. I fell … Continue reading What Happened When I Deleted My Social Media Apps…

Step Away from Black Friday

Hey, You! This Friday. Before you step out to your car or bus or train...Stop for a second.  Ask Yourself... Do I need it? Do they need it? Is what I think I need worth fighting the traffic?Is it worth driving all over parking lots or up and down streets searching for a parking spot?Is … Continue reading Step Away from Black Friday

Shades of Eat, Pray, Love

November 12, 2018 Today, I feel like Elizabeth Gilbert in the novel, "Eat, Pray, Love"  and I'm about to embark on an exciting, new life chapter. If you haven't read "Eat, Pray, Love" then perhaps open a new tab and quickly wiki  to catch up with me or be a maverick and roll with context … Continue reading Shades of Eat, Pray, Love