WANDER GUIDES // SEE + DO + EAT Around the world
I've organized this by days of the hike, including distances traveled and places stayed. I also included things we learned in Japan, budgeting for this hike, best foods, and mistakes we made at the end of this post. Enjoy! Buckle up, this will be quite the ride. Without further ado.... THE NAKASENDO HIKING GUIDE
I feel like I'd watched a "trailer" for Kyoto. I’d heard other's reviews, seen pictures, read blogs... and created high expectations for myself when I finally got around to seeing it! I was worried there was basically nothing Kyoto could do to meet my expectations.However...
Our time in Osaka was short - only two days before we moved on to Kyoto and then our Nakasendo hike through Kiso Valley (local guides to come!). In just a few days however, we had a series of stressful situations that taught us a thing or two! Yet somehow, between all that, we managed to see a lot of this amazing city!
I can’t wait to go back to Oahu. Maybe it’s the reality of being on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but there’s something powerful about Oahu. As someone who only has a little experience with the Hawaiian Islands, I’m not the most qualified to recommend spots to see and places to eat, but this is a list I hope to develop and add to as I return to Oahu (and hopefully the rest of the Islands) many more times!
Tyler and I have been dying to go to Chicago for a while now. A few weeks ago, my Dad and his wife Karen told us they were going to see Hamilton in Chicago and wanted us to come see it with them! UH DUH!
Bergen felt a bit like walking through a painting; colors, textures, layers - not a finished work, but rather, perpetually in process.
While we only romped around this fjord town for a few days, we managed to see a good bit. According to a friend at college here, "there isn't much to see anyways." He was wrong, of course, but I find that attitude in many places I visit! Once a Japanese man informed me that the green mountains of the Kiso Valley were "only mundane, for we see it always."
As someone who was merely passing through, however, I found Bergen to be a soul searching city. One that enables you to slow down just enough to ask yourself if you really are on the path of life you want to be.
London is lovely. This certainly won’t come as “news” to anyone who has visited or lived there. But to this spring breaker *hand raise*, the absolute loveliness of London still hasn’t worn off! I’m in head over heels for it!
Our trip to Cuzco + Lima, Peru. We flew from Puerto Vallerta to Lima, Peru. We left behind the heat and beachy sun above the equator. On one transcontinental flight, we effectually flew from Summer to Winter. As we exited the airport in our shorts and sandals we saw Peruvians clad in coats and scarfs. Even in the ocean, the surfers were covered head to foot in wet suits to keep out the chill.