If you’ve been following my blog or social media accounts (Instagram in particular), for quite a while now, you would know how much of a huge Harry Potter nerd I am. My partner Russell and I named our cat after Hermione. Do I need to say more? If there was a real life Hogwarts – even one for Muggles – I’d move in tomorrow. But since there isn’t a real life Hogwarts, and I have…

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There are a lot of big, bright, bustling cities in Japan. But if you’re after the true Japanese experience, I recommend heading outside of those big cities, and exploring historic Japan. Arashiyama is a small town in Kyoto, just over an hour away from Osaka. If you’ve been traveling around the major cities, catching trains and bumping shoulders with strangers while walking down the street, Arashiyama will be quite a change of pace. We only…

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Japan is filled with unique activities and things to see and do. One of those activities, is the Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum! Before we arrived in Japan, Russell and I did a lot of research on everything there was to do, in each of the cities we were planning to visit. After a couple days of research, this list was long. Yokohama was going to be our first stop on our 4 week adventure through Japan! There…

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