Category: Experiences

Unique things to see and do in this world.

A Day in Hiroshima, Japan

When you think of Hiroshima, Japan, the images that come to mind are that of that horrible day during World War 2 when my country dropped an atomic bomb on it. Since I was spending time in Kyoto and could reasonably do a day trip to Hiroshima via the Shinkansen, I wanted to pay my respects and learn a little more about the history of this place.

Summer job in Alaska? Yes please!

Ok, so it’s not summertime at the moment, but I wanted to put this out there for you now so you’ll have plenty of time to think about it and get prepared before Summer arrives. I just found out that the state of Alaska recruits tons of people to come work seasonally every summer in their tourism and commercial fishing industries. There aren’t usually enough Alaskans to fill all the positions, so those of us from the lower 48 (and Hawaii) are in luck!

The Grand Canyon Really Does Live Up To The Hype

There is no photo that will do justice to the Grand Canyon as it is more vast and more incredible than I think a photo can really capture. It’s almost surreal, like a place somebody made up for a matte painting to be used in a sci-fi movie. I highly recommend you take the opportunity to go and see it at least once in your lifetime, because there really is nothing like it anywhere else in the world.

Niihau: Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island”

Every year, millions of people visit the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island. Some visitors even make it to Lanai and Molokai.However, there’s another island in the chain that has always fascinated me, and that is the island of Ni’ihau. It is known by many as the “forbidden island” due to the fact that it is privately owned and not open to the public.