Touristy but Awesome: Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant

When I visited Tokyo, I had numerous people tell me before I left that I just had to check out the Robot Restaurant. I had seen it featured on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown as well as on blogs all over the internet, so I had an inkling of what it was all about and was excited to check it out for myself. So, I reserved a night at the restaurant before I left for Tokyo (show only…I skipped the dinner because I had been told it’s not very good), and looked forward to the show!

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Places to Catch Incredible Views in Tokyo

I visited some amazing observation decks when I was there, and I plan on visiting some more the next time I go. If you’re into incredible views as much as I am, you’ll want to put some of these places on your to-do list next time you visit Tokyo. 

Downtown Las Vegas: The Overlooked, Oh-So-Cool Cousin of The Strip.

When one thinks of Las Vegas, one generally thinks of the Strip. All those pristine, towering themed casinos with fake pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, and all other manner of grand displays. The strip can be a whole lot of fun whether you’re a gambler or not (I should know…I’m not and I’ve found plenty to do on the Strip). That being said, Downtown Las Vegas is the often overlooked, older cousin of the strip. It’s really a shame it’s overlooked so much, because it’s a seriously cool place to be.

On Respecting Other Cultures While Abroad

I debated whether or not I wanted to write about that Logan Paul character that has been in the news lately for his utter shocking disrespect while visiting Japan because I didn’t want to inadvertently give that guy any more publicity or Youtube hits. I wasn’t going to write about him at all, but this video by That Japanese Man Yuta convinced me to speak up and say something

Attention, Vegetarians: Try These North County San Diego Restaurants! (Also GF info)

That being said, I can’t write about all the amazing places to eat my state has to offer in one sitting…that would be a LOT of writing! So, I wanted to narrow it down to my home of Coastal North County San Diego. We’re talking Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, and the surrounding areas. We get a lot of tourists here, particularly in the summer. If you’re going to be visiting and either need to eat a plant-based diet or just want to try out something new, why not check out one of these vegetarian (and awesome) places?

High-Tech Help For Your Japan Camping Trip

I’m excited to announce a contribution from freelance writer and mother of two, Jenny Holt. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind. She has written a post for us today about camping in Japan. I hope you enjoy her article!

Don’t call it Cali (and other ways to peg yourself as a tourist in Southern California)

When a lot of us travel, we like to blend in to our surroundings and not walk around with a big sign over our heads that says, “Hey! I’m a tourist!”

I get it. I do the same thing when I travel. That’s why I wanted to write this little piece about what not to do if you want to blend in while on holiday in the Golden State. This piece is all in good fun, of course. The truth is, we’ve an incredibly diverse state with people from all over the U.S. and indeed all over the world living and working here. Still, there are a few things we born and bred Californians say and do that brands us as locals. Want to do as the locals do? Follow this guide. If not, that’s cool too. Honestly, it doesn’t matter too much and we’ll accept you either way.