Foreigners traveling to Japan seem to consider the “Big 3” to be Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. As we had already explored Tokyo and Kyoto, it was time to check out another of Japan’s biggest cities: Osaka. If you happen to have a JR pass as I did, let it be known that you can take […]
It’s rare that I encounter people as friendly and accommodating as Kaz, the owner of Guesthouse Mado. Located slightly out of the center of Nagoya, Guesthouse Mado quickly became my home away from home in Japan. The street is lined with Edo Period-styled architecture, and feels like a step back in time. 5FT Tip: If […]
Japan is a country full of rich culture and strong traditions. In knowing this, I wanted to factor into my journey a stay at a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese Inn. A Ryokan is the most authentic way to experience Japanese culture, and I decided to do so at Ryokan Biyu in Yamanouchi. Elegant, traditional, and […]
What Gets Your Heart Pumping?
Highest bungy bridge? Check. Original bungy bridge? Check. Highest bungy jump in the world? CHECK. It’s no secret that I seek adrenalin activities around the world. Anything that gets my heart pumping, sign me up! After completing the Kawarau Bridge bungy jump in Queenstown, New Zealand, I began research AJ Hackett International and discovered their […]
Be Brave Even If You’re Not, Pretend To Be No One Can Tell The Difference For as long as I could remember, I had a debilitating fear of flying. So crippling, in fact, that I would have to take high doses of Xanax before flying and, even still, I’d get a massive panic attack. Five […]
I’m constantly trying to defy gravity from flying trapeze to aerobatic gliding to paragliding and skydiving, amongst various other adventure activities. Bungy jumping is no exception! After having successfully completed the highest bungy bridge jump in the world, I knew that I wanted to jump off the original bungy bridge at AJ Hackett’s in Queenstown, […]