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Foto Friday: The Jefferson Memorial at Sunrise

Jefferson Memorial at Sunrise

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of the Jefferson Memorial at sunrise in Washington DC. I completely underestimated the National Mall. From Google Maps it looked pretty small and easily walkable in a matter of minutes– boy, was I wrong! I must’ve walked 10 miles back and forth lugging all of my ...

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Foto Friday: Cherry Blossoms at Tidal Basin

Foto Friday: Cherry Blossoms at Tidal Basin

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of cherry blossoms at Tidal Basin, Washington DC. My trip to DC was kind of a last minute decision, and I wasn’t sure if I’d even make it to see the cherry blossoms in bloom. Luckily, I picked the right weekend and was greeted with ...

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Recipe of the Month: Cherry Blossom Sugars

Recipe of the Month: Cherry Blossom Sugars

Don’t worry, you’re not going crazy. Yes, I already posted April’s recipe of the month, but visiting all of these cherry blossom festivals across the US has me feeling extra festive– which means this month has two featured recipes! I’ve been having cherry blossom fever, and these little sugars fit in perfectly with all the cherry blossom fun I’ve been posting ...

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Why You Don’t Want to Buy a Kimono in Japan

Why You Don't Want to Buy a Kimono in Japan

People often ask me about buying kimono in Japan, and as much as it makes me cringe, who can blame them? A quick Google search proves it’s one of the most popular questions asked by tourists about to embark on their first adventure to Japan. So do you want to buy a kimono in Japan? Probably not. At best you’d want to ...

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Foto Friday: Spring in Bucharest, Romania

Foto Friday: Spring in Bucharest, Romania

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of plum blossoms in Bucharest, Romania I knew I’d be seeing these blossoms as I’m spending these next two weeks traveling around the US to see both cherry and plum blossoms around the country, but I didn’t expect to see them during my time in ...

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My Favorite Cherry Blossom Products

My Favorite Cherry Blossom Products

Cherry blossom season is here! This is my favorite time of year thanks to these tiny pink flowers, but unfortunately, the blossoms can come and go in what seems like an instant. Typically, they will last for a week or two, but all it takes is one rain storm or even some strong winds during that time– and poof! The ...

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The Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in the US

The Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in the US

It’s that time of year again– the cherry blossoms (sakura; 桜) have begun bursting open in Japan. As I sit here staring longingly at all my Japan-living friend’s Facebook photos of the blossoms and hanami, I realize that this really is my favorite time of year. And I’m missing it. Or am I? Sure, there’s something magical about the cherry blossom season ...

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Foto Friday: The Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Barcelona

Foto Friday: The Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Barcelona

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc in Barcelona. I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical of visiting anything with the word “magic” in it. When people kept telling me to visit the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc in Barcelona, I figured it would be just another family-themed tourist trap. And ...

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