Category Archives: United States

#FINDINGASIA: JAPAN SOCIETY, NYC

One of the places I was most looking forward to visiting in New York City was the Japan Society. Holding over 100 different events each year, the Japan Society is one of the leading U.S. organizations fostering a mutual understanding and appreciation between Japan and the United States. Founded in May of 1907 by a […]

#FINDINGASIA: ANIME CENTRAL 2015

Anime Central (or ACen as local con-goers call it) is the Midwest’s largest anime and manga convention. Taking place one weekend a year in Chicago, typically in May, its 30,000+ attendees puts it in the top three anime conventions in North America. Sure, I haven’t watched an anime series in almost three years and I can’t even […]

EXPERIENCING THE LIBRARY HOTEL COLLECTION IN NEW YORK CITY

Researching where I’d stay in New York City, I realized something. NYC is filled with tiny, tasteless hotel rooms. I was less and less impressed with each option as I scrolled through the page on Agoda. Sure, it was a short trip and I could have easily just settled with some fifth floor walk-up with no […]

FOTO FRIDAY: SUTRO BATH RUINS, SAN FRANCISCO

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of the Sutro Bath ruins in San Francisco. The Sutro Baths opened in the late 1800s as the largest indoor swimming complex in the world. Somehow surviving earthquakes, fires, and other natural disasters, the baths finally saw their demise when […]

FOTO FRIDAY: JAPANESE LANTERN ON TIDAL BASIN

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of the Japanese stone lantern on Tidal Basin in Washington DC. This stone lantern is one of two made in honor of Tokugawa Iemitsu’s death in 1651. The pair of lanterns were put on display in Tokyo’s famous Ueno Park, until […]