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Rebooting the blog: traveling again after lockdown

It’s been a minute since I posted here. I had dozens of ideas for posts about how to start a blog, DIY projects to do during lockdowns, and other COVID related posts all lined up for everyone. The fact is, I just didn’t have the heart to blog about travel last year. Thankfully I am living in a place blessed enough to have widespread vaccination now, and it looks like...

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Quarantine Voyages

Everyone around the world is still staying home, social distancing while we weather this virus (I hope anyways). I truly don’t believe it will be safe to travel until we hit herd immunity and/or invent a vaccine. I’m currently looking to get a COVID antibody test and waiting to hear back from my insurance on whether or not it’s covered (thanks...

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Traveling in the time of coronavirus (hint: don’t)

Hi all, I’ve been a bit quiet while I deliberate what to post about during the COVID19 lockdown. Obviously posting and encouraging straight up traveling at this time is irresponsible and tone deaf. I’m a bit of a pessimist, and I’m leaning towards believing that the global lockdowns will continue well into summer and fall of next year. I actually am recovering from a...

Okonomiyaki in Osaka

Japan’s “soul food”: a simple guide to Osaka street food

Osaka is widely regarded to have some of the best food in Japan. Quick, tasty bites are in Osaka’s DNA. And best of all, they are all super cheap! History of the yatai Yatai street food carts or “shop stands”, as they are translated, date back to at least the 17th century, with some sources saying they were around in the 5th and 6th centuries! Yatai...