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Let's Go To: Seattle, Washington - Part II


I wasn't originally going to post anything regarding my trip to Seattle this past week since it was actually unplanned. My 93 year old Grandpa and Uncle needed some help selling one of their houses so my parents flew in from Japan and I went up last minute to assist.

Amidst all the moving and selling furniture on Craigslist, my parents and I managed to slip away for a fun day in downtown Seattle. I figured I listed everything I had to on my post from last year for things to do in Seattle (click here for Seattle Part I) but we went to enough new places I thought I would share!
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My First Cruise Experience - Ensenada, Mexico


Last weekend I went on my first cruise ever! I'm so proud that I get to check off one of my New Years Resolutions - Travel via Road Trip or Ship! I went with a group of friends and only 1 of us had been on a cruise so it was definitely an experience.
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How To Deal With Homesickness


Let's get personal for a second. One thing people don't know about me is that I suffer heavily from homesickness. Have you ever looked up the definition of homesickness? Probably not, because it's one of those terms you just know; missing home, missing your family, something like that.

But did you know that homesickness is similar to Separation Anxiety Disorder? Separation Anxiety Disorder is anxiety that happens prior to the separation, whereas with Homesickness, it happens after the separation in addition to depressive symptoms.
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5 Things My Mom Taught Me About Travel



In my family, the travel bug has always been with my Mom. After college, she toured the world with a large company in Japan as a Corporate Interpreter. Just like yours truly, she's moved from Japan to Seattle to Hawaii and back - you get the gist, we both love to travel.

So in celebration of Mother's Day, I've come up with 5 things traveling with my Mom has taught me. I'm dedicating this post to my Mom that's all the way in Tokyo. I know she's reading this, so thank you for everything you do for the family and being the best Mom anyone could ever ask for. I miss you and can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks in Seattle!
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Let's Go To: Tokyo, Japan - Part III


Saying I had a great time in Tokyo is an understatement. Even though I live in Los Angeles, Tokyo is my hometown so going home means family and old friends as well as travel. If you weren't aware, I flew back courtesy of my parents to celebrate my younger brother's graduation from college. I was there for a few weeks and had the best time ever! I got to make a trip out to Hakone and Kyoto which you can go read about, if you haven't already.

This is Part 3 of Tokyo since I've already uploaded two other posts of places I love going around the city of Tokyo. Here's Tokyo Part I and Tokyo Part II - make sure you check them out for good food, beautiful sightseeing and fun activities!

Now here are some new ones for you to add to your Tokyo guide!
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