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6 Reasons Why You Should Visit THIS Owl Cafe in Tokyo Japan

I've said this before but I've never been a huge fan of cat cafes because I hate cats (sorry, cat people!) but mostly because I'm deathly allergic to them. So naturally, I was never interested and didn't think much of animal cafes until they started opening cafes with other animals! I recently posted about the Bird Cafe which is by far, my favorite animal cafe so far.

But being a Harry Potter fan (I've accepted my fate as a Slytherin) and intrigued by owls in general (they're so majestic!), I knew I had to visit the ever popular Owl Cafes. There are several throughout Tokyo alone and I know it's hard to pick, especially if you're not familiar with the city or the Japanese language in general. So here's 6 reasons why you should visit THIS Owl Cafe in Tokyo and forget the others.

LA Locals Love: Barton G. The Restaurant Hollywood

Barton G West Hollywood

A few months ago as I was scrolling through my Instagram, a ridiculous photo caught my eye. It was this enormous cotton candy concoction placed pretty on a white glass bust of a woman. I immediately saw that it was my former employee and DM-ed him for the details. It looked fascinating and I had to know everything; where, what, who, why and how I can get my hands on it.

He immediately texted back and said, "Barton G in WeHo (West Hollywood)! You've never heard of it? You MUST go".

I looked it up as fast as I could and made reservations for my fiance's birthday dinner. I didn't even look at the price (although in hindsight I perhaps should have) but knew Barton G would be an exciting way to celebrate since we were going to be staycationing in downtown Los Angeles anyway.

Featured Friends: Juliette & John from Snorkels To Snow


I'm overly thrilled to introduce you to September's Featured Friends, Juliette and John from the amazing travel blog, Snorkels to Snow. I've 'known' them for at least a year now, if not more, and have enjoyed reading their blog and getting to know them quite a bit. They have one of the best blog user experience ever with a clean, easy to navigate page with absolutely stunning photos that will have you wanderlusting for days. Since I'm off to Fiji for my honeymoon early 2018, I can't tell you how many of their pages I've bookmarked and they've kindly offered to give me tips for when I go.

While I thought I knew a lot about them, I learned a lot more from interviewing them. I hope you enjoy getting to know them as much as I did!

Fly Away Friday #33

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Fly Away Friday is a link-up community for travel related blog posts. Hosted by Janine from Fill My Passport and Kana from Life in Wanderlust; we wanted to create and cultivate a supportive community of travelers. Every other Friday at 9:00AM PST, the Fly Away Friday link-up will open for everyone to share their posts all weekend long until Sunday at 11:59PM PST.

Checking In: The Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada

Bellagio Las Vegas Review

While I've been to Vegas several times and have dined at the Bellagio, I had never stayed the night there. I normally tend to stay at the MGM or the Luxor depending on the reason for visiting (for EDC or just to visit). Thankfully I live in Los Angeles where it's a short drive (4-5 hours) so when I saw an amazing deal to stay at the normally expensive Bellagio, I went for it with only a week's notice.

I truly was looking forward to the stay aspect of experiencing the Bellagio and they did not disappoint. Here's my full review!