Author Archives: Alana

Top 5 Activities in Kyoto, Japan

Top 5 Activities in Kyoto, Japan

We spent seven wonderful days in Kyoto, Japan. We enjoyed virtually everything we did, saw and ate during our brief time in the city. With that said, it is extremely difficult to narrow it down to our five favorite events. However, the post title dictates it, right? So, our five favorite activities we took part in while in Kyoto are… ... Read More »

Let’s Go Grocery Shopping: Kyoto, Japan Edition

Let’s Go Grocery Shopping: Kyoto, Japan Edition

Grocery shopping and cooking your own food while traveling is a great way to save money and stick to a budget. Over the course of our RTW trip we will be staying at a number of guesthouses and hostels that will include a kitchen and other cooking utensils, so we will be taking advantage of these when possible. While we still ... Read More »

Tokyo: A Quick Four Days

Tokyo: A Quick Four Days

A VERY quick four days! We spent four days and three nights in Tokyo and we can say with absolute certainty that this was not enough time to truly see the city, but we have a schedule to keep:) We had an overnight bus to Kyoto booked, so we had to pick and choose what we wanted to see most, ... Read More »

Overnight in Haneda Airport – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Overnight in Haneda Airport – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Can you stay overnight in the Tokyo-Haneda International Airport? Yes, you can! Our 12 hour flight from the U.S. arrived around 10:30pm local time. So, instead of paying for an outrageously priced airport hotel for maybe a few hours of sleep, we chose to stay overnight in the airport. Anyone who wishes to stay overnight must make their way to the international ... Read More »

Her Packing List

Her Packing List

This post was updated on 1/12/14 Red text and crossed out means I dropped it, green text means I added it.  TOPS 1 full zip jacket (Lululemon) 1 long sleeve shirt (Icebreaker) 4 t-shirts (2 Icebreaker, 1 Adidas ClimaLite, 1 Mountain Hardwear) 4 tank tops (1 Nike Dri-Fit, 1 Old Navy, 1 Icebreaker, 1 cheap one from Bali) 1 camisole ... Read More »

Alana’s RTW Trip Bucket List

Alana’s RTW Trip Bucket List

When telling people about our trip, I keep hearing, “What country are you most excited for?” I am really excited to visit every country on our list.  I imagine I will enjoy some places more than others, but each place will bring an entirely new set of experiences and leave us with amazing memories. Picking just one country to want to visit ... Read More »