My Day as a Geisha in Kyoto, Japan

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“No giggling allowed!” I said to Rebecca and Marie, head turned away to hide my own smirk. “We need the right attitude to pull this off.” Shuffling our feet an inch at a time, we painstakingly made our way towards the shrine looming at the end of the cobblestone street, less than a quarter of a mile … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Horrendous Food in Japan

Fish for sale at Nishiki Market in Kyoto

Remember this jump rope song (okay, I know I’m dating myself!): “Apple on a stick. Makes me sick.” I have a better one:  Squid on a skewer. Put it in the sewer. Not gonna lie, most of the food I tried to eat in Japan evoked a strong gag reflex… First of all, I do not like sushi. Sorry, … [Read more...]

Kyoto: Three Girls, Three Days

Osaka Castle

Kyoto is awash in stunning sights, and with a pair of good walking shoes and a lot of energy and motivation, it’s possible to see and do a lot in three days. Check out our three-day adventure in Kyoto, Japan in inTravel Magazine, October 30, 2013. … [Read more...]

Turning Japanese: My Geisha Makeover

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“Stop laughing. You need the right attitude to pull this off,” I said to Rebecca and Marie, head turned away to hide my own smirk. We shuffled our way towards the shrine looming at the end of the cobblestone street, less than a quarter of a mile away. The wooden platform of the Japanese geta on our … [Read more...]

Japan: Hit the Highlights in 7 Days

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It’s not impossible to see a lot of Japan in a short window of time.  Just a little planning and a good pair of shoes are all you need. Check out Japan in 7 Days_Patti Morrow_Luggage and Lipstick  published Yahoo Voices. … [Read more...]

Girls Gone Bored

Osaka eyelashes

This is why I love traveling with my peeps, Marie and Rebecca… On our recent trip to Japan, we were stuck in the railway station in Osaka, waiting to be picked up by our guide, who was late and still stuck in rush hour traffic. After wasting an hour in a jam-packed restaurant, I suggested that … [Read more...]