Highlights in Tokyo

Japan was listed as one of the places we really wanted to go to in our year of travel. As a young pre-teen my high school friends can distinctly recall how madly in love I was with anime and Japanese pop culture. Nathan had never been to Japan but has been strongly influenced by Japanese…

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Hiking in the Japanese Alps: as captured by a film camera

After completing the John Muir Trail, I felt like I could take on the world and tackle any single hike. But on Day 2 of our through-hike across the Japanese Alps, I was ready to give up. The steep ascents and descents were killing me physically and mentally. “If you want to quit, we will…

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