Trip III: Journey to the Library

Journey to Tokyo Central Library June 13, 2016 So, I prioritized visiting the “central” Tokyo library, wanting to gather ideas, see what they do that’s amazing and what they do that’s incomprehensible. It’s not super easy to get to, but there’s probably a bus I didn’t bother with. I just started at the Roppongi station […]

Trip III: Being Weird and Finding Weird

Sticking Out like a Nail May 1, 2016 If you bring a buddy, at least you can feel like you’re not the only tourist around. And goodness knows Tokyo had plenty of tourists. But I can’t help but feel like the nail that sticks out a bit. It’s a sea of businessmen dotted with a […]

Trip III: From Departures Dropoff to Boarding

Goodbye Tampa November 22, 2015 It’s like Christmas morning. The alarm goes off and you are AWAKE. Down half a protein drink and GO!! Saying goodbye to your bear is the hardest part, but there’s too much hustle and bustle to linger. Time to check in. Wait in line, interface with boarding pass machine, hand […]

Why Trip I and Trip II Made Me Realize I’m a Hermit

I’ve come to realize traveling with people isn’t always sunshine and roses. My 2011 All-Over-Japan trip felt like 3 trips in one. And our fearless tour guide was awesome, but I think this style of trip was a little more intense than I am used to. I am a napper by nature, and given my […]