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Travel Diaries: Fushimi Inari-taisha

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Going back through all these photos makes me want to go back to Japan right this instant! This shrine in Kyoto was SO beyond amazing. Walking through it, even though it is very busy, totally takes your breath away...and I'm not just talking about walking up the huge mountain, but the beauty of the shrine itself. Even being there in January, it was still green and gorgeous! There was even…

Travel Diaries – The Elizabethan Gardens

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I thought I'd take a break from my Korea/Japan Travel Diaries, and do one that I totally forgot about! This was way back in 2012, but it was a really nice trip none the less. The Elizabethan Gardens are in the Outer Banks and they are beautiful!! Having a wedding here would be AMAZING!!! I can't even begin to imagine how magical it would be! I also really love taking…

Travel Diaries – Shinsaibashi Shopping Street

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I had a list of things I wanted to do in Japan and one of those was play at an arcade center! I love arcades and I am so bummed that they aren't as popular over here in the States, in fact, the ones in malls seem to get closed down. Anyways. So we played in the Sega arcade in Osaka. Man, those UFO watched games are SO HARD but…

Travel Diaries – Solvang, CA

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I thought I'd take a moment and look back on an older Travel Diaries, since I haven't posted one in a while. I guess we've been pretty stagnant recently with Alex in grad school and student teaching, we haven't had much free time at all to do anything! Although, we have decided to set aside time for a date night, since we really haven't had one in quite a long…

Travel Diaries: Maryland Crab Dinner

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My boyfriend, who is originally from Maryland, shared with me the experience that is a "traditional" Maryland crab dinner. I've only ever eaten snow crab or king crab legs before, I've never actually cracked apart an entire crab in my hands before. Let me tell you...it's quite the experience. If you don't like your food staring at you with dead eyes, then this isn't the experience for you. You have…

Travel Diaries: Venice, FL

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I recently got back from Florida, visiting more of my boyfriend's family. Which I did quite well with, I must say! I can be rather bad when meeting new people (bad = incredibly shy) sometimes, but I did really well! I've been down to Venice Beach / that surrounding area before and it's a lovely part of FL! I spent a vacation at Longboat Key before, way back in college,…

Travel Diaries – Cambria, California

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Time warp back to the trip to California that I took this year in March for spring break. I took some amazing photos on this vacation, one of which I blew up onto a canvas for my mother. (Care to guess which one?)  This is the stack of all the books I read over my 8 day vacation. I liked all the books except for When we were Friends. I…

Travel Diaries – Outer Banks

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I've never taken a trip with a best friend before, well, at least not really. I never imagined how much fun it would be! Everyday was an adventure and we got to do all sorts of fun things I've never done before, like jet skiing and riding a segway off road!! Crazy fun! (minus getting smacked in face by tree limbs) This vacation took place in June and was the…