10 Simple Steps to Prepare for Your Trip to Japan

10 Simple Steps to Prepare for Your Trip to Japan

Preparing for any trip can be overwhelming, especially if you are traveling overseas for a long period of time. We have traveled to Japan countless number of times, so we've become pros at getting ready for our trip.  These are some tips on how to prepare for your trip to Japan.

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Kata Beach of Phuket Thailand - A Nice Alternative to Patong Beach

Kata Beach of Phuket Thailand - A Nice Alternative to Patong Beach

If you’re in Phuket and don’t have time to visit Phi Phi islands, Kata Beach is a nice alternative. My friends and I were staying at the Amari Phuket hotel and didn’t make it in time to visit Phi Phi Islands on our first day, so the travel agent at the hotel suggested visiting the nearby Kuta Beach.

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The Best Day Trips from San Diego, California

The Best Day Trips from San Diego, California

I love living in San Diego and there are plenty of things to do here, but sometimes I have the urge to get out and explore other areas. I feel lucky that Southern California has so many amazing places to venture out to for a day of fun. 

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Pet Friendly Dinosaur World Theme Park in Florida

Pet Friendly Dinosaur World Theme Park in Florida

If you live in the Orlando and Tampa area, chances are you have driven past Dinosaur World numerous times on Interstate 4 but have you actually stopped by? Many people have not although I hear from everyone that they do want to stop by one day because the idea of dinosaur structures in a park is intriguing.

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Get Excited for Ichicoro Ane - Modern Japanese Restaurant and Ramen Shop in St. Petersburg, Florida

Get Excited for Ichicoro Ane - Modern Japanese Restaurant and Ramen Shop in St. Petersburg, Florida

The much anticipated Ichicoro Ane is now open in St. Petersburg, Florida! I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the newest Japanese restaurant and am very excited about this new addition to the Tampa Bay area as it is like none other.

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Universal Orlando Resort and Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express

Universal Orlando Resort and Harry Potter's Hogwarts Express

My friend, Mariko, was coming to visit me from Canada and since she's a huge Harry Potter fan, I thought it was the perfect time to visit Universal Orlando Resort. I've been wanting to ride the Hogwarts Express ever since it opened a few years ago and I'm not even a Harry Potter fanatic. I've been on the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride before and was super impressed with how innovative it was, so I was excited to see what they created with the newest Harry Potter additions.

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Loews Royal Pacific Resort - The Perfect Hotel for Universal Studios in Orlando

Loews Royal Pacific Resort - The Perfect Hotel for Universal Studios in Orlando

We recently visited Universal Resort Orlando, Florida and stayed at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. We couldn’t have made a better decision to stay at this hotel as it was walking distance to the parks, service was superb, rooms were spacious, amenities were amazing and on top of all that, we got awesome perks to the amusement parks.

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Try the Awesome Chocolate Factory in Orlando at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

Try the Awesome Chocolate Factory in Orlando at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

I was visiting Universal Universal Orlando Resort for the weekend and knew I had to stop by The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen (can they make the name any longer?). The name of the restaurant itself is fun so I knew this place would be a fabulous time with my friend, Mariko, who was visiting from Canada.

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Where to Capture the Best Photos in La Jolla, California

Where to Capture the Best Photos in La Jolla, California

La Jolla is a photographer's dream and we can understand why. No matter where you go every location is absolutely picture perfect. We did a ton of walking around Coast Boulevard on our recent trip to La Jolla and we captured a lot of fun and memorable photos. 

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Super Pet-Friendly Fort De Soto Park in Florida

Super Pet-Friendly Fort De Soto Park in Florida

Fort De Soto Park is one of my favorite places in the Tampa Bay area because it is super pet friendly and the dog beach is absolutely beautiful. Fort De Soto is located in St. Petersburg, Florida and has three miles of gorgeous white sand beaches that are ranked among the best of Florida’s beaches.

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