Okinawa Japan (Photos)

As I have said before, my friend Walter is an amazing photographer.  Check out some of his recent photos of Okinawa.  Check out his page Spokenlight for more photos!      

Sightseeing Tokyo: Asakusa

Tokyo is a massive city and figuring out where to start can be overwhelming.  To get you going, I recommend a half day in Asakusa. Located in the “low city”, Asakusa is home to Sensoji, a 7th century Buddhist temple.  The temple is an easy 5 minute walk from Asakusa station and is accessed by a…

First Things First: Japanese Subway Card

I successfully made the move from Washington DC to Tokyo Japan just in time for Plum Blossoms in March and the Cherry Blossoms in April.  But first things first, the easiest way to get around Japan regardless of the time of year, or how long you are here, is the subway. If you are only…

N. Coast of Dominican Republic (3 days)

After spending a couple of days in Santo Domingo, we spent the rest of our Dominican vacation driving along the North Coast.  While I am sorry I didn’t get to the East or South (yet), I wouldn’t have traded the time in the North for anything. We started in the North West (70 miles North…

Where to Eat in Georgetown, DC

In several of my DC blogs, I recommend grabbing a bite to eat in a DC neighborhood…  Here are a few of my favorites in Georgetown. Lady Camellia Tea – I am a tea snob and this is one of the best spots I’ve found in the US since leaving England more than a decade ago.…

Newseum

I have been to the Newseum a few times over the last two decades and to be honest it was never my favorite. But I recently gave it another try.  I was nostalgic to be leaving DC, trying to see and do as much as possible, and a friend gave me a free ticket. I…