Labuan Bajo – The High

After feeling down in the dumps in Labuan Bajo for a few days (if you don't know what I am talking about see our last post; Labuan Bajo - The Low) we headed to Blue Marlin dive shop to meet with our instructor Fai, who was a small, and at first hard to understand laid back... Continue Reading →


Labuan Bajo – The Low

After spending a night in the airport we left the bright lights of Tokyo on October 29th and landed in Bali, Indonesia. Our stay in Bali was short as we left promptly the next morning for Labuan Bajo, known mostly for the Komodo dragons and beautiful dive spots. When we first arrived in Labuan Bajo... Continue Reading →

Biking the Shimanami Kaido Highway

After spending a few days in Kagoshima we headed to the small town of Onomichi where we would take on the 77km bike ride on the Shimanami Kaido Highway to the city of Imabari. The 77km takes you over 6 islands all connected by suspension bridges and giving you amazing views of the surrounding ocean... Continue Reading →

Hiroshima – Atomic Bomb Dome & Museum

Today Stacie and I woke up to the sound of thundering rain, which seemed fitting as we were heading out to view the Atomic Bomb Dome and museum in Hiroshima. It was a very powerful experience to see the building preserved from the blast and then go to the museum where we read/watched the how history unfolded once... Continue Reading →

Hiroshima – Miyajima Island

For our first day in Hiroshima we decided to check out Miyajima Island, just a short 10minute ferry ride away. This island is famous for its massive tori gate that sits on the ocean shore, and when the tide is in looks like it is floating on water. What Steve and I were excited about... Continue Reading →

Kyoto – Fushimi Inari Shrine

I feel like I keep repeating myself but this morning we again woke up early to beat the rush and biked our way to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. If you have ever googled Japan or Kyoto, more then likely you have seen a photo of this shrine, but more specifically the numerous tori gates lining... Continue Reading →

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