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November 17, 2018

Our trip came to an end with an entirely too short three-night stay in Maui. Maggie and I stayed on the western peninsula of Maui about five miles north of the town of Lahaina. We took it pretty easy, though we did manage to get in some snorkeling (photo 4) and a coupl...

November 14, 2018

The last international stop on our tour around the world was Tokyo, Japan. It's a tough place to tackle in four nights, but we did our damnedest and had a great time doing so.

Maggie picked out a hotel perfectly situated between the mega neighborhoods of Shinjuku and Sh...

November 9, 2018

In between our stays in Kyoto and Tokyo, Maggie and I decided to spend a night each in the mountain towns of Magome and Tsumago. If you're not sure where these towns are, they're located in the southwest corner of the Nagano Prefecture, which is where the glorious 1998...

November 6, 2018

Four nights in Kyoto is never enough. Maggie and I realized this as we tried valiantly to view every temple, shrine, bamboo grove, monkey, etc. we could. Still, even with a rushed schedule, I was reminded that Kyoto is one of my favorite cities in Asia.

I had been to Ky...

November 3, 2018

Maggie and I spent two nights in Hiroshima and one in Himeji to start the home stretch of our trip. Japan is the last country we're visiting, which is a little sad to think about, but we're both looking forward to seeing our pooch again.

After our ferry from Busan lande...

October 30, 2018

Welcome to the land of Harry Potter glasses and ankle-length pants! More accurately, I'd call Korea the land of shattered expectations. I loved this place! Why is it not higher on the list of asian countries to visit? Truth be told, Korea wasn't high on our list either...

October 26, 2018

It was time to leave Europe behind and head east to the Asia leg of our trip. Maggie and I started in Hong Kong for a way too short two-night stay. It somehow didn't really occur to me that there might be some jet lag between Germany and Hong Kong, and though I wish we...

October 24, 2018

Maggie and I took a ferry and four (!) trains to get from Ærøskøbing, Denmark to Berlin, Germany, but it was definitely worth it. I know I've been saying that I like a lot of the cities we've been staying in lately, but this time I really mean it. At some point, I want...

October 19, 2018

Copenhagen is one of Europe's finest cities. I'd seen it from the air many times and didn't hold that opinion, but once we set our feet on the ground, Maggie and I really enjoyed it.

One of the highlights of our three nights in Copenhagen was spending the evening at the...

October 14, 2018

Maggie and I have crossed the halfway point in our journey of...self-discovery? Self-reflection? Seeing who makes the best desserts? Anyway, one contender is the Swedes, which we learned while spending the last five nights in Stockholm.

First of all, I think I have a ca...

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