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The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Two Weeks Hiking Japan’s Kumano Kodo Iseji

The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done: Two Weeks Hiking Japan’s Kumano Kodo Iseji

It’s been one week since I finished Japan’s Kumano Kodo Iseji Route: the thousand-year-old pilgrimage route through Mie Prefecture. This two-week hike was simultaneously the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and yet also one of the most rewarding. 170 kilometers. 2 mountain peaks. 18 mountain passes. 7 fantastic shrines. 5 steamy onsens. Countless tiny towns. Fantastic […]

30 Perfect Gifts for Girls Who Travel

30 Perfect Gifts for Girls Who Travel

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Travelers can be some of the hardest people to shop for. How do you buy gifts for people who prioritize experiences over “things”? Last Christmas I made the mistake of saying I wanted a few candles for my apartment in China, and […]

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