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Japan: Sapporo Snow

Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima are some of the “must see destinations”  for those traveling in Japan both domestically and internationally because of their shopping, history, and culture. For most international travelers planning a trip to Japan, visiting Hokkaido can be seen as a bit out of the way or cumbersome, because unlike  the other cities listed above, Hokkaido is not accessible by the shinkansen (bullet train). The most practical way to get to Hokkaido is by air, although there is also the “twilight express” a night train that makes trips to Hokkaido from some of the larger stations throughout Honshu.

One of my biggest regrets after having lived in Japan for 2 years was that I didn’t make it to Hokkaido for one of the most popular events held annually in Sapporo, Hokkaido’s Yuki Matsuri, or Snow Festival. Continue reading Japan: Sapporo Snow


Art & Travel: Art Aquarium

One of my favorite things about traveling is that when you’re in another city or country you have the opportunity to discover different cultures, take in the sights, and enjoy the local cuisine. One of my travel traditions is to to visit an art exhibit or museum that exhibits local talent, because it provides me a glimpse into the values and mindset of the place I’m visiting. I’m hoping to continue an ‘Art and Travel’  segment that highlights either exhibits I’ve seen personally, or ones that are upcoming around the globe that I’d love to see. Here’s a glimpse into an exhibit I visited last summer that perfectly blended art, culture, and history.  Continue reading Art & Travel: Art Aquarium