Our space-a journey continues; Okinawa to Tokyo

Military space-a (space available) travel is always an adventure, you never know what you’re going to get. Such was our recent trip from Anchorage to Tokyo, with a quick twenty-four hour pit stop in beautiful Okinawa. The first leg was…

Flying “space available” on a cargo plane to Japan

Though at times challenging, military life also has its perks. One perk being the ability to fly space-a (space available) on a cargo plane, anywhere in the world- for FREE! Sounds great, right? Well, there are a few caveats. The…

The forever exotic Hong Kong

Our late January trip to China concluded with…the exotic Hong Kong, one of my favorite cities in the world. Located at the southeast corner of an enormous┬ácountry, Hong Kong was formerly a colony of the British Empire, and still maintains…

Macau- the ‘Vegas’ of China

Our late January trip to China continues…..After a few days in the much less touristy areas of Shenzhen and Zhuhai, we made our way to Macau, otherwise known as the Vegas of China. Seriously. It had glitz, it had glamour…

China? Why not!

The best advice I’ve received about how to survive an Alaskan winter is to “get out IN it” and “get out OF it”. We decided to get out of it with a trip back to China in late January. How’s…

A quick pit stop in Guam

Guam. A tiny little island in the South Pacific, only 30 miles long, and 12 miles wide, was the final stop on our three year Asian tour. We decided to make a quick pit stop in Guam, en route to…

How do you say goodbye?

And in the blink of an eye, three years have passed and it’s time to leave Japan. How do you say goodbye to a place that has become such a part of you? I started this blog to document our…

A family ‘staycation’ in Odaiba

With our time in Japan quickly coming to an end, we decided to take one last opportunity to spend time in amazing Tokyo. We headed to Odaiba for a short family ‘staycation’ to take in the beautiful views of Tokyo…

Yes, real-life Mario Kart, on the streets of Tokyo, is a thing

Tokyo is known for some wacky and wild things, but I think that real life Mario Kart on the city streets ranks right up there amongst the craziest. Not to mention the most fun! I know absolutely nothing about the…


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