Japanese men do not open the car door for their wives. They open the car door for their mothers. The wives are left to open their own door. The Japanese … Continue reading 7 Things Japanese Men do not do for their Wives
Plans to walk in the steps of the Shogun, eat yakitori on the street, visit Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, and the Imperial Gardens were washed away by a typhoon … Continue reading 7 Stops on Route 66/AZ
The Arizona State Capitol Building does not have a gold plated dome, copper chandeliers or turquoise gems. It is small and simple. Bryan Deppa designed the Capitol building in 1898. … Continue reading 7 Things to Know about the Arizona State Capitol Building
A picture is worth a thousand words. Take a walk around the town of Prescott and venture off the beaten path. You will be rewarded the view of these murals … Continue reading Murals You Don’t Want to Miss in Prescott, AZ
Imagine living with six thousand people in the middle of the desert. Your housing unit is stacked on top of another making the building a honeycomb structure. You would take … Continue reading Arcosanti: Is it a future living space?
Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. One of Arizona’s first “snowbirds”arriving in early October and returning to his summer home in Spring Green, Wisconsin. … Continue reading Taliesin West: 10 True Facts
Lush green fields dotted with sheep, mountain high cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and waves lapping at the foot of the cliffs. Scenic views that call those with a bit … Continue reading Irish: A Story on Immigration
I am never late. I arrive thirty minutes early for lunch, dinner dates, lectures, doctor’s appointments, and classes. I arrive at the airport two hours before my flight is scheduled … Continue reading The Misplaced Passport
1.She’s too big to smuggle into the hotel room. Hotels charge pet fees from $5 – $50 . There are no set fees for pets. Each hotel chooses the fee … Continue reading 7 Reasons I Rarely Take my Cocker Spaniel on Vacation
I don’t need bereavement counseling! This is what I said to myself the day after Sumio went to heaven. It’s not that anyone suggested that I attend. I never thought … Continue reading Writing for Bereavement
“Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, with the same hopes and ambitions as us—except that a twist of fate has bound their lives to a global refugee crisis on … Continue reading Could You Walk One Thousand Miles?
Before I set off for England as a solo traveler, I tried to search for information on using trains and the subway for getting around. I wasn’t able to dig … Continue reading Mind the Gap: 7 Tips on Traveling Around England