I love Asia. I love its oppositeness to everything familiar in the West. I love its kinetic energy, its relentlessness, and yes, its “weirdness.” The fact is, Asia is only weird to westerners because
I didn’t visit every destination on my 2015 bucket list this year, but that’s just fine. I’m more interested in quality travel than in quantity. This is perhaps why I don’t travel full-time. I grounde
As I mentioned in November, Global Girl Travels TV will be a weekly feature here and on YouTube. Subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified of new videos. Without further adieu, here is my year of
I’ve had two extended vacations in Tokyo as well as a couple of single-day (or less) layovers. It’s a safe, eclectic destination and one I recommend you see at least once. These are my pics for the top activities if you have just one day to spend.
As I announced last week, I’ll be producing a regular TV segment dedicated to travel. Starting in 2015, it will be a weekly feature on Global Girl Travels and YouTube! Without further adieu, I present
The Fuji Rock Festival in Japan was one of the most fun weekends of my entire life. Read my review of Day 1 and Day 2 in case you missed the action. As a photographer and journalist, I had a backstage
While rock festivals in the States symbolize rebellion, in Japan they are about camping and family and nature. It’s amazing how small the Japanese can go with their tents. Hundreds of the brightly-col
As our bus rolled in to the sprawling white ski resort, I imagined pulling up to the bar and having a cocktail or two with any of my favorite bands who I heard were staying at this very hotel — Bombay Bicycle Club, SBTRKT, Travis, Outkast, Lorde, Flaming Lips, Basement Jaxx, St. Vincent, to name a few.
I love living 5 hours from major Asian cities like Tokyo and Hong Kong. It means I can jet off to the upcoming Fuji Rock Festival to see some of my favorite indie bands perform. We did just that a few summers ago at Summer Sonic.