Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei Stopover: Elephant Mountain

Posted In: Taiwan | Travel
Back in May 2017 we flew to Bali for our 5 year wedding anniversary, and on the way there we had a long layover in Taipei. We got off the plane, headed to the train station at the airport and got a 1-Day MRT pass. We headed straight to Taipei 101 to eat at Din Tai Fung for lunch and after stuffing ourselves we were off to hike Elephant Mountain, both things[...]

Life Update // PCS From Hell

Posted In: PCS | Personal
If you follow me on social media then you know a bit about the mess we are in. For those that don't, you should at least follow me on Instagram ;)! Anyways it's a long story so here we go. Orders/Housing   We got orders to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina 9 months ago in February 2018, which is earlier than most people get orders. My husband's 'no later[...]
Okinawa, Japan

Our Little Island Abode

Posted In: Home | Personal
Hi there!! I was really hoping to share this post before we left Okinawa... but everything got insanely crazy towards the end there. We are in North Carolina now, have been for a week, and I promise to share more updates soon! For now I wanted to give you guys a peek into our Okinawa home on Camp McTureous. This was actually our second apartment, we were[...]
Motobu, Okinawa

Tropical Dream Center

Posted In: okinawa | Okinawa Blooms
Back in February I drove up to Motobu with some new friends to see #alltheflowers at the Tropical Dream Center. I've been wanting to go to their International Orchid Show and to see their tulips. We made it there a day late for the show and the orchid displays were coming down... but the flowers were still amazing!! Seriously prepare for flower OVERLOAD, bec[...]
Nago, Okinawa

Cosmos and Cherry Blossoms in Nago

Posted In: okinawa | Okinawa Blooms
Our last spring in Japan and we had to go out with a bang! So I met some friends up north to see  cosmos and cherry blossoms. First stop was this hidden cosmos field in Nago and although I didn't take as many photos as when I went to the field in Kin, I really enjoyed my time there. I got there a little early and had the field all to myself. It was cold,[...]
Okinawa, Japan

2018 First Sunrise + Shuri Castle Festival

Posted In: okinawa
While my in-laws were visiting this holiday season we had them partake in a Japanese New Year's tradition, watching the first sunrise of the year. We did it back in 2015 at Nakagusuku Castle, tried to in 2017 but our alarms didn't wake us, so of course we had to do it one last time with our family. This year we decided on Katsuren Castle, because it's relati[...]