I finally finished my Tokyo travel journal, and while I’ve had the flip through video up for a little while now, I wanted to share some of my favorite pages here and talk more about the process! If you haven’t watched the video yet, you can check it out below:
Continuing my series of Tokyo trip coverage, I’ve posted a video of all the stationery I bought when I was there! Check it out below!
One of my favorite purchases was the Nintendo Badge Arcade sticker book, which comes with 301 different stickers modeled after Nintendo Badge Arcade badges! I had no idea they even made one until I saw it in a book store at Narita airport when we were heading back to Australia. Talk about lucky! If you want to order one, they’re available to ship internationally on Amazon Japan.
Forgive me for not including extra photos of my stationery in this post, but I’m running behind on some things and didn’t get a chance to take them this time. I’ll be including stationery from my Tokyo trip in photos I post to my Instagram account over the next couple of days, so please head there if you’d like to see more!
Finally, if you haven’t seen my Tokyo games haul video and post yet, be sure to check it out!
I’m thrilled to kick of my Tokyo 2017 series with one of my favorite days of the trip – Tokyo DisneySea! I’d never been to Tokyo DisneySea before, so when I started planning this trip, it was very high on my to-do list. Disney parks are especially magical during the holiday season with the special decorations and shows they put on, and DisneySea was no different!
This past year, I’ve really gotten into journaling for all kinds of things, from daily to do lists to miniature diary-like entries to record certain events. I’ve also started keeping a travel journal when I travel – you can see my entries from my October USA travel journal here. In that video, I asked if anyone would like to see a video about how I prep my journal for a trip, and the response was an overwhelming yes! So today’s video is exactly that – I share how I prep my journal for my Tokyo trip, and also provide tips for making your own travel journal. Give it a watch below!
One thing that I don’t really make clear in the video that I want to here: I don’t actually fill out every journal page when I’m traveling. For this recent Tokyo trip, I only did 4 days in my hotel room when I was there! I think there’s often an assumption that people put a lot of time and effort into making cute journals, which may be true to an extent, but I firmly believe that you should only do it when it makes you feel good, and not feel guilted into making your journal look a certain way. Now that I’m back in Australia, I’m enjoying playing catch-up in my travel journal because it helps me remember the fun times I had when I was in Japan. So if you want to try journaling, do whatever is most enjoyable for you!
Hello from Japan! If you follow my Instagram or Twitter accounts, you’ll know I’ve been in Tokyo since this past Saturday, and I’m having a wonderful time! Before I left, I filmed a video of what I packed in my Kanken bag for my flight from Brisbane to Tokyo. If you want to know what kinds of things I bring when I travel internationally, check it out!
I’ll admit that I bought the pink neck pillow just for this trip and it turned out to be way to firm to actually be comfortable to sleep with! When I put it on on the plane, it pushed my head so far forward that I had to take it off and just use it like a regular pillow to lean against the window. Whoops!
Do you have anything you always have to take when you travel? Let me know in the comments!
I’ll never forget the time I was in Melbourne for a conference and by 5 pm, my phone was only at 10% battery. I would’ve run back to my hotel room, but I had plans to meet some of the other participants for dinner, and I really needed to get my networking on! But if my phone ran out of charge, how would I find my way back to the hotel?! In the end, I turned off my phone until I absolutely needed it, but all that unnecessary stress could’ve been avoided if I just had a power bank with me!
Romoss was kind enough to send two of their popular power banks to me to review: the extremely portable Q Series power bank, and the powerful ACE 10 power bank. If you play a lot of apps on your phone, need a power bank for international travel, or just want to make sure your devices last through a long day out, read on!
If you follow my Twitter, you’ll know I’ve spent the past week catching up with Mr. Sushi’s family in Sydney. In between eating and shopping, I’ve been chatting with one of my sister-in-laws and learned that she’s also dived into the world of blogging! Her site, Lychee Parfait, is all about food and travel in Sydney in Japan, and I guarantee her posts will leave you very hungry.
Lychee Parfait has a lot of write-ups on sights I’ve been to but never posted about myself, such as Kiyomizudera, so if you’ve ever wanted to go to Japan and enjoy Asian cuisine, definitely check it out. Sydney residents may even find a new eatery or two to try out while you’re at it!