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My Most Intense Travel Experience of All

February 17, 2018
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This is it - number one in my book. You might think it would happen in a developing country like Peru or Indonesia, but in truth, the harshest day of travel happened as I was heading home to Seattle.
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I Have Become a Lazy Traveler

February 15, 2018
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If I'm no longer able to find any joy as a solo traveler, who will I become? I explore this question and others.
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My Most Intense Travel Experiences #2

February 14, 2018
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Needing to get back to the US for a wedding, I left work in Kagoshima Thursday afternoon. This is the story of the chaos that resulted from needing to party, delayed flights, and lax security.
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My Most Intense Travel Experiences #3

February 12, 2018
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My health has almost always kept me going from country to country. This is the only time it's outright stopped me.
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My Most Intense Travel Experiences #4

February 10, 2018
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Part one of my four-part series on crazy travel experiences I've had. This one involves me hitchhiking from Kagoshima to Nagasaki to run a half marathon, then make it all the way back before work on Monday.
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Poor Performance at Sano Marathon

December 10, 2017
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Though I didn't complete the Sano Marathon in my goal time or even close to it, it was good attempting to run a full 42.195 kilometers again.
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Ashikaga Takauji-ko Half Marathon

November 6, 2017
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This weekend, I ran my first race since returning to Japan seven months ago. How do events in Japan differ from those in the US?
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Training for a Marathon in Japan

October 25, 2017
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Running is incredibly popular in Japan, but that's not the reason why the country is better for me in terms of training for a marathon.
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Most Dreamers Don’t Succeed

October 11, 2017
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A splash of cold water right in the face to anyone who thinks they're going to be a moviestar, an Instagram model, or the next big sensation in any field.
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My Response to Unpaid Overtime in Japan

September 25, 2017
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The reason I oppose unpaid overtime in Japan isn't because it's time theft and highly illegal in the US, but contributes to the major problems facing the country today.
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