This year I embarked on one of the most important trips of my life: Japan. I was off to find my people. I was also traveling with my boyfriend and his family. The ultimate goal of the trip was to climb to the top of Mt. Fuji, and since we were climbing a little off season, we had to pray for good weather. We toured Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto and Hiroshima with GAP Adventures and then spent the last couple of days on our own in Osaka. Now what can I say other than this was the most amazing trip EVER. I absolutely love Japan and felt at home. I loved the big city vibe and style of Tokyo, the quiet shrines of Nikko, the food in Kyoto, the history in Hiroshima and the youth of Osaka. We made it to the top of Mt. Fuji, where my boyfriend proposed by the crator. The journey was surreal to say the least. I found my people, and I can’t wait to go back.
Check out my essay on sushi here