Travel and Transit

Asia, Japan, Travel and Transit

Riding Around Tokyo on the Yamanote Line

Despite the fact that I don’t speak or read Japanese, I find Tokyo to be a very easy city to get around. That’s largely due to the efficient train service provided by its network of trains and subways. One line in particular does a great job of taking tourists and residents around the city – because it literally goes around the city. In this post we’ll take a look at the Yamanote Line, and get a feel for some of my favorite neighborhoods along the line. What Is the Yamanote Line? The Yamanote Line (山手線 or Yamanote-sen in Japanese) runs through […]

Africa, Destination, Travel and Transit

Planning A Trip to Africa

Planning a trip to Africa, and then taking that trip, is a “bucket list” item for a lot of people (myself included!)…but it’s not like flying to Florida or driving to Detroit! I was finally able to fulfill a life dream when my wife and I visited Kenya and Tanzania for a nine-day safari. I’ve written some about our trip (more posts coming!)…but I’ve also gotten a lot of questions about the process of planning a trip to Africa. Many people have said they don’t know where to start – so I decided to provide some advice on planning a […]