How to Pack: Summer in Japan

I am traveling to Japan this summer with a group from the school where I work! I am so excited to get to explore this beautiful country. After doing a ton of research, I have compiled a list of things that are essentials to pack for this time of year.

I will be traveling with a large group (around 35 people), and we will be traveling all over the country. It is a good idea to think about what size suitcase you should bring based on the length of your trip, as well as the convenience of dragging said suitcase all over the country, especially if you are in a large group.

Here are my tips for what you should pack for your summer trip to Japan!

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Book Review: Zora Books Her Happy Ever After

Zora Books Her Happy Ever After by Taj McCoy ~ 336 pages ~ to be published on April 25, 2023 by Mira

Goodreads Synopsis:

Zora has committed every inch of her life to establishing her thriving DC bookstore, making it into a pillar of the community, and she just hasn’t had time for romance. But when a mystery author she’s been crushing on for years agrees to have an event at her store, she starts to rethink her priorities. Lawrence is every bit as charming as she imagined, even if his understanding of his own books seems just a bit shallow. When he asks her out after his reading, she’s almost elated enough to forget about the grumpy guy who sat next to her making snide comments all evening. Apparently the grouch is Lawrence’s best friend, Reid, but she can’t imagine what kind of friendship that must be. They couldn’t be more different.

But as she starts seeing Lawrence, and spending more and more time with Reid, Zora finds first impressions can be deceiving. Reid is smart and thoughtful—he’s also interested. After years of avoiding dating, she suddenly has two handsome men competing for her affection. But even as she struggles to choose between them, she can’t shake the feeling that they’re both hiding something—a mystery she’s determined to solve before she can find her HEA.

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Travel Tips: Summer in Japan

I am traveling to Japan in the summer of 2023! I am so excited, and I have, therefore, been doing a ton of research on what you should know about traveling in Japan.

We are in a post-pandemic world (for the most part) so a lot of the restrictions have been lifted at this point. After scouring blogs, YouTube and TikTok, I have compiled a list of things to know about traveling in Japan. We will be traveling in the summer (June, the rainy season), so some of my tips will be catered to that time of year.

If you are planning to travel to Japan this summer, check out these travel tips so you won’t make any typical tourist blunders and can be super prepared!

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Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2023

This month I read a total of 10 books! I am at 33 books read so far, so I am definitely on track to hit my goal of 100 books for the year. I am, once again, doing a ton of different reading challenges, so I will be including those in my monthly wrap-ups as well.

Let’s get into it!

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