Toky-oh-no

In some respects, cities are like people. There are some with whom you immediately click, and others that take a little more time to warm up to. For me, Tokyo fell into the latter category. The trickiest thing about Toyko for me was its sheer size. The city is over…

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Onward and Upward

I didn't exactly choose to be candid about my mental illness; I was dragged to it kicking and screaming. In late 2012, I began to spiral downward so much that my problems were beginning to bleed into both my personal and professional lives. The spillover was accelerated when a well-meaning…

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Chilling like a Vil...nius

A place my friends called random became my favorite city. The prevailing reaction when I told people I was planning a trip to Vilnius was “wow, random.” It certainly seemed an odd choice to my friends whose dream vacations usually took place in Paris, Milan, or Barcelona. While I definitely…

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