TSM FAVE THINGS : DECEMBER – My Favorite Food Stops in Tokyo

Last December, in the midst of the craziness of Manila during the holiday season, I decided to make a “quick escape” with the family to take a breather and to just “chill” — literally and figuratively! My little food business, TASTE BY GRACE HOME was doing well, which also meant there was a barrage of… Continue reading TSM FAVE THINGS : DECEMBER – My Favorite Food Stops in Tokyo

My First 3 Trips in 2017 : Niseko, Kyoto and Osaka

This trip to Japan which started off in Niseko followed by Kyoto and Osaka is my first big trip in 2017. It is my first as we left on the first day of the new year, on January 1st at that! They say that is the best way to start the year rolling!

How to Travel Around the World — With Kids In Tow!

My family loves to travel, as documented on this blog. Maybe it’s more accurate to say that I passed on this love for exploration to our children, making travel a regular part of our lives and something we look forward to each time. As much as traveling can be exciting and full of promise, it’s… Continue reading How to Travel Around the World — With Kids In Tow!

Magical Kyoto: Its Scenic Streets and Enchanting Bamboo Grove

We have come to the end of our journey in Japan, here in beautiful Kyoto. Here, we were met with the prettiest streets and the symbolic architecture of Machiya houses. These are traditional wooden townhouses that, while found all over Japan, are most prominent in Kyoto – known as the country’s historical capital. Machiya houses are… Continue reading Magical Kyoto: Its Scenic Streets and Enchanting Bamboo Grove

Osaka: Bright Lights and Good Food

When in Japan, make use of the efficient systems in place. We left Tokyo for Osaka on the Shinkansen train, also known as the bullet train. This line is the transportation artery that links Japan’s three largest metropolitan areas: Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.

L’Effervescence: A French Japanese Dinner in Tokyo

My last post about our Tokyo trip looked like a food journal, and I couldn’t help it – food is always a big part of my itinerary! I did skip one restaurant purposely though, because I believe the meal I had here deserves to be highlighted separately. This is the dinner we had in the French restaurant,… Continue reading L’Effervescence: A French Japanese Dinner in Tokyo

Tokyo Adventures: Food and More

Tokyo. The capital of Japan. The city where the ultra-modern is set alongside the traditional.

Ten Things To Do In Sapporo

Remember my last post about Sapporo where I talked about My Top Food Experiences? Here is the continuation … But this time I talk to Stephanie Zubiri of www.thegypsetters.net to talk about my favorite things to do while in Sapporo. Click this link to head over to The Gypsetter site and read My Top 10 Things… Continue reading Ten Things To Do In Sapporo

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