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Category Archive: travel

When Your Dad is Cooler Than You

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. My dad is 83. He is one of those people who make you say “83 is the new 63.” He’s always been cool in the sense that my… Continue reading

Day 6 Osaka and Hilo

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This is our last morning in Osaka.  Although I am sleeping later than 4 and 5 a.m., I still wake up before the rest of my family. I ventured away from the convenience… Continue reading

Day 5 Osaka–Shopping and Family

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If you are looking for affordable places to eat in Japan, one such place is Yoshinoya. They are open 24-hours a day and have affordable and quick service. We sometimes visit it for breakfast… Continue reading

Day 4 Osaka–Cup Noodle Museum

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We took a day trip to Ikeda city today. Ikeda city is home to the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum. There is one in Yokohama, I think.  We went to the one in… Continue reading

Day 3 in Osaka–Aquarium and Dr. Stretch

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It is day 3 and I still woke up before 5 a.m.  I went to Lawson’s for breakfast while the rest of my family slept.  This time, I got a melon-pan, katsu-don, katsu… Continue reading

Day 2–Fushimi Inari and Arashiyama in Kyoto

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I thought that the lack of sleep I had on my first night in Japan would have gotten me on Japan time quicly, but on the second morning, I still woke up at… Continue reading

(Night and) Day 1 in Osaka

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, our AirAsia flight from Honolulu to Osaka was delayed. Instead of arriving at 7:30 p.m., we arrived at 9:30 p.m. After getting into the airport, we easily found… Continue reading

Hilo to Honolulu–Waikiki, Whisky, and Family

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We took a quick trip to Oahu the day before our trip to Osaka so we could have some time to visit my super-cute and very “healthy” nephew, Max. Max’s grandma greeted us… Continue reading

AirAsia from Honolulu to Osaka

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Did you hear about the AirAsia airfare sale from Honolulu to Osaka for $99? I did and I got caught up in the frenzy of trying to get to Japan for $99 each… Continue reading

How I Spent Three Days in the Big Apple

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Wendy contacted me on a Monday to see if I would be interested in joining her that weekend on an impromptu trip to one of my favorite cities–New York City.  We did some quick… Continue reading