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Blog Update: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going Next…

We’re back from Japan and gearing up for a big year. In this post, I want to run through a variety of topics looking back at last year and forward to this year, covering where the blog is going next. Mostly, I want to “think aloud” a bit, tossing around some ideas, explaining my rationale, […]

Ultimate Los Angeles City Guide

Los Angeles is one of the greatest cities in the world. This guide to L.A. will provide you with tips to plan a vacation to the city, including things to do in Los Angeles, transportation suggestions, where to eat in L.A., hotel options, and more. As Southern California locals, we’ll provide you insider tips, so […]

Brickers’ Fall & Winter Japan Trip Report

Konnichiwa from Japan! During our trip, we made stops at Mount Fuji, Nagoya, Hiroshima, and Osaka before arriving in Kyoto. We’ve already posted photo-heavy installments of this trip report from Tokyo through Nagoya, and will have the other parts of the report soon. (Last updated January 2, 2018.)  This post basically just functions as a […]

Universal Studios Japan Tips & Strategy

In this guide to Universal Studios Japan, we’ll offer tips & tricks for visiting this very popular theme park in Osaka. Due to its location, size, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, USJ is an incredibly busy park. In other words, these tips for visiting are essential for avoiding crowds at Universal Studios Japan…so […]

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Travelers

Wondering what to get the travel enthusiast in your life, or what to add to your own Christmas list? Our holiday gift guide features the coolest travel gadgets, inspirational travel books, and other must-have travel accessories. From luggage to comfy “tourist pants,” we’ve got something for everyone here. On this list, we have a mix of […]

2017 Japan Fall Colors & Autumn Foliage Report

After spending the last couple of weeks roaming around Japan photographing fall colors, we’re now in Kyoto for the height of its autumn leaf viewing. In this post, we’ll share some autumn foliage forecasts for places throughout Japan, including Tokyo, Miyajima, Hiroshima, Himeji, Hikone, and Mount Fuji. After that, we’ll look at specific temples and […]

Winter Hiking Packing List

Planning a winter trip to a place with cold weather? Wondering what to pack to stay warm for your hike or photography expedition? This post has you covered! Growing up in the snow belt of Michigan where the “Lake Effect Snow Machine,” as our local weatherman typically called it and attending college just south of […]

Tips for Trollstigen: Norway’s Troll Path

Trollstigen (also known as the Troll’s Path or Road) is a winding mountain drive in Norway’s Reinheimen National Park that takes visitors through hairpin turns of the Trolltindene mountain range. In this post, we’ll share our report from the Troll’s Path, tips for Trollstigen, and our photos from deep within Norway’s troll country! If you’re unfamiliar […]

Hiking to Norway’s Pulpit Rock: Photos & Tips

Hiking to Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) is one of Norway’s most popular things to do, and is a great experience from Stavanger. In this post, we’ll share photos, our hike report, tips for how to do this hike as a cruise port activity, and much more. The hike to Preikestolen is moderately difficult, with well-marked trails that are […]

Great Food We’ve Eaten in Los Angeles (Fall 2017)

Given the popularity of our first “Great Food We’ve Eaten in Los Angeles” post, a sequel was a foregone conclusion. What can we say…we’ve learned something from spending so much time in Hollywood? In this post, share more of the great L.A. restaurants at which we’ve recently dined, with food photos, and recommendations in terms […]