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You can’t do what I’m doing without having some incredible people in your corner. I will be forever grateful to family, friends and colleagues who encouraged me to pursue this dream.

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What happens when you return home after traveling the world for a year? That, in itself, is a new adventure!

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While visitors were stampeding toward the more popular shrines and temples, I had these beauties all to myself!

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Thousands of waving cats welcome you to this off-the-beaten-path temple.

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One city with two messages: The horrors of nuclear weapons, and a call for global peace.

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I love spending time in Tokyo, but there are plenty of other sightseeing goodies just a bullet train ride away.

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Thousands of torii gates make this Shinto shrine Kyoto’s biggest, and most beautiful, attraction. I enjoyed my second visit even more than the first!

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I go mad for Macaques at the Iwatayama Monkey Park near Kyoto.