10 Days in Japan: Itinerary for First Time Visitors

This 10 Days in Japan itinerary is designed to give you a taste of the major cities and some smaller locations for a bit of a breather. Let’s explore Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka Japan.

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How to shift to a feedback-craving mindset

We all find ourselves in unfavorable circumstances at some point during our careers. We have to learn to successfully navigate change, and we have to master the art of taking feedback.

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Knock out these two success-stealing phrases from your work

Do you ever say something so often it becomes automatic? It’s part of your talk track. A phrase you regurgitate when you encounter the same situation over and over. These pillars I once saw holding up my success were actually casting shadows on my achievements.

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Lessons from Grandma on Customer Experience

Last weekend I made my grandma’s oatmeal cookies for the first time. Typically, I’m not a big fan of oatmeal cookies, but these tasted like they were delivered from heaven just for you. It took me nearly 30 years to ask for the recipe, and when I finally had the directions to the magic in…

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Eat, See, Drink: Traveling solo for work in London

It can be intimidating to eat alone in a restaurant, drink solo at a bar, or sightsee without a buddy. And who will take your picture?? Don’t let the hesitation, or even fear, keep you in your hotel room. These London spots are solo-traveler friendly and allow you to see the best of London!

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Best desserts and sweet treats in London

Each time I visit London, there is always something new to explore, but I make it a priority to treat myself to a fun, sweet experience each trip. If you’re feeling a cool and creamy treat on a hot summer afternoon or a classic favorite with your morning coffee, this list will have something for…

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My first experience with Hipcamp

The long, gorgeous summer nights in the PNW mean the popular cabins and campsites book up fast–sometimes a year in advance! When you’re a spontaneous traveler, what do you do? So happy I found another option!

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5 pieces of career advice I wish I could master, faster

“If I land this dream job that’s over 3,000 miles away from home, would you be willing to do this with me?” I never thought I’d actually have to ask my husband this question. Here I am, 90 days later, living and working just outside Seattle. A new company, new role, and new city I’d only met during my interview. Without my usual support system and familiar faces to help guide me through this uncharted territory, I found myself reaching into my toolbox of career advice, daily. These are the pieces of advice I find myself calling on most often when I can’t call on my mentors.

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