Attending the Sake Festival in Japan

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Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan | TheBlogAbroad.com
Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan

There are so many reasons why Japan is my favorite country in the world, from their collective mannerism, to their nearly 100% literacy rate, to their stunning fashion, to their overall dedication to excellence.

When I think about my childhood, Nintendo64, Yoshi, Pokemon, and Sailor Moon come to mind. My guide immediately exclaimed, “Ooooh, you’re that generation.” Haha!…

How I’m Going to Carnival in Brazil For Free!

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A reveller of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participates in the annual carnival parade at Rio de Janeiro
Photo Credit: REUTERS | Sergio Moraes

First of all, can we take a collective moment of silence for Brazil, a country that I’ve been longing to travel to and have heard so many wonderful things about?!

Brazil and its people are joyful, vibrant, and magnetic and I always told myself, if I had to pick a country twin — I’m pretty sure Brazil would be my look-a-like.…

10 Honest Thoughts At My First Music Festival | Ultra Europe in Split, Croatia

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Ultra Europe Music Festival | TheBlogAbroad.com

Let’s start by at least trying to ignore the fact that it took me 26 years to finally catch the rave (t’hehe) of a music festival.

You hear about these things, you see your friends upload photos at them, but you never really picture yourself actually attending one. At least I never did.

But all that changed thanks to an incredible opportunity to experience my first music festival with Busabout and dozens of other eager passengers, and I was so ready to finally sit with the cool kids — festival goers.…

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