Surface Book 2 vs MacBook Pro
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Surface Book 2 vs MacBook Pro

Surface Book 2 MacBook Pro Innovative Elegant Powerful Build Quality Bad-ass Graphics Card Weaker Graphics Card Windows 10 macOS Flexible Productivity Gaming Greater App Store Selection Je ne sais Quois Better Preloaded Apps Snappy Operation Elegant Operation So many bugs you’ll need an exterminator Less buggy Fluid Animation   Surface Book 2 It’s hard not…

AirChina Review – Skip this Budget Airline
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AirChina Review – Skip this Budget Airline

  TL; DWTR (Too Long; Don’t want to Read) Don’t fly Air China. I should end the article there. I realize not everyone can afford expensive plane tickets, and a couple hundred dollars may make or break the difference for some budget travelers. We lived – if you CAN’T afford anything else, AirChina will be…

Suntory Brewery – Tokyo Japan
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Suntory Brewery – Tokyo Japan

America’s identity is growing around the craft brewery industry. 4 years ago in the Virginia Peninsula there were less than 10 small breweries. Now, there are over 50! And Virginia is not alone in this monstrous growth. Almost every month a new craft brewery opens, following Starbuck’s lead where there are two on every corner!…

Tenzan Onsen in Hakone
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Tenzan Onsen in Hakone

Verdict? Go to Tenzan Onsen! Have you ever wanted to bathe naked with a bunch of Japanese strangers? We didn’t either… until we got there. Tenzan is one of the few Onsen’s that allows bathers with tattoos. For those not familiar with an Onsen, it is a bathhouse where you enjoy the natural hot spas…

Life without a smartphone is SMART
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Life without a smartphone is SMART

The Curated Opinion; TL;DWtR: Disable all but the most important notifications. And when standing in line, bored, resist the urge to instinctually whip the phone out of your pocket. Instead, see what’s going on around you. Accept the feeling of boredom. Enjoy your surroundings. The Experience Last week I was involved in a severe motorcycle…

Arashiyama Monkey Park – Kyoto, Japan
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Arashiyama Monkey Park – Kyoto, Japan

Arashiyama Monkey Park One of my favorite places in Japan was Kyoto, and Arashiyama added to that experience. A beautiful, mountainous location overlooking the city of Kyoto, teeming with nature and wild life. Plenty of things to see and do, and if you want to hang out with some Monkey’s? You’ve come to the right…

JR Pass – Japan’s Rail Pass for Unlimited Travel
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JR Pass – Japan’s Rail Pass for Unlimited Travel

What is it? The JR Pass is a standing ticket that allows you to travel around Japan rail system without having to buy individual tickets for every journey. It grants you unlimited access to any JR operated train including the Shinkansen Bullet Trains which will zip you along the Japan country side to other cities…

Japan-isms and Tips
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Japan-isms and Tips

Tips Power outlets are the same as North America – no need for adapters if you’re from the States or Canada. If you rent a car, they drive on the left side of the road. Parking is rare and expensive – don’t bother renting a car. Get the JR Pass! You’ll save so much money…