Archive of ‘Oh, The Places’ category

The Almost Snow Monkey Experience

By Alicia Courtney

When Yasuko and Aya visited Hawaii they asked us what we were most looking forward to seeing and doing in Japan.  At that point we hadn’t really done any research or had had time to think about all we wanted to do.  We did know we wanted to see the snow monkeys.  We got out […]

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The Disappearing Mt Fuji and Onsen

By Alicia Courtney

So there I was standing completely naked with four Japanese women holding a towel just slightly bigger than a hand towel.  Two of the women were our friends Kayoko and Michiko.  Apryl wasn’t able to get in the onsen since pregnant women are not supposed to soak in such hot temperatures.  (Although Japanese women still […]

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Tales From the Trip

By Alicia Courtney

Last night I got naked and soaked in a natural hot spring with a bunch of Japanese women.  How’s that for an opening line in a blog post?  Now that I have shocked half of you, intrigued a few and caused at least 3 of my relatives to pass out… let me catch you up on a […]

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A Vlog Recap – Japan is awesome

By Alicia Courtney

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Words cannot describe how amazing Japan is.  I haven’t really had any time to blog because we have been so busy.  We have two DSLR cameras and the new Nikon my parents got us for Christmas so you can imagine  the amount of photos we have to sort through.  So I thought I would take […]

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Our Arrival to Japan and 2012!

By Alicia Courtney

I’m writing to you with a belly full of traditional Japanese New Year’s foods and a sake induced headache.  The past few days have been full of meeting new people, trying new foods and learning about a culture that is fascinating and very different from our own. When Chris and I boarded China Airlines I […]

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Mahalo for the Memories

By Alicia Courtney

I wasn’t sure if being married would be any different than how we were before.  But I definitely tried to be a better companion.  I started out being Mrs. Courtney with an influx of cooking new meals and trying to dress up more for my husband.  That lasted until every “new” dinner adventure burnt or […]

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A Life Without Borders

By Alicia Courtney

Putting two adventurers together can be a little crazy.  If one adventurer marries another adventurer… well, then life gets interesting.  Let me take you back to the first time Chris and I went out to dinner.  It wasn’t a planned date per-say. I needed help with creating a website so I thought I would call […]

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Our Wedding

By Alicia Courtney

This past weekend, my parents sat around a fire with my aunt and uncle reminiscing about our wedding.  My Uncle Ted said, “You can tell people all about the wedding.  You can describe all the details.  But you have no idea how special it was unless you were there.  It was so spiritual and you […]

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Twas the Night Before Our Wedding

By Alicia Courtney

Our rehearsal was a perfect day by itself.  I spent the majority of the morning at the pool with my bridesmaids and mom just relaxing and laughing. Like I’ve said before, our wedding wasn’t a stressful affair.  The planning was so much fun and even though there were challenges (like living 4,000 miles away from […]

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This Could Be A Thanksgiving Post

By Alicia Courtney

I know, I know. I need the wedding blog post.  I am just super overwhelmed with the thought of putting the words and images in my head from that day down in a blog post.  But we did just get our professional photos sooo it shall be soon.  I have had so many good blog […]

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