|Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens|
No Problem!!! I'm blogging about it right now!! I know, if you follow my blog you are saying to yourself "What is he thinking? He just writes about cheap fun in South Florida". True. That's how I manage to save money and travel the world. In the last several years, and in no particular order.... London, Paris, Norway, Iceland, Shetland, Faroe Islands, Ireland, Scotland, Costa Rica, San Francisco, Yosemite, Alaska, Dallas, Asheville, Vancouver, and thousands of driving miles with visits to little towns all along the way. I like nature because I live surrounded by metropolitan areas but I have no fear of exploring the urban jungles of the world.
My Blog has a regular, world wide following - Red Nomad Oz from Australia and TexaGermiNadian currently residing in Finland, as well as my friends and family and 10's of random hits from around the US and the world each day. But hey - that could shoot up with proper marketing. Say like winning Free Round-trip Tickets to Japan!!! Unlike many bloggers, I seek out the best things in life, the simple pleasures, the most fun for the buck, and love to blaze the trail for those that want to follow.
In addition to this blog, I have a Facebook account and a Flickr account. My go to travel camera is the Nikon D70. The camera is great but the photographer still has a bit to learn. The percentage of post-able photos goes up each trip so that's a plus.
Let's talk about my next big travel adventure. I was planning to head to Italy on a 14 day tour this year but I have a daughter in college and in need of a car. That took financial precedence. Japan has certainly been on my bucket list. My parents went several years ago and came back with glowing reports. I can manage a trip/tour but add to that a flight half way around the world and Japan is just a little out of my reach. All things being made equal with once in a lifetime Free Round-trip Tickets - Japan suddenly goes right to the top of the travel list.
I am a big fan of sushi and have been for decades. I can eat an entire meal with chop sticks from salad to the last grain of rice. I tend to go for the baby octopus, sea urchin, eel, and anything I've never tried before. Eating will not be a problem for me in Japan. Sake might be. I'll stick with the Kirin Ichiban and Sapporo. My favorite meal at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is always the Bento Box lunch . The best sushi I've ever eaten was in Vancouver. Closer to the source I suppose.
I think that covers my qualifications for a free ticket. So where do I sign up? Who do I need to call? Which of my fans can help me out here? Most important - Who wants to go with me?