Japanese Food: From Tempura to Takoyaki

Traditional Japanese Breakfast

Japanese food, where clean eating meets culinary artistry. Where raw fish and pickled vegetables sit astride seaweed strands and tempura sculptures. Japan, the place where you can eat blowfish sashimi, octopus balls and cow rectum one evening, then follow it all up the next day with a 15-course meal that might qualify as one of the truly greatest eating experiences … [Read more...]

A Weekend Market in Paris, A Panorama

paris market

Ever go to a market expecting one thing, only to find something refreshingly different? That’s how it was with our visit to the Saturday morning market near Pont de l’Alma in Paris’ 16th arrondissement. It’s only a stone’s throw away from the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysee and a handful of Paris top ten sights. Given all this, we figured the market fancy, polished, and … [Read more...]

Still Summer to Busy Fall: September Speaking Appearances

Sailing into a Berlin sunset

We don't often write about upcoming conferences and projects (i.e., the business side of things), but many of you have expressed interest, so we're trying to make amends. We also understand that this blogging and business stuff isn't for everyone, so we won't be offended if you decide to head to our thoughts on Paris or Mt. Fuji instead.Days get shorter, nights … [Read more...]

A Long Summer Weekend in Paris, The Instagram Way

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Have you ever come away from a long weekend visiting a city, your map torn in half and frayed along the way? That's good old-fashioned map wear and tear, a sign that you've gotten lost many times. Sometimes you get to your original destination, sometimes you don't. Maybe you've found something else along the way, some unexpected discoveries.That's what makes the … [Read more...]

We Are All More Connected Than We Think

california

This is a short story in the form of a touching email I received recently. It demonstrates how life sometimes comes full circle in odd and delightful ways.When Dan and I recall all the unusual yet universal connections we've uncovered throughout our travels and life experiences, we often reflect on how "we're all more connected than we think." However, each time … [Read more...]