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A week in Hokkaido, Japan (Video)

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Just a few weeks ago, I took my first paid vacation since 2012. Call me spoiled, but even though I was heading to Japan it was only for a short 7 days. Traveling for two years without any time restrictions really spoiled me. Nevertheless, Vanessa and I got to meet and travel for the week with one of our favorite traveling buddy Keith, who is currently cycling around Japan.

I thought I would go nuts on spending money for this vacation now that I am getting a paycheck every two weeks, but I still miss the backpacking lifestyle. Vanessa and I still travel the cheapest way as possible. We feel that it is more exciting and definitely make any trips more memorable.

To break down our cost for the week a bit...

Car rental for 7 days including insurance - $470 USD
Food and Gas- $300 USD
Flight from Tokyo to Sapporo for 2- $189 USD RT

Total= $959 for two people for the week.

Not too bad considering it is Japan. Of course, if time wasn't a factor, $1000 USD would probably last us a whole mon…

Life in Cali. (VIDEO)

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It's been a long eight months since I've updated my travel blog. Lots have happened since then. Here is just a quick update on what I have been up to since I moved to Sunnyvale, CA.

- House we are living in at the moment. Going to sign one more year lease up until Oct 2016.



- Worked at a Waffle truck full time for 3 months and now workng to part time. Delicious Waffles!

- Went on a few interviews for IT jobs. Got offered three jobs. Accepted an offer with a global wide
  company. Now working as a Client System Admin. Able to start saving for my next adventure.

- Went on some really great climbing/ road trips already in Northern California. Places such as             Bishop,  Napa, and various places that are only a couple of hours drive from home. Climbing trip in   Bishop





- I had my old 1996 Honda Accord shipped from Florida to CA for $1,000 USD. Drove it for about
  six months before I decided that I didn't want to put anymore money into fixing it.

- Bought a new used ca…