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The Best Japanese Snacks My favorite Japanese snacks and candy, all available on Amazon. Not quite as awesome as jumping on a plane and filling my arms with junk food at the conbini, but significantly cheaper. (if you have to pick just one, go with the Matcha Kit-Kats!)

Weekend Wanderlust (vol 57)

- This is the world's oldest photo of Paris (!) - Best Smart Luggage for 2017 - This guy makes sweaters, then takes pictures of himself wearing the sweaters at those places - The other Hygge book - These Paris tours look amazing! - A surprisingly spacious tiny house in a trailer - The sleeping...

Weekend Wanderlust (vol 55)

- You should be following jsalto on Instagram - The Japanese museum of rocks that look like faces - The Secret History of Twin Peaks - A Swedish hostel with incredible style - This fall smoothie sounds amazing (it needs booze, but still sounds amazing) - Of course Japan is considering building a hot...
- Gorgeous photos of a steamship ride down the Nile river - Why did no one tell me "Dessert Detective" was a career option? - On your calendar for November: there's a festival in London devoted to the internet of cats - Touching short documentary about a Japanese retiree who devotes his...
I just came across Sasaki-Yohinten on Etsy, and their creative re-working of vintage clothing is cool enough, but they're also one town over from where I taught in Japan! Strange to see a shop from an obscure Japanese town and say "Hey, I've been there." Anyways, they make clothing from...

Weekend Wanderlust (vol 48)

- Yurts and miniature donkeys? Yeah, I'm in. - Letter sent to Iceland farm with hand-drawn map instead of address gets there anyway - Good on paper, but I'll be the crazy lady you hear in the next room swearing at thin air - I've seen these awesome photos in the blogosphere...
What are you up to this weekend? It's my birthday this weekend, but it will be pretty laid back since we're jetting off to Vegas next weekend! - I frequently see things like this and fantasize about planning a themed trip, but really, who could argue with a soft serve...
- Colorfully edited photos of Botswana's flora - The secret apartments of New York libraries - Gorgeous leather travel cases that I don't need, but enjoy gazing at - I find something weirdly charming about hideous public transport upholstery, but might not go quite as far as this designer - An incredible storefront...
- French Retro Futurism as told by 1950s Chocolate Wrappers - Just gonna leave this here in case anyone finds it useful ;) - 1980s summer days on Staten Island - Hans Christian Andersen Museum Will Be Inside a Fairy Tale Hedge Maze - NPR wrote about all the Japanese wonderfulness in my...
- A compelling read over at Legal Nomads on the trials (and spiders!) of a 10 day silent meditation course - A timelapse train trip through India - Just started reading Bill Bryson's new book, and I'm dying for a hike in the English countryside - I know it seems like "photos...