Sharing Images and Insights from Japan

Hello Corvias Family,

Today, I am sharing my recent trip to Japan, the first vacation I’ve taken as a young adult.  International trips are no easy thing, they take a lot of time, planning, and funds.  I am grateful for the opportunity and the ability to travel.  I spent ten days in Kyoto for no better reason than my friends and I wanted to.  By sheer coincidence, I wound up going at the height of cherry blossom season (hanami), and Japan loves itself some cherry blossoms (sakura).

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Life as an Army Brat Overseas

When I first arrived in Italy as a ten year old, I was expecting a tidal wave of culture shock. We were heading towards Vicenza, a city outside of Venice, for a three-year assignment with SETAF and the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and I wasn’t sure I was ready for the Italian experience. I think I envisioned myself riding a gondola on my way home from school, with a quick stop at the piazza after a pick-up soccer game to pick up some spaghetti for dinner.

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