Trout Lake, Washington

When planning this extensive road trip, there were a handful of must-see places we had on our wish list.  Trout Lake near Mount Adams was high on that list, and…

Adventures in Aomori

Playing outside is one of my necessities  in life.  I enjoy it for all the physical aspects – the knowledge that yes, my body is capable and strong; for the…

Mountain Munchies

One of the unique aspects about living in the inaka (rural Japan) is the emphasis on collecting and eating wild edibles, both from the sea and the mountainside.  It was…

Dress For the Job You Want

And if the job you want is as a professional skier in the Japan boom-time 80s, then you’ve come to the right place.  In fact, as stylish and fashion-forward as…

Ho Ho Hokkaido

**Greetings, Go Girl readers – I’m happy to be here!  Tune in the last Sunday of every month to check out more tales of gripping suspense and titillating adventure in…