Dennis A. Amith

A Lifestyle, Personal Style and Travel Blog

The One about Kaz and Mariko Yamaguchi’s Honeymoon Video

Today’s Travel Inspiration blog post goes to Kaz and Mariko Yamaguchi. The couple traveled to 48 countries in 400 days and through their honeymoon journey, Kaz and Mariko  took along a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone. Considering that Kaz doesn’t have much experience with the drone, what he was able to capture is simply amazing and inspirational. The couple documented their travels on their blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and also released a book (available on […]

The One about Seattle’s Best Coffee – Breakfast Blend K-Cups

Before Seattle’s Best Coffee became a subsidiary coffee retailer owned by Starbucks, going back as far as 1969, Seattle’s Best Coffee was an ice cream and coffee shop known as Wet Whisker based in northwest Seattle. Founder Jim Stewart would purchase green coffee beans from local roasters to be roasted and he sold them at Wet Whisker.  As the shop was sold in 1970, Jim Stewart and his brother Dave opened another ice cream and […]

The One about Christmas Shopping in Japan

While Christmas means different things for people in America.  For those who are religious, look at Christmas as the day Jesus Christ was born, while others look at Christmas as a holiday of gift-giving and that time of the year where you get several days off and spend time with family and/or friends. In Japan, while Christmas is similar in terms of the latter, they also adopted the Christmas shopping fever that is done in […]

The One about Christmas in Japan

On November 1st in Japan, the day after Halloween, Japan immediately goes into Christmas mode. By mid-November, major locations start to become key areas boasting “illumination” (this is a term you will see often in Japan to describe the many lights you see). Walking by a KFC, you will see Colonel Sanders in a Santa Outfit (Kentucky Fried Chicken has become a Christmas tradition for many families) and if anything, Christmas is just a wonderful […]

The One about Pancontomate Pasta House in Shimokitazawa

In several cities in Tokyo, one can find a Pancontomate Pasta House restaurant. A chain of Italian-inspired restaurants which opened in Japan back in 1981 and known for their 2.5mm noodles.  But the name “Pan Con Tomate” is actually a simple Spanish snack which is a Spanish-style toast with olive oil, garlic on bread with ripe grated tomatoes and a sprinkle of sea salt. Popular for their Italian dishes, one of the things I wanted […]