Adventuring the World

Living abroad and sharing the journey. Travel Guides, tips, and reviews!

Welcome to Maris Around the World

I am currently living, working, and studying Japanese in Fukuoka, Japan! (Where’s Fukuoka you ask? Here are a few posts to learn about this wonderful part of Japan!)

During my years abroad, I have found a love for finding the lesser-known gems of the places I visit, either surrounded by locals and getting to learn about their lives, or peacefully immersed in nature – on a hike or on a bike.

Itoshima Sakurai Shrine
White plum blossoms Maizuru Park Fukuoka, Japan

Here you will find stories, musings, travel guides, and more – all culled from my personal experiences of living abroad. From a true travel enthusiast to another, I hope you enjoy!

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In addition to travel writing and photography, I design apparel and products! These items have been inspired by my time abroad and feature original illustrated designs in collaboration with himarucreates.

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