Wordless Wednesday: Faces of Japan

Like most everyone, I’ve had Japan on the brain since last Friday’s earthquake, tsunami and now nuclear power plant situations. I devout today’s Wordless Wednesday to some of the people I met along the way during my Oct. 2004 trip to Japan. I extend my thoughts and prayers to the Japanese people.

Woman at a Flower Nursery in Japan
Woman at a Flower Nursery
Learning to Play the Koto in Japan
Learning to Play the Koto
Kimono Seamstress, Shizuoka, Japan
Kimono Seamstress, Shizuoka, Japan
Curious School Children in Japan
Curious School Children
Couple Relaxes at a Temple in Japan
Couple Relaxes at a Temple
More Curious School Kids, Nara, Japan
More Curious School Kids, Nara, Japan
One of Our Trip Coordinators, Yamanashi, Japan
One of Our Trip Coordinators, Yamanashi, Japan


Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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