Walking in fear verses Stepping out in Faith

Have you ever wanted a change that would drastically change things in your life? And has this desire for change been so bad that you make decisions that are not prudent because you just want out or in so bad? That's where I find myself today and I have been wrestling with myself for long. My fear for the unknown causing me to want to make decisions that could have a lasting adverse effect on the trajectory of my life.

A few days ago I reached a place where I just wanted to be out of a situation. I didn't care how, I just wanted to be out. I talked to a co-worker of mine about it and she was quick to point out the error in my thought process and for that I will be eternally grateful. It's always helpful when you have people who are not in your muck of things that can take an objective look and tell you to quickly hit the pause button before you make bad choices.

Is the Japan Rail Pass Worth It?

The answer is a resounding yes if you plan to visit different cities in Japan. If you are thinking of traveling to Kyoto from Tokyo and back just that round trip will cost you about $272. So you figure buying the seven day ordinary rail pass from between $270-$300 upfront will save you a lot of money.

I'll give you a breakdown of cost for our one week itinerary in Japan. Please note that this is just for the long hauls for day trips to Nara, Miyajima, Arayashiyama, Nikko and Tori we did not have to pay. We just showed our pass and they let us through. We did have to pay for inner city buses but it wasn't expensive especially for Kyoto where we got a day pass which saved us money also.