Travel journal | Ben Cunningham

Travel journal

Kyoto
January 22, 2018
Shelley and I visited Kyoto. I haven’t had time to share all my thoughts about this trip, but check back soon! Monday 6 P.M. Lawson Tuesday 1 P.M. Omen Kodai-ji 3 P.M. Fushimi Inari Wednesday 1 P.M. Monkey Park Arashiyama Monkey Park Thursday 1 P.M. Nishiki Market Nishiki Market Gion...
Hiroshima
January 19, 2018
Shelley and I went to Hiroshima. I haven’t had time to share all my thoughts about this trip, but check back soon! Friday 3 P.M. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Children’s Peace Monument Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students Atomic Bomb Dome 5 P.M. Okonomiyaki Nagata-ya Saturday...
Tokyo
January 14, 2018
For our second big international trip together, Shelley and I headed to Japan for half a month. Guided by Shelley’s nightly itinerary builds, we started our fortnight exploring Tokyo’s most historical (and bizarre) cultural and gastro hubs. I haven’t had time to share all my thoughts about this trip, but...
Grinnell
November 22, 2017
Shelley and I visited my family home together for the first time. We spent our week away from New York celebrating Thanksgiving and exploring the towns where I was raised. Wednesday 11 P.M. Still Plugged In Des Moines International Airport (DSM) Thursday 1 P.M. Turkey Time Thanksgiving dinner Friday 1...
Cincinnati
August 4, 2017
After 23 years, I finally got my first wedding invite. I headed to Cincinnati for a compact weekend to celebrate my cousin’s marriage, experience my first rehearsal dinner, and introduce Shelley to my parents. Friday 12 P.M. Still Plugged In Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) Aloft Newport on the Levee...
Stockholm
July 5, 2017
Shelley and I continued our long holiday by flying to Stockholm for another four days. This leg of our adventure was a late addition to the itinerary after our companies extended our vacations into the late work week. We planned even less for our tour through the sentimental capital of...
København
July 1, 2017
Shelley and I decided to fly to Copenhagen during the long July 4 work holiday. I’ve had a sweet spot for Scandinavian noir for a few years, so the city has been on my list for awhile. We settled on the idea back in January and committed to flights not...