Mackenzie Jervis

A Wandering Scribbler

Travel, hiking, life

Importance of Self-Care


Japan, Asia, and beyond with kids in tow


Travel writing, fiction, blogging, journalling, and more



Mountains, gear, and advice for the outdoors


Perspective from travelers currently calling Japan “Home”

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A Very Basic Guide to Japanese

A Very Basic Guide to Japanese

If you’re heading to Japan it’s really important to learn at least a little of the language.  Not only will it help you better interact with people, but it’ll be easier to navigate your way around the world.  While Tokyo usually has important signs in both...

January Favorites

January Favorites

Here we are with another monthly favorites post.  I love reading what other people are into, probably weird, but I thought I would hop on this trend both to capture what I'm loving at the moment and to give others ideas of new products (or non-physical things)...

2020 Travel Wishlist

2020 Travel Wishlist

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1. Hiking and Mountaineering

Where to hike, how to prep, what to bring.

2. Travel Tips

What to do in Japan or anywhere in the world you might find yourself.

3. Japan

All that I’ve learned and compiled while living in Japan.

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