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Monday, August 21, 2017

Tokyo Geek's Guide Book Review

The complete title to the book is Tokyo Geek's Guide: Manga, Anime, Gaming, Cosplay, Toys, Idols & More - The Ultimate Guide to Japan's Otaku Culture. I recently received a copy for review from the publisher, Tuttle Publishing. I've always wanted to visit Tokyo, and while I've technically been there, it was only a stopover in the airport, I don't really count myself as a visitor just yet.

The book itself is a sort of travel guide. It introduces you to Tokyo, the world's largest city, nearly double the size of New York City, which currently sits in second place. Before delving into the different neighborhoods of Tokyo, the book introduces you to the different geeky universes. This is where the subtitle comes into play really... manga, anime, gaming, etc... They're all part of the "otaku" culture there. Otaku is like a geek or a nerd. Where a band might have a groupie who is obsessed with their music, otaku is more someone obsessed with some geeky aspect of Japanese culture.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Best Places to Travel in 2017

All year we are looking forward to our vacation, and of course, we want to spend it great. It’s always a dilemma which destination to choose – whether to book a flight to Boston or Europe. In this article, you will read about the four most popular tourist destinations this year and choose the one you like the most.

Outdoor Get Togethers Giveaway

Here's a trio of prizes available for one winner. Open to US residents only and ending on 9/10. Good luck.

Outdoor Get Togethers Giveaway! 3 Prizes ~ 1 Winner! @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Outdoor Get Togethers Giveaway!

There is 1 winner for this giveaway. 1 Lucky Winner will receive all 3 prizes pictured above!
This is part of our Back To School Gift Guide, so please check it out!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views


Easter Babe’s Theory

Peyton’s Momma

Java John Z’s

Teach My Yoga Mat Set – Hop & Learn Giveaway


Now let’s get to the sponsors!

$100 Ottica Gift Card Giveaway

Here's a gift card giveaway for a place I don't typically see. And, the giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. Open through 9/3. Good luck.

Enter the $100 Giveaway. Ends 9/3 Open US/CA

Ottica is a premier vendor of online prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. With so many high end brands to choose from, like Burberry, RayBan, Coach, Versace and so many more, you will be giddy with excitement. Their state-of-the-art virtual try-on feature will help you find the perfect frames for your face. It's so easy, and there are reps sanding by to help you with any aspect of the process. Check out today

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Toddy Gear Prize Pack Giveaway

When I first saw the picture associated with the giveaway, I thought the prize was some kind of baby blanket. Instead, the prize is some tech gear for your phone. Open to US residents only, you have through 8/29 to enter. Good luck.
Enter the Toddy Gear Prize Pack Giveaway. Ends 8/29
Sponsored by Toddy Gear and Hosted by It's Free at Last
Tech gear doesn't have to be boring! With Toddy Gear it can be stylish, fun, and functional! This fun, energetic bubblegum design t is the perfect design for back to school season.