Okinawa: A Journey of Discovery



This July, I spent two amazing weeks on the Island of Okinawa, Japan.

Okinawa is incredibly different from mainland Japan, with its own climate, geography, cuisine, way of life and cultural traditions.

Along with six other travellers from the USA, UK, France, Russia, Germany and Australia, we met up in Okinawa to test our skills and learn from each other and the locals. Here are the first few videos of the series, including a promo, introduction of the cast, my challenge episode, and my own intro.

You can also find my bio here.

I haven’t posted much about my trip so far, but now that the videos are out, you can expect many blog posts to come about what we did!


Give them all a watch and let me know what you think!


PROMO / OKINAWA: A Journey of Discovery

A short intro to the series and the cast.


Episode 2. The Amazing Okinawa Photo Race

This was such a fun day. It was my first time really getting out of the city of Naha, and I loved seeing the countryside around Okinawa, including some of the most famous sites.

I travelled to four locations around the island, took an Instagram shot in each location, and returned to the group with my shots. They then had to split into teams of two (boys vs. girls) to recreate the images and make it back to a cave by 7pm.

Challenge on.


Meet Seattle / OKINAWA: A Journey of Discovery

A little note; I don’t normally talk about my personal stuff, so I’m still not entirely sure how they managed to break through my wall of personal-mouth-shutedness on this stuff… haha.

But, it’s true, I do spontaneously lick my best friend’s face on occasion. I’ll lick yours too.


Episode 1. Meet the Cast / Be. Okinawa

A detailed introduction to the series and each cast member, with visits to home towns.

I miss these guys so much.


Check out the links below for more videos, and stay tuned for new episodes every week.


Find the official webisodes website here
Watch all videos here

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7 Responses to “Okinawa: A Journey of Discovery”

  1. Caroline Eubanks
    September 30, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

    Such a clever concept! It turned out great. I’ll be watching the next few episodes.
    Caroline Eubanks recently posted..Travel Product I Love: Timbuk2 Aviator Backpack

    • Seattle Dredge
      October 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

      Yeah, it pretty cool! I’m excited to see them too 😀

  2. Danielle
    October 1, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

    Aw that looked like it was so much fun!! I’d love to see Japan some day. Not sure how i’d fare with all the fish around but I know my husband would like it lol.
    Danielle recently posted..Five Things you Should to Bring to Costa Rica

  3. Kait
    October 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    This opportunity looks amazing! I love the mini series and meeting the cast! How did you land this incredible experience?

  4. Viajero Peligro
    November 23, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    You have been an inspiration
    Sometime ago, I was wondering about going around the world. It was almost impossible but I did it leaving all behind.

    A yar ago I decided to became what I dreamed: a traveler. I searched for some information and found you. So I re-activate my blog, my passion about travel writing and photography. As you, I have the same goal: work for National Geographic.

    I still dont have a tattoo, because I want something special, something that no one ever wil had. When I see your tattoos and lifestyle, I tought “this is great”

    Its difficult to be involved in Mexico as fulltime travel blogger, but I will do. And I will like to have the same luck and opportunities as you.

    Thank you for being an inspiration, and to let us know you trough the Okinawa Experience.

  5. Will Tang
    January 16, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

    Hey Seattle!

    I just saw your tweet about this last night and I’ve been following. I know I’m a bit late to it all but amaze-balls! Looks like such an amazing trip. Okinawa is such a unique place to be as well. Totally envious!

    I do have a quick question for you though. How was it like being filmed and all of that? Was it awkward or did it become pretty natural for you once you got into it?


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