Across the bay from St. Pete is Tampa, where I spent two nights with two recent Florida transplants, my cousin Matt and his wife Saori. They graciously treated me to the best food I have had so far in the tour: a home-cooked Japanese feast. Not once, but twice.

It was a blast to catch up with my family in their new home and eat some truly delicious food. (My mouth is actually watering as I type this…)

Arigatō, Matt and Saori!