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Epic Travel Destinations You Don’t Want to Miss This Year

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Books on Japanese Culture You Should Read Before You Go

Whether you’re planning a trip to Japan or simply wish to learn more about the country, there are tons of resources and guides available. Reading books on Japanese culture and history are [...]

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Ten Ways Your Family Can Discover Singapore

<<< Guest post by Astrid Vinje >>> The city of Singapore has always held a special place in my heart. As a kid living in Southeast Asia, Singapore was like a shining city on the [...]

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Vietnam: 100 Unusual Travel Tips and a Guide to Living and Working There, a Q&A with author Barbara Adam

Do you love guidebooks? Sure you do. Whenever you go to a bookstore (yes, bookstores still exist) you can’t help wandering over to sniff the spines of books that take you to places like [...]

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The Gates of Fushimi in Southern Kyoto with Kids in Japan

Orange, orange everywhere, I hummed to myself. The color was a bit overwhelming, but also mesmerizing. I remember wishing I’d had an orange M&M to compare the color too. Or an orange crayon. [...]

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All’s Quiet On The Philosopher’s Walk in Kyoto Japan

It was quiet. Too quiet. Once we left the Silver Pavilion, the crowds thinned out and we were left to stroll a path thousands of people had taken over the years. For this city girl, the quiet is [...]

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Yakisoba, Hot Plates and Baby Fingers in Kyoto Japan

My son constantly surprises. Some days he will eat only bread, the next he wants only meat. When we were in Japan, he changed his mind every hour it seemed. We happened upon a little okinomiyaki [...]

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Family Time at the Golden Pavilion and Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto Japan

Family time for us means just that. We are a family. Mike and I work hard. Mike especially. He does not get to see Dek and I that much during the week when he is working late nights at the end of [...]

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Kid-Friendly Eating in Japan

It may sound crazy, but my 21-month-old son cannot get enough Japanese food. In China, Dek barely touch anything other than bread and watermelon. Before we left for Asia he hardly ate rice, let [...]

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A Rainy Day in Gion with Kids while traveling in Kyoto Japan

For whatever reason, I never check the weather when we are on vacation. I just assume it will be blue skies and sun no matter what. I’m on vacation after all. Nothing should ever go wrong (yes, I [...]

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