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East meets West means education on a Princess Cruise in Japan


Until I came aboard in Yokohama, I hadn’t thought much about the cruise experience being educational but here, with more than 1000 Japanese passengers, we westerners are getting a lesson in Japanese culture and food. more
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Returning to Tokyo after 60 years revives old childhood memories


Grant Heights sign circa 1974
60 years ago my father, a U.S. Air Force officer, moved his growing family to Japan for four years. So when we had the opportunity to visit Tokyo this month, I naturally thought of my childhood and wondered if we could try to find some of my old haunts. more
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Families trying falconry, the sport of kings


Falconry at the Greenbrier
We are at Ireland’s School of Falconry — the oldest in the country and home to more than 30 birds, including the always popular Dingle the owl. The school is located at Ashford Castle more
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At the Tokyo Fish Market: mixing culture and tradition in unique culinary ways


It is eight in the morning and we are at Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan’ largest. More than 15,000 people work here; international tourists line up in the early hours of the morning for the chance to watch the famous auctions of the fish, including the tuna. more
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A long flight to Japan – jet lag cured with spa treatment at Conrad Tokyo


The Mizuki Spa at the Conrad Tokyo is the largest spa of its kind in Tokyo and boasts Tokyo’s only true Hinoki bath. Treatments are inspired by the moon and the water. more
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Combining religion, education and culture at the Indy Children’s Museum


Astronaut Dave Wolf floating with Menorah Santa Clause Chris tree on MIR
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the largest children’s museum in the world, hopes to inspire children—and their families—to think about religion in new ways with the opening of National Geographic Sacred Journeys on Aug 29. more
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Jake and Tobey go on a Safari in Style in Tanzania


Tobey and Jake on Safari
Jake and Tobey Bill, ages 12 and 13 from Weston CT, went on a “Safari In Style” tour of Tanzania with the tour operator Abercrombie & Kent. They had heard great things about Africa and watched a few PBS specials about it, but nothing prepared them for what them saw and experienced in this amazing place. more
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On a multigenerational cruise with Windstar in Scotland


Windstar cruise map
The 91-year-old had chosen the Windstar Star Legend, a 212-passenger ship for a cruise with her 17-year-old grandson— one of three yachts without the line’s famous sails that the company has recently acquired from Seabourn more
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Enesi’s excellent adventure in the Dominican Republic – Part 2


Dancing in Santo Domingo (Enesi Domi photo)
Sixteen-year-old Enesi Domi shares his daily diary from a youth service experience in the Dominican Republic with the community service organization Rustic Pathways. This is the second of two installments. More than 5000 youths will go on Rustic Pathways service trips this year. more
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Enesi’s excellent adventure in the Dominican Republic – Part 1


Rustic Pathways group on way to work in Dominican Republic
Sixteen-year-old Enesi Domi shares his daily diary from a youth service experience in the Dominican Republic with the community service organization Rustic Pathways. This is the first of two installments. More than 5000 youths will go on Rustic Pathways service trips this year. more
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