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Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Makes it Easier for Families to Connect in September

Sep 3, 2015
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is making it easier for families to connect and enjoy quality time together throughout September with an offer ideal for a multigenerational vacation.

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East meets West means education on a Princess Cruise in Japan


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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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At the Tokyo Fish Market: mixing culture and tradition in unique culinary ways


Trimming tuna at Tokyo Fish Market
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


Room at Conrad Tokyo's Mizuki Spa
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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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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In Edinburgh, where Harry Potter was written and history abounds


Victoria Street - inspiration for Diagon Alley
Welcome to Daigon Alley. No, this is not at Universal Studios Orlando. It's here in Edinburgh, where JK Rowling famously wrote the first book in a coffee shop. more
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At Gleneagles, falconry is more than for the birds


Eileen and Margo at Gleneagles
Margo is a Harris Hawk at the British School of Falconry here on the grounds of the historic Gleneagles Hotel, the first in the country and extremely popular with kids. In fact, we had an audience as I was learning to hold Margo and let her fly. more
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