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The Children’s Museum of Manhattan Announces New Exhibit Opening

Feb 7, 2016
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan announced the opening of America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far,

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The Disneyland Hotel celebrates 60 years of putting families first


Memorabilia at Disneyland Hotel
At a time when hotels catered to businessmen, not families, Walt Disney thought there should be a place where families could continue the fun they had in Disneyland. On the same day. more
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The Force Awakens ahead of the movie at Disneyland


Eileen and Darth Vader
The Force Awakens at Disneyland today, just in time for the holidays –and of course the much-awaited Star Wars movie debuting Dec 18. more
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Taking the Kids Aboard the New Anthem of the Seas


View of Anthem of the Seas from the North Star
Kids of all ages give high marks to Royal Caribbean’s second Quantum Class ship Anthem of the Seas which will be home-ported year round in Cape Liberty, NJ. more
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Taking a local tour of Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market


Elizabeth McClure with samples of Beechers mac and cheese
We’ve signed on for Seattle’s only chef-led tour of the market with Elizabeth McClure’ new company Eat Seattle Tours. She also does cooking classes in the Market’s Atrium Kitchen, shopping with the students first for ingredients . more
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Hotels restaurants increasingly focusing on local food and healthy choices


Eggs in hell at Sazerac
It is Friday night in Seattle. But what’s interesting is the Sazerac with its distinctive chandeliers and hip-but-casual vibe and food best described as modern South meets Northwest is in Kimpton’s Monaco Hotel. more
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Innovation on display at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry


Bill Boeing's first mail plane at Seattle MOHAI
Seattle has always been a center of innovation and it's on display at the Bezos Center of Innovation at the Museum of History and Industry. Did you know the Native Americans and traders invented a whole new language? more
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Shopping in Tokyo’s ‘Kitchentown’ and other delights to wrap up a great trip


Kitchentown in Tokyo
There’s shop after shop of kitchen wares—ceramic sake cups, wooden bowls for miso soup, colorful bowls for rice, all varieties of chop sticks and of course hand-made Japanese knives that will be engraved on the spot with your name in Japanese. And everything is a bargain! more
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What for dinner in Tokyo? How about 14 courses, small but delicious?


Chef Kenichiro Ooe of Park Hyatt Tokyo
If you think a 14-course dinner might be a little much to handle, come sample Chef Kenichiro Ooe’s fare at Kozue on the 40th floor of the Park Hyatt Tokyo with stellar views of the city. more
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School in heart of Hiroshima is a memorial and a symbol of peace


Miko and Amber at the Honkawa Elementary School museum in Hiroshima
The Honkawa Elementary School is in the heart of Hiroshima and when the Atomic Bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, all but one of the 420 students and teachers perished. Today is a again a bustling school and a memorial to those who died. more
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Exploring Japanese pop culture at the International Manga Museum in Kyoto


Kids designing manga on computers
These aren’t just any comics. These are the enormously popular and traditional Manga, the basis for Anime, at the Kyoto International Manga Museum which is run by Kyoto Seika University and the Kyoto City Government. The University teaches aspiring Manga artists and writers in its design and fine arts department. more
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