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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Girl in cotton Yukata with traditionalJapanese hairstyle in Kyoto, Japan

On the surface, Hiroshima, Japan, was like any other large metropolitan city. Traffic streamed down the broad boulevards. Trams trundled noisily past on tracks set in the middle of the street....

How to use a Japanese toilet - not as simple as you might think

“Hey look at that! The taxi driver opened his door while he was driving down the street toward a passenger.” Matt, the 16-year old son of my traveling companions, Leanne and...

One of the most important things to know before traveling to Japan is that you will be expected to take off your shoes before entering a private home or a tea houseIt is perfectly acceptable to fall asleep on the shoulder of a complete stranger on the Metro in Japan, but don't dare talk on your cell phone while riding the Metro

Just the idea of traveling to Japan can be intimidating. It is a culture like no other around the globe, with a unique language, food, and cultural rules. Having just spent...

My friend Todd Wassel, who writes the great travel blog Todd’s Wanderings, was on the ground in Japan during the earthquakes and subsequent tsunami, visiting his wife’s family. Although his family...

I’m taking a departure from my normal travel adventures to ask for your help. We sometimes have a tendency to push tragedies out of our minds, dismissing them as having happened...

Last week I was having lunch with a couple of friends when the conversation turned to repositioning cruises. Not being familiar with the term, I asked them to tell me more....

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