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The Islands of Raja Ampat in Indonesia – 20 Reasons to Visit
Here are 20 Reasons to visit The Islands of Raja Ampat in Indonesia. Raja Ampat is an archipelago of over 1000 islands. It is located in the north-west of Indonesia’s West Papua province at the tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula. It is remote, yet achievable from Jakarta....read more
Nozawa’s own Olympic darling competes today
Nozawa’s own Olympic darling competes today in the winter Olymoics Manami Mitsuboshi Ueno will today compete in the women's half pipe event in freestyle skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. To say that Nozawa Onsen, the home village of her...read more
25 Do’s and Don’ts in Japan
We are sharing the 25 Do's and Don'ts in Japan so that you have some insight into what you should and shouldn't do in this country of the rising sun. Of course, some are tongue in cheek, but others are quite straightforward. Japan is one of the most culturally...read more
Top 12 New England Inns that Shout Gilmore Girls
We had the pleasure of visiting 12 New England Inns that just shouted Gilmore Girls when we were in America. I don't know about you, but I binge watched Lorelei, Luke, Rory and Sookie, and every one of the towns we visited in New England, shouted that they might as...read more
Authentic Peruvian Pisco Sour
One thing my husband and I make a point to do when we travel to a new country is find out what the locals consider the “national drink” or something that is spe…read more
A Romantic Weekend in Colmar France
It is not difficult to have a romantic weekend in Colmar France, as this is a village that fairytales are made of. Colmar is located in the Alsace Region of France, a hot spot tourist destination, and lies close to the stunning French city of Strasbourg. It is 44...read more
A Cooking Class on Making Oyaki in Japan
Oyaki in Japan are the steamed dumplings that you find on the main street of Nozawa Onsen. Undoubtedly they are to be found elsewhere throughout Japan, particularly in …read more
How to make Bacalhau à Brás from Portugal
Bacalhau à Brás is one of Portugal’s traditional dishes and it’s adored through the country. Portuguese love Bacalhau (dried cod), and it is one of the most frequently …read more
17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam
Vietnam is one of the most rewarding places you can visit, but you need to be aware of these 17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam. From the frenetic cities of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), to the UNESCO Hoi An, to the capital city of Hanoi, the beach side town of...read more
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