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Memories of Japan

At the end of April in 2019, I was lucky enough to afford a one-week vacation in Tokyo, Japan. In that one week, I told myself that I had to immerse myself...

Typhoon hits Philippines as some places see pandemic relief

WARSAW, Poland — A typhoon that slammed into the Philippines on Thursday forced a risky evacuation for tens of thousands of people during the coronavirus pandemic, while New Zealand and Japan were among...

SAKURA – Japanese Cherry Blossom

Life is short. Often, the sun quietly rises unnoticed, and then seems to set much too soon. The cherry blossom is a reminder to all of us...

Bhutan – Heaven of happiness

Bhutan is a landlocked country in the eastern Himalayas of South Asia. Located between China and India, this country has a modest area of only about 47,500 meters squared and a population...

Picking Up on a Portuguese Love Affair

Portugal’s allure is undeniable. Succulent seafood, the azure waters of the Algarve, welcoming people, a temperate climate, and a rich history.  My first grand tour of Europe began in Portugal when I...

Sun-dipped Los Cabos

Los Cabos is a place I’d often heard mentioned ­– the name always accompanied by soft sighs of yearning or sun-dipped memories. So, I was thrilled to get a chance to visit this much admired...

The Interesting Things About Tibet You Probably Don’t Know Yet

Tibet has appeared many times in films, such as: Tibetan code, Painted skin, and especially Seven years in Tibet by actor Brat Pitt playing an Austrian explorer exploring this land. People cannot grow tea in Tibet. All kinds of tea importing from traders who come here...

A Glasgow Surprise

We snuck into the stately manor house on Blair Estate quietly, dropped our bags in our lushly appointed room, then rushed into the bedroom opposite. “Surprise!” my husband Steve and I yelled...

Three Top Destinations On The Florida Panhandle

In the northwest corner of Florida, known as the Panhandle, fish rule. Rods line every pier and charter boats do a roaring deep sea business. Go into just about any restaurant and you’ll...

Of Art and Chocolate

There are many reasons I love Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. Their chocolate is some of the finest in the world. Sweet waffles are available on every street corner…and then there...

A Legend Loved Worldwide Hits Home

As a child, there was nothing I liked better than swashbuckling movies about Robin Hood and his Merry Men who lived in England’s Sherwood Forest. I had a special reason. One of...

Fenghuang’s Ancient Beauty

Located in China’s Hunan province, Fenghuang is a town that attracts travellers in droves. Few people know that the name of this town is associated with a fairytale about a 1,000-year-old phoenix...

Philadelphia’s Flower Power

North America’s oldest and largest horticultural extravaganza, the annual Philadelphia Horticultural Society (PHS). Philadelphia Flower show, embraced the theme of Flower Power this year and delivered a universal message that transcended cultures...

Authentic Tenerife

There are two separate realities in Tenerife, largest of the seven Canary Islands. The southern end of the island is a beachy playground full of vacationing sun seekers while the rocky landscape...

Nashville’s Noteworthy Legacy

In Nashville, it’s hard to go around the corner without bumping into a singer, songwriter, performance venue or recording studio. Music City truly lives up to it moniker. If...

The Fairytale Views of Thien Mon Son and Zhangjiajie

If you love winter and like to see snow-covered mountains, Zhangjiajie (likened to “Pandora on Earth” WHAT IS PANDORA?) - and Thien Mon Son (likened to an avenue linking to heaven) will be...

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