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Where in the World (Japan) – Getting to Hokkaido (with thanks to Japan’s rail system)

One of the marvels of Japan is its train system. You could set your watch by the accuracy of the train schedule. Once, during my four years in Japan, I was on a train that experienced electrical failure and we were stuck for 20 minutes. When I reached my destination, I was greeted by a […]

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Where in the World (Japan) – When sushi meets peanut butter

On our trip to this particular coastal town in 2008, my wife planned lunch at a sushi restaurant. (The woman in front of my wife is my MIL.) I know that sushi is available all over Japan. Japan is a nation of islands with numerous coastal towns. However, this city, located on the Sea of […]

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Southern Caribbean Cruise, Part 3: ARUBA

By Pam Asberry The fourth and final port on our southern Caribbean cruise on board the Carnival Freedom was the beautiful island of Aruba, also known as One Happy Island. We chose to spend the day on the North Coast Beach Safari. It was one of our favorite shore excursions ever. We boarded our open […]

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SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE: Part 2, La Romana and Curacao

By Pam Asberry Our second stop on our southern Caribbean cruise was the port city of La Romana, Dominican Republic. My son and I decided to spend the day on the Bayahibe Beach Break, relaxing underneath the palm trees at the five-star BeLive resort. Cloudy and gray, it wasn’t perfect beach weather. But the palm […]

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SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE: Part 1, Grand Turk

SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE: Part 1, Grand Turk By Pam Asberry I love everything about cruising, from the first glimpse of the flipper on top of a Carnival cruise ship to the fruity, frosty welcome-aboard cocktail to having an excuse to unplug from the cell phone and electronic media for a few days. Our last cruise […]

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