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Pomp and Politics: Washington DC Sites to See

National Building Museum

As a local resident I can attest to the fact that we Washingtonians live, eat and breathe politics on a daily basis, even if we don’t realize it. Not everyone who lives in Washington DC is a political junky, but it’s hard to walk around town and not be confronted with examples of the American […]

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October 25, 2012 by | Comments Off on Pomp and Politics: Washington DC Sites to See

Family Friendly Activities in Washington, DC

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Washington is a fun, dynamic city that has something to offer for everyone, but especially families. These are just a few of my favorite family-friendly activities but I’d love to hear yours too!

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October 15, 2012 by | Comments Off on Family Friendly Activities in Washington, DC

Retracing Van Gogh in Arles, France

Hotel Dieu, Arles

Located in the south of France, Arles is the classic French town everyone has dreamed of, including Van Gogh. When Van Gogh arrived in Arles in 1888, it was at yet another low point in his life. He was drinking too much, smoking too much and wanted to get away from Paris, which had simply […]

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October 8, 2012 by | Comments Off on Retracing Van Gogh in Arles, France

Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

Bullet Train Station

The Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo is one of the best ways to explore the diversity of Japan without sacrificing a lot of time. Our day began early but the bus was prompt as we joined our fellow day-trippers for an adventure in the Japanese countryside. Led by our […]

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July 24, 2012 by | Comments Off on Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

Private Tour: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Thailand

Bangkok floating market

While visiting Bangkok last time I realized I had never spent much time in the countryside surrounding the mega-city, so I booked the Private Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak tour for a good overview of Thai village life. I honestly didn’t truly expect my own guide, even though the tour was listed as private. I’m […]

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June 12, 2012 by | 1 Comment