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History Comes Alive in Tokyo

by Sandy Bornstein / Jan 14, 2020 /
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To get acquainted with Tokyo’s history, with which I am unfamiliar, I started my journey at the city’s history museum, the Edo-Tokyo Museum. From the early 17th century until the mid 19th century, the Tokugawa shogunate ruled Japan from this city. By touring the permanent exhibit filled with artifacts and replicas, we learned about the 400 years of history from the Edo period to the present. 

History Comes Alive in Tokyo

Mom's Guide to the Most Relaxing Vacation Places in the US

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Attention all moms! Do you need a break from the rigors of life? Some time to relax, unwind, and recharge your batteries?

Of course you do.

Luckily, the US has many great vacation destinations that will help you do just that. Here are seven such places. 

Mom's Guide to the Most Relaxing Vacation Places in the US

Travel Tips: How to Reach Koh Phangan From Bangkok

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Koh Phangan Island is situated in the Gulf of Thailand. It is a paradise boasting of golden beaches, turquoise water, towering mountains, swaying palms, and lots of panoramic vistas. Koh Phangan is also popular for its full moon party, which takes place only once in some months. It is loaded with scintillating music and dance. The party lasts all night and participants head back after sunrise. 

You can easily add Koh Phangan to your Bangkok must-see destination list.

History Comes Alive in Taos, New Mexico

by Sandy Bornstein / Dec 23, 2019 /
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Where in the United States can you visit the oldest continuously inhabited Native American community, a town square dating to the end of the 18th century, a world-renowned art community, and a world-class ski resort? Taos, New Mexico is the correct answer. While many people visit Northern New Mexico for its moderate climate and Rio Grande Valley scenery, history comes alive in Taos.

History Comes Alive in Taos, New Mexico

How to Save Money and Time: Expert Shares Top Travel Planning Tips

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The more you save, the more you can travel–that’s my motto. And saving money (and time) are critical factors to remember when you are planning your travels. Sure, we’ve all heard budget travel tips…but which ones to believe?

Here are my top travel planning tips for saving both money AND time on your journeys. Hint: the main concept here is research!

5 reasons you should take a cooking class while traveling

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When you travel, do you actively seek out local experiences? We do, and they enrich our lives beyond measure.

10 Places Where History Comes Alive in Munich

by Sandy Bornstein / Nov 12, 2019 /
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The capital of Bavaria, Munich, has a plethora of historical sites. However, time was not in our favor. Our first trip was limited to just a couple of days of touring. To sample Munich’s history, we relied on a friend and our private guide, Chaim Eytan, to show us around. Perhaps a future trip will provide more options. For the time being, here are 10 places where history comes alive in Munich.

Travel Tips: The Best Place to Experience the Magic of Christmas

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Do you remember when you were a little kid, and the entire holiday season was magical, with delights around every corner? From the brisk air and corresponding outdoor adventures to treats chosen specifically for you to incredible, once-a-year foods, it’s hard recapture that once you’ve grown past that believe-in-magic stage.

Luckily for us, this experience IS able to be recaptured, and makes you believe in the magic of the holidays again.

 

How and where, I hear you ask!

How to Plan for a Long Car Trip

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Long car trips can be fun, but they can also be very tiring and expensive. This is why it’s important to have a plan in place to help you anticipate how much time and money you need to spend.

Lots of people go on long rides for fun. As they say, “getting there is half the fun.” If you have enough time and money to spend, you can be as leisurely as you want. You can even go on side trips to check out some sights off the beaten path. However, this is not the case for those who need to travel with time and budget restraints.

Take These 8 Apps Along On Your Next Flight

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Whether it’s to the other side of the country or another country altogether, flying to any destination is an exercise in boredom. The in-flight movie selection is often lacking or dull, and not everyone likes reading books. Unbeknownst to a lot of people, however, is that everything they need is actually right there with them in their pocket – a smartphone.

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