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Making Travel a Priority
From Tsukiji (fish) to Yuzawaya (yarn) -
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Quote of the Week - 17 February 2017

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry

This Week's Post:

Making Travel a Priority

Do you remember what gifts you received for your 9th birthday? Your 20th? What about your birthday just two years ago?

Do you remember childhood vacations? Or class trips to museums, factories, or sports events? (I don’t think classes go to factories much anymore, but in early elementary school, my class went to watch the production of Wonder Bread and Jay’s Potato Chips).

My guess is that you remember the experiences longer than you remember the material possessions you have received. Recent psychological studies at Cornell University have explored...

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From the Archives:
From Tsukiji (fish) to Yuzawaya (yarn) - Shopping in Tokyo

Shopping is one of the most popular activities for tourists in Tokyo. Japanese shopping can be very different than what we experience here. Tokyo has department stores; it has some of the same name brand stores that we see here or in Europe, but there are also many differences.

Tsukiji Fish Market

One of the first places we shopped in Tokyo was the Tsukiji Fish Market. (The letter “u” is often silent in Japan so the name of the market is pronounced close to skeejee). The outer market area sells produce and souvenirs with a few sushi restaurants in the mix. The inner market has fish.

The sushi restaurants are open by five or six in the morning. They serve...

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Tour of Paris - 2017


The dates have been chosen!  My next tour will be September 8 - 17, 2017.  Paris is my favorite city in Europe and I’d love to share it with you. Click on the link below for more information.  

10 Day Tour of Paris

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