March 2012

Travel Friends, Forever Friends

Travel Friends, Forever Friends

Travel will test any friendship so travel and friends can be a terrible mix. Take my dear friend Tess who gamely agreed to spend a summer on a

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Reverse culture shock

Why Reverse Culture Shock is Squat On

When I got back from spending a year teaching at a rural school in Zimbabwe, Africa I was excited to get back to England and hit the supermarket. I’d been

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Travel philosophy

44 Countries in 44 Years: What’s Your Travel Philosophy?

Do you know exactly how many countries you’ve visited? I didn’t until recently but listing the number of countries you’ve visited seems to be an important way of proving your travel expertise

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Things to do in Kyoto

25 Things to Do in Kyoto

Does the name Kyoto ring a bell? The Japanese city of Kyoto has held a special place in Japanese hearts for centuries but Kyoto became a global household name in 1997, after the United

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How to Live Overseas and Have No Regrets

How to Live Overseas and Have No Regrets

“You’re so lucky. You’re not bogged down with all that stuff that stops us from living overseas. You haven’t got any of the clutter that keeps us stuck where we are.” That’s what an

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Is it Safe to Travel to Japan? What You Should Know One Year After the Tsunami.

Is it Safe to Travel to Japan?

2.4 million people would prefer not to know. That’s the drop in tourists traveling to Japan in 2011 after the March 11 tsunami as compared to the

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Kanazawa: Historic Japan Travel Tips

24 Hours in Kanazawa: Historic Japan Travel Tips

“You can forget your lunch but never forget your umbrella.” That’s a local saying in the

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Tips for Happy Traveling with Kids

Top 10 Tips for Traveling with Kids

Did you used to love traveling but find that it’s not so much fun now you have kids? That the trips you used to find relaxing and exciting have suddenly become stressful and hard work with

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