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Kibitsuhiko Shrine.

Cycling the Kibiji Trail through the Japanese Countryside

Kibitsuhiko Shrine.

While we enjoy active travel of any sorts, we absolutely adore off-the-beaten path adventures in faraway lands. Today’s guest writers, Sarah and Laura from Wandercooks, are here to tell us all about their adventures biking through Japan on the beautiful Kibiji Trail. Japan is a complex and beautiful country that brings to mind both ancient […]

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The Lessons of Nagasaki

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Nagasaki, Japan. What do those words mean to you? Destruction? Nuclear devastation? Wasteland? During my boomer childhood, schoolbooks taught about the powers of the atom bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima to end World War II. In the Cold War aftermath, I remember elementary school emergency drills where I crouched against the cold, concrete walls […]

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Saturday’s scene: Remembering Sendai

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While on a Regent Seven Sea cruise from Vancouver to Singapore, our ship, Mariner, stopped in several Japanese ports. On each occasion, official delegations swapped plaques and speeches with Captain Felice Patruno, while welcoming cruise passengers with dance performances on the docks, fireboats saluting the ship with sprays of water as she entered harbors, even […]

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