Travel Journal Posts

Exploring Kyoto, Japan

I have been travelling to Asia since 1987, and have been to China something like 40 times. I have lost count.  Prior to this year, I had been to Japan once.  I always wanted to spend more time there, but other things kept coming up. ...

Discovering Japan

Japan is a place that perfectly shows that tradition and technology can seamlessly flow together. Our first afternoon was in Shinjuku, an energetic neighborhood full of a variety of restaurants and karaoke bars. One of the highlights was the...

Historic Lyon is not to be missed

On our recent Rhone River cruise in France our port of embarkation was Lyon.  If your itinerary does not include a few days in Lyon, consider adding extra time in this amazing historical city, which was founded in 43BC by one of Caesar’s...

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