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Bao, A Chinese Christmas Tradition {Recipe}

Part of the magic of Christmas – in addition to snow, twinkling lights, decorated trees and amazing music – is food. Christmas food traditions can make memories that will last a lifetime, with treasured recipes handed down through families, and shared with good friends. At Christmastime, my mother and her
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A Luxurious Escape Panaji, Goa

Steamed idlis, fresh pineapple juice, and chunks of sliced papaya that take me back to my childhood are part of my chosen first course at the luxurious breakfast buffet at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Panaji, Goa, a beach destination that is one of India’s hottest vacation and honeymoon spots.
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Travel trends for 2020: Wellness in Japan
12 Travel Trends for 2020 That Will Transform the Way You Think About Travel

Fasten your seat belts – there are some very interesting travel trends on our radar. In 2020 more people will turn to travel advisors, professional photographers, and even astrologers to help get the best out of their trip, while in the business world, experts predict a rise in Canadian airfares
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Why Would You Head Off the Grid in Mongolia? Jamie Clarke Has the Best Reason of All – His 18-Year-Old Son

“Hold on a minute – I just need to send a text.” “Just a sec, I’m gonna Google it.” Technology can be our greatest friend and our worst enemy. How many times have you seen people enthusiastically greet one another at a restaurant, but then sit down and whip out
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Island Adventure: 5 Islands Your Family Needs to See to Believe

The phrase “island adventure” may evoke images of white sand beaches and cerulean waves, but not all island adventures are set in a tropical paradise. Here are five islands from around the world that offer a variety of exotic adventures for your family to enjoy! Madagascar It’s no surprise this
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Japan's Snow Monsters - Zao Ropeway, source: Tobu Railway
Japan’s Snow Monsters Delight Skiiers at Zao Onsen

Three hours from Tokyo at Zao Onsen, a top-tier traditional skiing and snowboarding resort in the Yamagata Prefecture, exists a beautiful winter phenomenon. Dozens of Aomori fir trees spend each winter coated with wet snow and ice, frozen nearly solid in highly peculiar shapes. The so-called Snow Monsters, or Juhyo,
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Korean Food with Kids GIRL EATING JAPCHAE photo credit Adán Cano Cabrera
Meals From Around the World at Home: Korean Food with Kids

Before having a family, travelling was completely different. Once upon a time, when I was totally unencumbered, I wanted to move to one of two countries: either Peru to learn Spanish or Korea to make a tidy sum of money. I went to a bookstore to check out the guidebooks,
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Poshtels, Flytographers and Wadi Rum: 8 Family Travel Trends for 2018

As the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization brings the year of sustainable tourism to a close, adventurous Canadian families are looking forward to a new year of exciting new trends and emerging destinations. Here’s a list of 8 family travel trends for 2018: 1. Poshtels Poshtels are youth hostels without the
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Kid Friendly things to do in bangkok feature Photo Jennifer Morton
Top 5 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Bangkok

When planning a holiday with kids, Bangkok may not be the first place that springs to mind. You may think that a bustling metropolis with 9.6 million people and 37 million registered cars is no place for kids but guess what? Kids love Bangkok just as much as adults and
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Family Fun In SIngapore_Singapore skies light up at night Photo Jan Napier
Twelve Reasons Why Singapore is Spectacular for Families

Officially it’s the Republic of Singapore and a sovereign city-state with a population of over 5 million on an island that’s not even as big geographically as New York City. We were fortunate to visit this year and my expat brother and family showed us some of the top sights.
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