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When you think of Tokyo, what comes to mind? For me, it was fresh sushi, sumo wrestlers and crowded streets. I, admittedly, didn’t know that much about Tokyo before visiting the massive city--13.5 million in the city and over 37 million in the greater metro area. In my mind, I pictured busy-busy-busy, bustle-bustle-bustle. Recently, I set off for Tokyo to…

Tokyo Yokohama Waterfront

If you love bento boxes, fresh sashimi, sumo wrestling and karaoke, it’s time to head to Tokyo, Japan to experience these sensations in the land where they originated. Beyond the busy streets and the ever-glowing neon ads lies a beautiful metropolis where history merges with modern culture. From gorgeous cherry blossoms in the springtime to the awe-inspiring Buddhist shrines to…

This was a week in which many people geared up for holiday travel plans, booking flights and accommodations, and maybe doing a little shopping for that new bathing suit or ski outfit. As people contemplate air travel, they may contemplate the topic of air quality at airports. Not city-specific air quality, but the quality of the air around airport exits…

As the Global Village has become more global than ever before, the number of expats has increased in recent years. Whether driven by overseas business assignments or an increasing number of retirees in search of a paradisiacal oasis, people are seeking to put down stakes in foreign lands. We recently wrote about the best health systems for expatriates. Now, comes…

I’m going to file this under “fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” For the second time in two months, an Italian cruise ship has suffered an international embarrassment and destroyed the travel plans of thousands of passengers. The Costa Allegra broke down in the Indian Ocean this week after a fire broke out on…

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