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4 of the Best Day Trips from Tokyo

It’s no secret that Tokyo is a tantalizing explosion for all the senses. It is a place where you can watch sumo wresters’ practice at a stable, belt out a song at a karaoke club, attend a show at the famous Robot Restaurant or eat fresh seafood at Tsukiji Fish Market. Though there is no shortage of fun things to do in Tokyo, you may want to escape the bustle of the big city to delve deeper into Japan, and you don’t have to go far to do it. The amount of day trips from Tokyo are plentiful, which make it the perfect base for any holiday. These best 4 are not only easy to get to, but also offer the perfect balance of Japanese tradition, outdoor adventure and delicious food.

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Kanagawa Prefecture

Located just an hour southwest of Tokyo, the Kanagawa Prefecture draws visitors for its...

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5 Winter Activities in Portland Maine That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Although Portland’s lovely sea breeze and outdoor attractions appeal to the masses during warmer months, you will be surprised to know how many fun activities the city has to offer in winters too. It becomes a winter wonderland, where the beautiful lighthouses blanketed in snow makes you feel like you’ve actually walked inside a snow globe and just about everywhere is decorated for the holidays to help get you in the spirit.

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1. See the Portland Head Light Surrounded in Snow

There are many lighthouses along Maine’s coastline from Kittery to York’s Nubble Light, but the most famous is Portland Head Light at Fort Williams Park. Completed in 1791, the quintessential lighthouse is the state’s oldest one and has a rich historic significance with spectacular ocean views.

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African Safari in Tanzania: The Ultimate Itinerary and Tour

We are all familiar with the term “once-in-a-lifetime’. Right? It is reserved for those epic bucket list experiences that you feel so fortunate to have even once during your life, that you can’t even imagine being blessed enough to be able to do it a second time. An African safari in Tanzania is one of those experiences—and I was blessed twice.

The Shadows of Africa team took me on two unforgettable tours, on two similar yet still very unique itineraries. From landing at Kilimanjaro airport to searching for rhinos in Ngorongoro crater to participating in the Maasai’s traditional jumping dance, being on safari in Tanzania will be surreal whichever stops and experiences you choose. But, here’s my ultimate itinerary for a trip you will never forget too.

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What to Expect from the HANSEATIC Inspiration Expedition Cruise Ship

Expedition cruising is on the rise, especially for the more adventurous bucket list souls out there (like me!), but —luxury expedition cruises—is there such a thing? The answer is yes, and Hapag-Lloyd’s new HANSEATIC inspiration has them in spades. The HANSEATIC Inspiration is an international ship that allows you to explore your audacious side, while still leaving room for onboard relaxation so you can enjoy a 5-star experience on the water. Small boats combined with active itineraries will have you on a Zodiac through the glaciers of Antartica by day, and sipping champagne on your balcony by night.

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About Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Llyod Cruises has a very long history of being an innovator in its field. In fact, they essentially were the leaders in cruising...

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Advice To Help Make Travel Even Easier

Make Travel Even Easier

Make Travel Even Easier

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Travel can be a very rewarding experience, as you can learn about other cultures and lifestyles as well as visit historical sites. There are several things to do when you travel and ways to make sure that you save money at hotels or for plane tickets. Read this article for more tips on travel.

While you may know not to bring valuable jewelry on your trip, you should also avoid wearing costume jewelry or anything flashy that could potentially mark you as a target for robbery. Large rhinestones or faux diamond jewelry is difficult to tell from the real thing, especially at night or from a distance and may attract unwanted attention.

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Tips to Plan Your Vacation

Tips to Plan Your Vacation

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It’s again that time of the year when you want to spend quality time with your family. Planning for an exclusive holiday abroad? Surfing the Internet for best hotels leaves you more confused? Unable to decide which hotel to choose from as all hotels project a perfect image of themselves? Never been to the hotel destination? Looking for discount hotels which will offer you the best holiday packages without burning a hole in your pocket? Stop worrying as all your worries and problems can be solved very easily. Just keep some tips in mind and you are assured of getting your dream hotel.

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Pet Care Tips for Travelers

Pet Care Tips for Travelers

Pets can sometimes make travel difficult, or at least challenging. Do you leave them at home and have someone come in and take care of them? Or do you board them at a kennel? Should you take them with you? It can be quite a dilemma. Here are some pet care tips for travelers that may help you decide what’s best for your pet.

1. Leaving Your Pet at Home
Some experts point out that this is often the least traumatic way of leaving your pet when you go on vacation. While your pet’s routine will be somewhat different, it won’t be the huge change that boarding would be. If you go this route, see if you can hire a neighbor, friend, or family member that your pet is familiar with...

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Helpful Hints For Planning A Great Trip

 Planning A Great Trip

Planning A Great Trip

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If you are like many pet owners, you hate leaving your four-legged friend behind when you travel. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to, as many airlines, hotels, etc., are pet friendly. This article will give you tips for making the most of your travels with your four-legged friend.

Traveling with any kind of electronics means that you constantly have to charge batteries that you would normally charge at home. One of the most convenient means of doing this while on the road is to buy an inverter and plug it into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter. That way you can use the same chargers you normally use at home.

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Learn The Best Effective Tips For Travel


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With the multitude of decisions to make when considering traveling, you must have an idea about the best way to go about making the most of the time that you spend traveling.
The tips in the following article will help you find your path to making the best possible traveling experience.

If you take prescription medications, plan for your vacations. Carry enough of your medications with you to cover your entire trip plus an additional week. You will most likely not be able to fill prescriptions while traveling, plus you want to be covered if you are delayed at any point during your trip.

To make it easier to find your luggage when it comes around, put a very unique tag or marker on your bag so it sets itself apart from all of the others...

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Solid Advice For People Planning To Travel

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Planning To Travel

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Regardless of whether you are traveling to a nearby location for the weekend or taking a week-long destination vacation, you are always going to benefit from some tips and ideas on how to make the whole process, more fun and less stressful. Keep reading for those tips and more.

Eliminate the middle man when purchasing travel tickets. When you book direct with an airline or train line, 90% of the time you will get a better deal than if you use a booking agency. Many booking agencies are now reducing their fees, but if you have time to book direct, nine times out of ten you will save money.

It can be beneficial when traveling to put together a large group of friends and family to travel with...

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