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Dead Exposure: Patient Zero skulls.
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Surviving Halloween Horror Nights

Having survived a night of gleeful terror at Universal Orlando Resort’s annual Halloween Horror Nights, I can report that #HHN is a blast. Sadly, this frightful...

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Legoland California Miniland Thanks First Responders to COVID
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Adventures In Legoland California

The imagination of my two boys skyrocketed as they built and built their own adventures in Legoland...

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Hello Kitty and Mimmy
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Hello Kitty is Catnip at Japan’s Family Friendly Hotel

To wow your family with unforgettable memories, Keio Plaza Hotel Tama rents stunning Hello Kitty Rooms, special guest rooms decorated with the favorite character “Hello Kitty.” Guestrooms...

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View of the water from Nikko, Japan at dusk.
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Nikko, Authentic Japanese Immersion

If you’re considering a family trip to high-tech Tokyo, a side trip to traditional Nikko should be on your list. This beautiful city with a strong sense of place is far enough off the tourist track to...

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Disney Theme Parks Worldwide Expanding

At the annual fan-con #D23, organized by Disney’s most loyal fans in Tokyo this month, the company’s top executives revealed that characters from Pixar, Marvel and classic Disney franchises would...

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5 Multigenerational Vacation Ideas For Winter Getaways

According to AAA, 103 million Americans traveled over the 2016 holiday season, a 1.5 percent increase over the previous year. Although 9 out of 10 vacationers took road trips, air travel was also up...

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Tips for Family Travel in Japan

I have traveled with my children to this far-off country on two occasions and want to share tips for family travel in Japan. Specifically, I took my daughter, Brianna (at age 6 and 8) to Japan twice, and...

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Kidzania Makes Play Out Of Work

Parents (practitioners of the helicopter style or otherwise), often fret about what their kids are going to turn out to “be” and how much influence they will have once they’re grown up. A...

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Omotenashi:1,300 Years of Japanese Hospitality Await

Families traveling to Japan who want to give their children a taste of authentic Japanese hospitality will find it easier than ever plan their vacations, thanks to the

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Kirei

I tell my high school students that when I first came to Japan, I felt like a fish. Why would Emily Sensei feel...

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