This is Japan: Land of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Precision. A series. Okinawa Islands (Fourth of Four)

cover photo:  The peculiar star-shaped sand (in bottle) of Taketomi Island, Okinawa   This is Japan: Land of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Precision A series   Okinawa Islands (Part Four) By: Amber Creighton Photos By: Amber Creighton         This is the last and final segment of my travel adventure throughout Japan.   …

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This is Japan: Land of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Precision. A series. Kyoto, Himeji Castle, Myajima Island and Hiroshima (Third of Four)

cover photo:   Geishas walking in Kyoto neighborhood         This is Japan: Land of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Precision A series   Kyoto, HimEJi Castle, Myajima Island and Hiroshima (Third of Four)       By:  Amber Creighton Photos By:  Amber Creighton     Kyoto   After a restful night on our …

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This is Japan: Land of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Precision. A Series. Hakone and Lake Ashi (Second of Four)

cover photo:  Torii gate of Hakone Shrine at Lake Ashi         This is Japan: Land of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Precision A series   Hakone and Lake Ashi (Second of Four)       By:  Amber Creighton Photos By:  Amber Creighton     After Tokyo, we set off to Hakone, which is set in …

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This is Japan: Land of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Precision. A Series of Four. Tokyo: Modern Day Japan (First of Four)

cover photo: Representative Shrine, Tokyo         This is Japan: Land of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Precision A series   Tokyo: Modern Japan (First of four)     By:  Amber Creighton Photos By:  Amber Creighton     Japan is often thought of as an exotic, mystical land shrouded in mystery.  It is that.  Yet, …

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St Lucia: Island of Dramatic Beauty, Contrasts, and Harmony

Cover photo:  Overlooking the calm and crystal clear waters of the southern region of St Lucia St Lucia:  Island of  Dramatic Beauty, Contrasts and Harmony   By:  Amber Creighton Photos By:  Amber Creighton When one hears the words Caribbean Island,  the dream-like images invoked include sandy beaches, palm trees, and crystal clear waters.  St. Lucia has all …

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THE WONDER AND DIVERSITY OF THE ISLANDS OF NEW ZEALAND

Cover: A hidden hobbit house in perhaps the most endearing sight of the North Island, Hobbiton, site of the famed movie series The Hobbit.     The Wonder and Diversity of the Islands of New Zealand     By:  Amber Creighton Photos By:  Amber Creighton     As the sun crests over the piercing mountains …

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A Hidden Treasure in The Heart of Monaco Beneath the Hotel de Paris

    A HIDDEN TREASURE IN THE HEART OF MONACO   NICOLE FORREST GREEN     Amidst all Monaco has to offer that is distinct and rare, I had the unique opportunity last year of visiting one of the Principality’s best kept secrets, the private wine cellars of the iconic Hotel de Paris.   Carved …

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AN EXCURSION TO THE LUBERON IN THE HEART OF PROVENCE

What is it that makes the Luberon so special? Is it the fields of lavender, the vineyards, the farmers’ markets and local cuisine, or the sounds of birds and summer cicadas that complement the cypress trees?         AN EXCURSION TO THE LUBERON IN THE HEART OF PROVENCE   by:  Nicole Forrest Green   …

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TAPAS, TAVERNS AND HISTORY TOUR OF MADRID

    Tapas, TAVERNS AND HISTORY TOUR of Madrid by:  Raquel Guerrero     Under a full moon, I strolled along Madrid’s busy and festive streets.  It was the 26th day of September, half past six in the evening.  The air was filled with the aroma of sweet vermouth, spices, and hyacinth.  Retracing my steps along …

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ETIQUETTE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AT THE RITZ-CARLTON NEW YORK BATTERY PARK

It couldn’t be a more proper time to freshen up on your kids’ manners.         THE RITZ-CARLTON NEW YORK, BATTERY PARK OFFERS NEW INTERACTIVE ETIQUETTE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN     Just in time for the spring holidays, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park has added a new program to its array of …

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