Bask in the warmth of Iheya Island

Dec 19, 2015

Bask in the warmth of Iheya Island

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I thought I recognized the owner of the Iheya Kanko Hotel, her face fleetingly recalled as it passed over the screen at a Shinjuku showing of the 2012 film “Karakara.” Written and directed by Canadian, Claude Gagnon, and starring the seasoned actor Gabriel Arcand, ...

Memphis offers history, music and a little beer

Dec 19, 2015

Memphis offers history, music and a little beer

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This city loves its music. It protects its history. And it’s really starting to like its beer. Travelers to Memphis need to know the basics of this Tennessee city nestled along the Mississippi River. It is a capital of blues, rock ‘n’ roll and ...

Exploring history, culture in Phnom Penh

Dec 12, 2015

Exploring history, culture in Phnom Penh

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Bigger. Taller. Fancier. Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh is undergoing a staggering period of development 40 years after the communist Khmer Rouge regime took over the city and forced thousands to evacuate to rural Cambodia in its brutal campaign to create an agrarian-based ...

Combined Utah resort to attract more skiers

Dec 5, 2015

Combined Utah resort to attract more skiers

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Utah ski officials are hoping the “bigger is better” card lures more skiers and snowboarders to their mountains this season after several resorts completed multi-million dollar improvement projects — highlighted by Vail Resort’s merging of two well-known ski areas into one mega resort. The ...

Art, fashion collide in Miami Design District

Nov 28, 2015

Art, fashion collide in Miami Design District

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It was once was a pineapple farm. Then a rough, industrial neighborhood overlooking a furniture district. Today, the Miami Design District is emerging as an upscale shopping and art mecca. The neighborhood is located just a few kilometers from downtown and South Beach. Its ...