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The naked truth about the Japanese bath

Having my natural modesty bolstered by my almost 40 years of living in New England, I nearly backed out of trying Izumi, the Diamond Princess’s onboard Japanese bath experience.

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Great Wolf Lodge: Land-and-water adventure for kids of all ages

Such was my introduction to a vast array of unusual children’s activities that mesmerized the 70-year-old kid in me as much as they did Dalya, 14 and Mollie, 11 as we frolicked through Great Wolf Lodge.

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A visit to national parks in Utah offers grandeur

One morning, I’m standing at the edge of towering cliffs overlooking a vast land of multi-colored stone pinnacles. The next afternoon, I’m clutching the seat of a four-wheel vehicle as it inches along a narrow dirt road above a sheer 1,300-foot drop to the valley floor below.

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Stewart Island: An off-the beaten path New Zealand island

Fifteen flashlights shone downward as we gingerly picked our way through the bush. At the appropriate signal, we extinguished our lights and 15 expectant adults gathered noiselessly behind our boot-and-camouflage-attired leader.

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Lake District: Home to Peter Rabbit, Yeats and Wordsworth

Is there anyone who actually made it through childhood without at least a cursory introduction to Peter Rabbit, Flopsy and Mopsy and that mean old Farmer McGregor?

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Hawaii: Exploring the sea cliffs, sad stories of Molokai

A visit to the island of Molokai offers a window on a unique and tragic chapter of Hawaiian history.

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