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The Little Book of Japan

by Heather Shaw

Guidebooks are well and fine, certainly a “must” for travelers, along with good walking shoes. But sometimes we crave the experience without the airports, foreign language, and sore heels. "The Little Book of Japan" provides an... Read More

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Not the MET

by Heather Shaw

Fifty million people visited Manhattan last year, and those who put a museum on their itinerary probably chose the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Janet Halpern and Harvey Applebaum have nothing against the Met, but they’d like you to know... Read More

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Four Seasons of Travel

by Heather Shaw

It’s the dead of winter: time to get out of town. Most folks will think beach, but National Geographic’s latest coffee-table offering inspires creativity. Why not celebrate snow instead of flying away from it? Quebec City’s Winter... Read More

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Ears of Steel

by Heather Shaw

Onward to forty-seven square miles in swampy central Florida called Walt Disney World. Yes, the TV ads tend to highlight pink princesses and cotton candy castles, but author and aficionado Bart Scott makes a convincing argument that WDW... Read More

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Favor Johnson

by Heather Shaw

The story opens with a man in a red-checked coat delivering, door-to-door, dozens of homemade fruitcakes. He bakes them at home inside tin cans, “for two people, it was a soup can. For small families, a vegetable can. For large... Read More

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14 Cows for America

by Heather Shaw

Kimeli grew up in a small Maasai village in Kenya. When he was older, he won a scholarship to study medicine at Stanford. But on September 11, 2001, he was visiting New York City. He writes, My warrior heart could not sit still in me. I... Read More

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