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24 hours in Kamakura

Kamakura, Japan Buddha

When we went to Japan in March on our trip with Go Ahead, we had the option of having a full free day in Tokyo or we could go on a guided day trip to Kamakura. We opted to go to Kamakura! While we would have loved to have more time in Tokyo, I’m hopeful

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Travel itinerary: Three days in Kyoto

We were lucky enough to have three great days in Kyoto on our Go Ahead Tours’ trip: Cherry Blossoms in Japan: Tokyo to Kyoto at the end of March. The weather in Kyoto was a lovely change from the rain and cold we were greeted with in Tokyo, and we were thrilled to see the

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Travel itinerary: Two days in Tokyo

We recently went to Japan on a guided tour with Go Ahead Tours and were able to visit Tokyo, the Mt. Fuji region, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka. This was actually was one of our more slower-paced tours we’ve done with the travel company! Our tour was mostly concentrated in Tokyo and Kyoto, with three nights


Review: EF Go Ahead Tours’ Cherry Blossoms in Japan tour

We’re no strangers to group travel, having done a tour of Barcelona, Southern France, and the Italian Riviera and England, Scotland, and Ireland with Go Ahead Tours. We’ve had great experiences on all of our group tours and just got home from our most recent group tour experience – this time to Japan! Funnily enough,

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Halloween traditions around the world


Happy Halloween, witches! Did you know that we Americans spend about two and a half billion dollars on candy for this spooky holiday and another three billion on costumes? At least according to the National Retail Federation we do.  From visiting our neighbors yelling “trick or treat” to get some candy (I see you, people

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Bucket list: Japan

Japanese cherry blossoms

Rick and I are discussing a trip to Japan with a few friends in 2022, yes we’re those planners who schedule trips years in advance, and I’ve already started looking up things to do and check off our Japan bucket list!  Neither of us have ever been to Asia and so we’re flying a little