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Spring 2015

Guam-Tumon Bay (aerial)
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Guam Glories in Welcoming Visitors

  uam offers an exciting, warm, vibrant island paradise experience, with great scuba diving and snorkeling, golf, beach-combing, wonderful shopping with better prices (especially with its duty free status and local markets) and spectacular sight-seeing and landmarks. It’s exotic in its own way, yet American.   It’s “where America’s day begins!” as they say. Morning begins…

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Kitsuki .Tourists strolling along  Suya no saka in kimonos
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Oita Encounters

  enturing outside of the usual tourist trail (Tokyo,Osaka or Kyoto) can prove to be vastly rewarding in Japan, for the inquisitive traveler. A simple visit, for instance to Oita prefecture on the island of Kyushu reveals lesser known little wonders. In Oita city, a stop at the newly built art museum (OPAM) is a…

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Mendenhall Glacier
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Dog Sledding on an Alaskan Glacier

laciers and dog sledding, what can be more descriptive of Alaska? OK, perhaps igloos, but I didn’t see any of those.     Exhilarating, breathtaking, immense, all words, describing our recent participation in a true Alaskan experience-- dog sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier.  Temsco Helicopters, Inc. operates this awesome Alaskan adventure in conjunction with the oldest…

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