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Watch Your Manners in the Japanese Countryside

Though most of Japan follows a certain mannerism in the way they greet, dress, eat and live, the touristy areas are more forgiving of westerners “trying” to assimilate in the culture. Once you get to the...
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Don’t Take My Word For It: Hikes, Hits and Highways

“Wherever yer goin’, I’ll take yeh there.” The grizzled man leans over two empty seats in his battered white Chevy truck so that we can hear him over the roar of the Oregon highway. It’s Memorial Day...
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Don’t Take My Word For It: A Travel Series

I am twenty years old and on a nine-hour train ride from Munich to Amsterdam. I'm uncomfortably trying to settle in for the night in my second class economy seat that refuses to recline. "Want a...