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A Travelife kind of sweet story, set in Paris and Chartres

One of my favorite sweet stories is how the journalist Kati Marton and the diplomat Richard Holbrooke met and got together. It's such an innocent and...

A Travelife short story: Heaven on earth at the Heritance Kandalama...

Heritance Kandalama Hotel in Dambulla, Sri LankaThey'd just arrived via an arduous five-hour drive along country roads from Colombo.  But finally there they were...

Walking from Kamiyacho to Ginza, to Dover Street Market, and contemplating...

It was one of those days when too many things happened, in Tokyo, living a never-endingly eventful Travelife.Gifted with a spare morning and a...

Nagoya’s ancient culture is a direct flight away on Delta Airlines

On the way back to Tokyo from Osaka today, I passed by Nagoya which is the fourth largest city in Japan, located north of Ise Bay on the Nobi...

Memories with President Aquino in Kansai’s lovely Ashiya region, part 2

My memories of the Kansai region of Japan involve two presidents. I was just remembering these over the weekend since I'm in Osaka for...

To Danang from Hong Kong on Dragonair

Read about Danang, and the Fusion Maia, one of Asia's top destination spas, in the June-July 2013 issue of Travelife Magazine. On sale everywhere until August 15.In...

Memories with a president in Osaka, part 1

This is where I had afternoon tea this afternoon...Yesterday, I arrived in Osaka on an afternoon train for a long weekend of just chilling...

A week of detox at the Fusion Maia Resort, a destination...

Read about Danang, and one of Asia's top destination spas, in the June-July 2013 issue of Travelife Magazine. On sale everywhere until August 15.In Danang, Vietnam last...

The art and joys of “hanging out” in Tokyo on a...

Yesterday, I did the unthinkable for someone like me, whose life is usually scheduled down to the minute.I was in Tokyo for a day,...

Afternoon tea at the Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, India

Read about one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, in the June-July 2013 issue of Travelife Magazine. On sale everywhere until August 15.So there...

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