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The extreme polarities of a winter in Hokkaido

Hokkaido offers some top-rated skiing gems in a treasure box that includes hot springs (onsen) and volcanoes amidst a cultural experience of culinary flavours and Eastern traditions in the land known for karaoke, karate, origami, sushi, samurai and sake. This trip was never going to just be about the skiing.

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Explore Thailand

From tropical beaches and golden, glittering temples to wildlife, sunset boat cruises and cuisine bursting with fresh flavours – Thailand has it all. It’s a place where the warmth of the sun and Andaman sea is reflected in the locals’ welcoming smiles. It’s a place like no other.

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Shimmer and shine it’s Vietnam time!

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: VISA: For many nationalities, visa can be bought on arrival and apply online.  http://www.vietnamvisapro.com CURRENCY: Besides the US

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How to be an Olympian without qualifying

The Winter Olympics always held a certain magic for me. An inaccessible dream. In the last few months, the dream became a reality and I saw first hand what it takes to make the magic happen.

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Endless possibilities

About three hours into the flight, my wife was woken by a commotion at the back of the plane and noticed that our satchel-clinging companion was no longer at our side.

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Pretty in pink: The cherry blossoms in Toyko

If there’s one thing Japan do well, apart from eating raw fish, it’s beautiful parks. These guys know how to landscape gardens and they like doing it a lot.

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Your guide to the City of Smiles

“My Thailand philosophy equates to one of non-planning… this country is that easy to travel around, and rigid plans may decrease your opportunity to ride the moped of spontaneity.”

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