Facebook Advertisement Others used song titles as inspiration, suggesting “Budcaygeon,” “Weed Kings” and “Twist My Joint.” Advertisement Login/Register With: The Tragically Hip says it’s partnering with a medicinal marijuana producer to contribute “creatively to their efforts.”The iconic Canadian rock band says it’s teaming up with the company Newstrike, which it calls “a perfect fit” for the band.In a statement on social media, the group calls the federal government’s marijuana legalization plans “common-sense-policy” and says it likes Newstrike because “they’ve hired pre-eminent scientists and growers, developed large, well-structured sites and have the wherewithal and expertise to take this on.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter It didn’t take long for fans to start dreaming up names for a Hip-related marijuana product.Some suggested “Tragically Hemp,” “Chronically Hip” or “Tragically High.” The Tragically Hip, led by Gord Downie, says the partnership with Newstrike is “a perfect fit” for the band. (RICK MADONIK / TORONTO STAR)
So many people showed up that some had to listen from the hallway so as not to run afoul of fire codes.Ford made no secret of who he will root for in Alberta’s provincial election next spring.“Let’s elect a new United Conservative government in Alberta,” he said. “A new day has dawned in Ontario and a new day will dawn in Alberta.”Kenney has said the repeal of Alberta’s $30-a-tonne carbon tax will top his agenda if his party wins the election.“There is no compassion in telling seniors on modest fixed incomes that they can’t have an active life just so you can feel virtuous by imposing this carbon tax on Albertans,” he said.“It isn’t progressive and it’s not compassionate.” Kenney said the “multibillion-dollar job killing carbon tax” was not in the NDP’s 2015 election platform.“It is not just the biggest tax hike in Alberta history. It is the biggest lie in Alberta history,” he said.“Why are we engaged in this act of economic masochism when it will not make one whit of difference for the environment?” Heavy equipment operator Steve Spackman came to Calgary from Okotoks, just south of the city, for the rally because he’s fed up.“We’d probably hire more people at work I bet you, if they didn’t have that carbon tax every month coming in for gas,” he said.Alberta’s NDP government introduced the provincial levy before Ottawa required it. With the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion in limbo, Premier Rachel Notley is now refusing to raise it in line with federal requirements.Ottawa passed legislation last spring to give it authority to impose a carbon price on any province without its own beginning Jan. 1, 2019. It is starting at a minimum of $20 per tonne, rising $10 per year until 2022.Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government scrapped that province’s cap-and-trade system in July and launched a challenge of the federal carbon plan.Provincial resistance to Ottawa’s carbon policy has been ramping up.Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Ford met in Saskatoon on Thursday, where the two conservative leaders said they will continue to fight the tax together. To that end, Moe announced Saskatchewan will file for intervener status in Ontario’s court challenge.Ontario had already pledged to support Saskatchewan’s court challenge when the premiers met in New Brunswick in July. Moe’s government has asked Saskatchewan’s Court of Appeal to rule on whether the federal plan is constitutional.Ford and Moe gained another ally Wednesday when Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced his province will not go ahead with a $25-a-tonne levy that was to come into effect in December.“We’ll all be at the premier’s table defending common sense and Canadian taxpayers to fight against Trudeau’s carbon tax,” Ford said Friday.Trudeau said earlier in the day that Canadians gave his government a mandate in the last election to implement a national carbon price and that is exactly what it is going to do.“Pollution should not be free anywhere across this country,” he said at an event in Windsor, Ont.Alberta Education Minister David Eggen said earlier Friday that Albertans should be disturbed by Ford and Kenney working together.“Certainly, we know how to solve our issues in Alberta and we don’t need someone from Ontario coming and telling us what to do,” he said.“Our climate action plan is very effective up to now in creating jobs, helping to diversify the economy and quite frankly is helping to reduce pollution as well.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – A raucous crowd of more than 1,500 crammed into a Calgary convention centre Friday night to hear Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Jason Kenney, leader of Alberta’s Opposition United Conservative Party, rail against the federal carbon tax.“It’s really, my friends the worst tax ever, a tax we can’t afford, a job-killing tax that hikes up the price of services and goods and drives up the price of heating your homes,” Ford told the anti-carbon-tax rally.The crowd frequently rose to its feet waving signs that said “Renew The Alberta Advantage” and “Scrap The Carbon Tax.” Many jeered when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s name was mentioned.
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Sunday 5 Feb 2017, 7:45 AM 15 Comments By Sonya McClean http://jrnl.ie/3221896 Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 5th 2017, 7:45 AM English priest jailed for 9 months for molesting boy during holidays in Ireland 40 years ago Michael Dunn, 67, says he will appeal the sentence. Image: PA Archive/PA Images Image: PA Archive/PA Images 13,447 Views Short URL AN ENGLISH PRIEST who molested a 12-year-old boy after bringing the child and his brother on holiday to Ireland over 40 years ago has been jailed for nine months.Michael Dunn (67), who pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault, intends to appeal the sentence, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard on Friday.Dunn knew the boy and his family as the child served as an altar boy. The victim was bullied at school and Dunn became his “trusted confidant”, the court heard.The victim told the court that Dunn groomed him to comply and that said he felt helpless to escape.“I was imprisoned in what was supposed to be a holiday and 100 miles from home,” he said.Garda Karen Doherty told John Fitzgerald BL, prosecuting, that the victim told gardaí that while in Dublin, Dunn got him to share his bed every night.The abuse started with Dunn touching him while he pretended to be asleep and progressed to the man forcing him to masturbate him and open mouth kissing.The now 53-year-old victim said in his garda statement that he felt he loved Dunn as he was a father figure and friend. He was the only person who showed him physical affection and he later “felt bad for letting it happen”.Dunn, with an address in Lawrence Street, York, England, pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual assault in August 1975 when he was 26 years old.He was jailed for 18 months in England in March 2005 after he was convicted of sexual assaulting another young boy in the 1970s.Judge Melanie Greally said Dunn’s offending had deeply affected his victim in all aspects of his life. “The actions of the accused had a profoundly negative effect on a young male in the vital, formative years of his life,” she said.She noted Dunn entered the priesthood at a very young age, when he was “ill-prepared for the challenges of priesthood, both sexually and socially”.She took into account mitigating factors including his plea of guilty and the fact he had lived an “irreproachable” life ever since.Defence counsel Bernard Condon SC indicated Dunn would be appealing the sentence and asked that he be granted bail pending the outcome. Judge Greally denied the bail application.Moving victim statementThe man read his victim impact statement in court which was later described by counsel, “as a powerful, deeply moving, testimony”.He said he was at an early stage of his sexual and emotional development a the time. “I cannot say the abuse made me gay but it normalised in my psyche an attraction to men,” he continued.He said as a married man and father, he led a dual existence describing a “secret life of alcohol and infidelity with other men”.The man said his long-term suppression of the truth caused him “internal turmoil” and he carried the memories for 40 years.He said for much of that time, he kept the abuse a secret “to protect those that I love from suffering”.He said his “greatest sadness” was the pain this process had caused his wife and children, who he said suffered seeing him unable to cope with life. He described life with him as “intolerable”, two of his older children left home and his marriage had broken down.He said he had completed 60 hours of therapy and had finally started a process of coming to terms with what happened to him as a child. “I hope to live a normal, honest and fulfilled life from now,” he concluded in his statement.Mr Condon said his client apologised and regretted his behaviour. He said he recognised the impact the abuse had on the man and “is full of remorse, horror and shame”.He asked Judge Greally to take into account the fact that his client had not committed any further crimes in the last 40 years.Dunn entered the priesthood at 16, when Mr Condon said he was immature and had not identified his own sexuality. He said this did not justify his client’s behaviour towards the victim.Counsel said Dunn continued to live a life of prayer and reflection but did not “practice publicly”. He accepted he had abused a position of trust.
Pick.Click.Give program manager Jessie Lavoie: “With an uncertain future for the state budget, Alaskan’s are stepping up and supporting their communities. Nonprofit organizations across the state have taken full advantage of the marketing value the program offers. They did a wonderful job letting their donors and communities know that participating in Pick.Click.Give. significantly impacts their charitable goals.” After several years of steady but flat giving through Alaska’s premiere charitable giving campaign, Pick.Click.Give. is experiencing an increase in overall pledged totals as well as the amount pledged per donor, according to numbers released on Thursday. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This year Pick.Click.Give. supported 628 participating nonprofits focusing on the following causes: Youth & Education, Emergency Services, Humanitarian Efforts, Animals, Arts & Culture, Health, and Community. The current average pledge per donor has increased nearly $9 over last year and is a record for the program. By the end of March, the total amount pledged by Alaskans was $2,906,875.00, the average pledge per donor is $113.88, and the average pledge per gift (each gift represents the amount a donor gifts per nonprofit organization) is approximately $62.53. Alaskans had until March 31 to file online for the Permanent Fund Dividend. However, filers can still go in and add or change a pledge through Pick.Click.Give.
CHICAGO—In a somewhat evangelical speech that was not entirely unlike Tom Cruise’s in Magnolia here, Jim Louderback—the former editor-in-chief of PC Magazine and current CEO of Revision3, an online video company backed by the dudes from Digg—lamented the slashing of editorial budgets in the magazine industry. Specifically, the disappearance of a position that is sounding more and more antiquated: the “fact checker.” “In the 90s, it seemed like we had hundreds,” he said. “Now, guess how many fact checkers we had when I left? That’s right, zero.”Louderback did allow that “magazines are not going away, but they’ve been changed forever.”Check out more coverage of the 2008 FOLIO: Show on FOLIOmag.com
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Debt-ridden auto component manufacturer Amtek Group is reportedly planning to sell its loss-making coffee chain Barista Coffee, as part of the group’s strategy to offload its non-core businesses.To sell the Italian coffee chain it acquired last year, Amtek may rope in consultancy firm Grant Thornton to scout for “potential buyers”, sources close to the development told The Economic Times.However, so far, Grant Thornton hasn’t received any “signed mandate” from Amtek to start the process, said the source.”The deal could also be structured in a way that the Arvind Dham-promoted Amtek Auto could liquidate about a third in Carnation Hospitality, which manages Amtek’s food business.”Recently, Dham had said that the group would sell non-core assets and exit non-auto businesses, after the company defaulted on its Rs 800 crore bond repayment.Barista Coffee sale not only highlights the liquidity issues faced by Amtek, but also the difficulties in making profits in the country’s coffee chain industry. Barista changed hands three times before it was sold to Amtek.Barista was bought by Rollatainers, a subsidiary of Amtek Group, from Italian coffee firm Lavazza Spa in a deal worth Rs 100 crore.Barista is the second largest coffee chain in India after Cafe Coffee Day, which recently got listed on the stock exchange. Barista has over 170 stores across the country, with most of them incurring losses.Starbucks and Costa Coffee are the other major players in the domestic coffee chain industry, which is projected to be worth Rs 1,400-crore.
Sakshi ChopraInstagramSakshi Chopra, the great-granddaughter of the legendary film and television director Dr Ramanand Sagar, who is known for posting bold photos on Instagram, has once again left her followers jaw-dropped when she shedded all her clothes and went butt naked.Wearing nothing but a purple wig and pair of googles, the 20-year-old was seen flaunting with her bare back and wrote a philosophical caption on her Instagram.”Lately I’ve been realising that most people are selfish. Everyone’s looking out for themselves & it’s pretty normal considering we’re growing up & certain decisions come to play. I remember a time where I was surrounded by people who just lived to live. We all had nothing to lose. I miss that,” Sakshi wrote while sharing her naked picture on Instagram.Sakshi likes to live her life on her own terms but she often gets trolled for posting bold pictures on social media for being Ramanand Sagar’s great-granddaughter. She feels that people unnecessarily compare her with her great-grandfather for her choices of clothes. “If anyone doesn’t like my photos then don’t see it. I know people talk behind my back but I don’t care about them. I just want to say that you cannot judge people looking at the kind of clothes they are wearing,” Sakshi had earlier told Dainik Bhaskar in an interview adding that she cannot tolerate TV shows like Ramayana and won’t watch if anyone asks her to.Sakshi Chopra is the daughter of Meenakshi Sagar, Ramanand Sagar’s granddaughter. She has done her schooling from the Trinity School Of London and later went to The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in California, USA to study the filmmaking art.
A Bharti Airtel office building is pictured in Gurugram, previously known as Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India April 21, 2016.ReutersBharti Airtel shares rose to an intraday high of 10.80 percent to Rs 400 on Thursday, after the company — India’s largest telecom service provider by subscriber base — said it will be acquiring Telenor’s India operations in seven circles. The move comes days after Reliance Jio announced aggressive plans, leading to the share price of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) rising 11 percent to a 9-year high on Wednesday. On Thursday, the RIL stock was trading marginally down at Rs 1,198 on the BSE at around 10.55 am even as ratings agency Fitch said it retained its negative outlook for the telecom sector. Read: Reliance Jio’s unlimited offer extended till March 2018In a statement, Bharti Airtel said that it had signed an agreement with Telenor South Asia Investments Pte Ltd. to acquire its India operations in seven telecom circles comprising Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West) and Assam. The acquisition price was not disclosed by Bharti Airtel. “The proposed acquisition will include transfer of all of Telenor India’s assets and customers, further augmenting Airtel’s overall customer base and network. It will also enable Airtel to further bolster its strong spectrum footprint in these seven circles, with the addition of 43.4 MHz spectrum in the 1800 MHz band,” Bharti Airtel said in its regulatory filing to the BSE.Fitch Ratings said the acquisition won’t change the forecast for the telecom sector in India. ” We retain our negative outlook on the sector for 2017, as fierce competition and rising capex will put pressure on most operators in the short term,” it said in its analysis.”The agreement by Bharti Airtel to buy Telenor’s Indian telecom operations is the latest sign that the entry of aggressive new operator Reliance Jio is spurring incumbents to consolidate to better meet the intense competition and weaker telcos to exit altogether,” it added. Shares of another telecom operator Idea Cellular were trading 5.65 percent higher at Rs 118 on the BSE.India’s second-largest service provider Vodafone and Idea Cellular are in talks for a possible merger, which in turn could hit Bharti Airtel’s dominance in the telecom space in the world’s fastest-growing economy.The BSE Sensex was up 76 points at 28,941; leading the rally were Bharti Airtel, TCS and Infosys. The Indian rupee opened at 66.96 to the US dollar on Thursday.
Rohingya people walk towards the makeshift shelter near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Cox’s Bazar. ReutersUnited Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres has urged the Bangladesh authorities to continue to allow the Rohingyas fleeing violence to seek safety in Bangladesh.The UN chief made the appeal recognising that Bangladesh has hosted generously refugees from Myanmar for decades.“The secretary general is deeply concerned at the reports of civilians being killed during security operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State,” spokesman for the secretary general Stephane Dujarric quoted the UN chief as saying.“The United Nations stands ready to provide all the necessary support to both Myanmar and Bangladesh in that regard,” he said.The secretary general fully supports the recommendations of the report by Kofi Annan and urges the government to effectively implement them, he said.Read more: UNHCR seeks open borders for people fleeing RakhineThis latest round of violence comes after the attacks on Myanmar security forces on 25 August.The UN secretary general, who condemned those attacks, reiterated the importance of addressing the root causes of the violence and the responsibility of the government of Myanmar to provide security and assistance to those in need, according to the statement issued on Myanmar a copy of which UNB obtained.“Many of those fleeing are women and children, some of whom are wounded,” said the spokesperson.The UN chief called for humanitarian agencies to be granted unfettered and free access to affected communities in need of assistance and protection.
The story follows a paranoid time traveler, but rather than a third-person narrative, the comic is presented as Polaxis’ — the traveler’s — private journal. The project incorporates the fourth wall in a clever way, as Polaxis’ journal is a seemingly normal journal at first, but he hides all of his delusions, paranoia, and conspiracies in a secret augmented reality layer of the book.The augmented reality portion of the comic is easily activated with an iPhone or iPad and the accompanying (free) app. Simply point your device’s camera toward the pages, and the secret information is revealed.The cheapest funding tier is only $20, while the most expensive — $2,000 — will allow you to become the books corporate sponsor. For more details on the story — and even a sample augmented reality image — you can head on over to the Kickstarter page. If you aren’t sure about the extra layer of interactivity, you can download the beta version of Polaxis from iTunes, then test it out on an image displayed on the Kickstarter page. Though one would argue that the world of comics is doing better than ever thanks to big (and lesser) name movie adaptations, actual comics have taken a while to transition to a modern-day medium. Software and services like comiXology have made the medium’s transition to digital smooth and easily accessible, but the medium itself hasn’t changed. A new Kickstarter for an augmented reality comic book aims to changed the ink-and-paper book to something much more modern and interactive.Obviously, the medium of comic books doesn’t need to change — books are still words on paper, TV is still moving images on a living room screen, etc. — but adding something new to an established medium is always welcomed if it goes well and preserves the original integrity and intent. Modern Polaxis, a new augmented reality comic book, hopes to do just that.
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Go back to the e-newsletterAutograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive portfolio of independent hotels, has welcomed four one-of-a-kind properties to its global portfolio, in the Florida Keys, New Orleans, Michigan and The Netherlands. Launched in 2010, Autograph Collection Hotels is a pioneer in the independent hotel space and has grown both aggressively and selectively from less than five hotels in 2010 to over 95 hotels today, making it not only Marriott International’s fastest growing brand, but one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the industry.The Collection’s latest additions include:The Saint Hotel Key West, Autograph Collection (Key West, Florida)Located on famous Duval Street just blocks from Mallory Square’s famed daily Key West Sunset Celebration, The Saint Hotel Key West, Autograph Collection provides the ultimate luxury destination to enjoy the island’s renowned festivals and water sport offerings. The one-of-a-kind, 36-room property, boasts a spontaneous, eccentric and edgy sophistication for even the most cultured traveller. Guests are met with the brand’s signature “Play Naughty, Sleep Saintly” atmosphere, infused with the laid-back lifestyle and Southern charm of Key West. Following a US$22 million dollar purchase and transformation, the property formerly known as the Southern Cross Hotel was rechristened The Saint Hotel Key West when it reopened in February 2015.Q&C Hotel and Bar, Autograph Collection (New Orleans, LA)The 196-room Q&C Hotel and Bar is ideally located between the French Quarter and the Central Business District in close proximity to all the major tourist attractions. The hotel is over 100 years old and located on the Historic Register. Following a complete renovation in 2014, the hotel now boasts brand-new luxurious modern rooms with Wi-Fi, 47-inch flatscreen TVs with tele-adapt wireless capability, fitness centre, convenient parking and pet-friendly amenities. The lobby has the warmth of a living room and embraces the entire hotel’s unique historic charm. Every dish served at Q&C Hotel and Bar is locally inspired and freshly prepared in the hotel’s open kitchen.Hotel Nassau Breda, Autograph Collection (Breda, The Netherlands)In the heart of the vibrant city of Breda, the Hotel Nassau Breda, which opened on 26 May 2016, redefines the Breda hotel market. The hotel is the perfect combination of rich history and contemporary comfort and luxury. On one of the oldest streets in the city centre, Three Court Houses, a convent and a beautiful chapel have been converted into a hotel with 95 rooms, several meeting spaces and a fine dining restaurant. The restaurant serves excellent dishes centring on a “Mad for food” philosophy.The Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection (Bay Harbor, Michigan)The stately Inn at Bay Harbor is situated on the shore of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, where broad vistas form the background for some of the world’s most spectacular sunsets. Calming hues and nautically-inspired patterns, textures and art provide a relaxing state of mind while enjoying the comforts of the hotel’s 123 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with full kitchens, living areas with Travertine stone fireplaces, marble baths, and breathtaking balcony views. The lobby – centred on a spectacular Schonbek chandelier with more than 34,000 gem-cut crystals and nearly 200 lights – has been modernised with a warm ambience to settle in from a day’s travels. Deep blue wingback chairs, rich leathers, marble tabletops, decorative lighting and a cosy fireplace flanked with bookshelves of northern Michigan memorabilia encourages guests to linger. The Inn’s full-service spa and salon provides the ultimate in luxury and pampering with services that evoke rest and restoration. Lakeside dining at its finest is served up in the all-new Vintage Chophouse | Wine Bar where guests can indulge, unwind, and soak in refreshing lake breezes in this classic all-American steakhouse.Go back to the e-newsletter
Go back to the enewsletterNational Geographic and G Adventures have introduced a range of trips called National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures. The program is comprised of 12 trips and features unique National Geographic-inspired experiences for children and adults to connect as a family.The trips, which are priced from $2,399 per person, visit 12 countries on five continents and range from eight to 13 days in length, with reduced pricing available to children aged 12 and under. Each small-group tour will be led by two specially-trained Chief Experience Officers, who will deliver one-of-a-kind itineraries and activities to meet the interests of both children and adults.Each activity is designed around four guiding National Geographic themes: photography and storytelling, history and culture, wildlife and conservation, and exploration. The destinations and activities that families can experience include wildlife spotting in Alaska’s national parks, where children can earn a junior ranger badge; pasta making and gladiator school in Italy; sumo wrestling lessons and samurai swordplay in Japan; acrobatics demonstrations with circus performers in Cambodia; and ziplining through the lush Costa Rican rainforest canopy.Vietnam Lan Ha Bay | Floating Fish FarmThe latest arrangement between G Adventures and National Geographic follows the success of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures, launched in 2015.“This expanded partnership with G Adventures has given us a new opportunity to provide a one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences to travellers who want to make meaningful, lifelong memories with members of their family,” said Tim Jones, National Geographic MD Vice President Travel APAC.“What really excites me about this new family travel style is how much learning, bonding, adventure and enjoyment is included, for every member of the family, at such an accessible price,” said G Adventures Managing Director for Australia & New Zealand Adrian Piotto.Costa Rica Rincon de la ViejaAll 12 trips in the National Geographic Family Journeys collection are now bookable online at National Geographic Expeditions or G Adventures as well as through travel agents, for departures from March 2020. Sample trips offered include:Morocco Family Journey: Ancient Souks to the Sahara – 9 Days from $2,399 Discover the magic of Morocco on a journey that takes you from bustling markets to soaring desert dunes. Meet enchanting musicians and storytellers steeped in Berber heritage, and try your hand at cooking up colourful local dishes. Hike past stunning rock formations, climb windswept sands, and uncover ancient secrets in green oases and grand palaces.Southeast Asia Family Journey: Vietnam to Cambodia – 13 Days from $3,299Mythical palaces, colourful markets, and warm turquoise waters – Southeast Asia is a dream for adults and kids alike. On this trip, explore the jungle-shrouded ruins of Angkor, delight in a fascinating water puppet show, somersault with Cambodian circus performers and more. Brimming with history and adventure, Southeast Asia will dazzle your mind and enthral your imagination.Tanzania Family Journey: A Serengeti Safari – 8 Days from $5,799Adventure is calling from the wild African savanna! Head out on safari in Tanzania’s world-renowned national parks to see huge herds of wildebeests, zebras, playful elephants and cunning hunters such as lions, cheetahs, and Nile crocodiles. From Arusha to Mto wa Mbu, taste bananas and coffee beans fresh from the farm, learn about traditional crafts and hear how locals are working to protect the cultures and creatures of their remarkable homeland.Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times – 11 Days from $6,799 Japan is a feast for the senses, from its electrifying neon-lit neighbourhoods to tranquil hilltop temples. Experience an intriguing mix of modernity and tradition in dazzling Tokyo, imperial Kyoto and the mountain city of Nagano. Wander Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, practice sumo wrestling and samurai swordplay, and sample wasabi-infused culinary concoctions. In this fascinating land of anime, snow monkeys, and high-speed trains, there is something to delight every member of the family.Other trips explore Alaska, Yellowstone, France, Italy, Iceland, Peru and more.See gadventures.com/travel-styles/national-geographic-journeys/family/Lead image: Vietnam Hanoi Train Street | All images supplied by G AdventuresGo back to the enewsletter
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