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Words for Liberation

I love words and believe they have power. Especially when you are desperately trying to understand a  situation where a person, group, or system has power over you: words can liberate. So here are some words for liberation.  This is an ongoing post. I want to add more words and terms. I plan to write at least one blog […]

Guide to eating in Japan: Dos, Don’ts, Customs, and Words

“Irashaimase!” That’s the “Welcome!” you hear bellowed when you enter a restaurant in Japan. Here are a bunch of other words and customs plus some dos and don’ts to know when eating in Japan. Entering a Restaurant in Japan First of all, the welcome you hear often sounds more like: “Iiiiiirasshaimaseeee!” Or some people, especially […]

Announcing Worldschool Travel Tour: Japan in Summer, 2010!

(Please check-out the itinerary for this trip to see what sort of things we’ll do, plus see photos from the 2009 Japan trip here!) Experience Japan with Worldschool Travel Tours in summer, 2010 when the festivals are happening and fireworks are flying! This trip is especially for homeschooling and unschooling young adults and teens who […]

Ten Tips for Learning Languages

Ten Tips on how everyone can learn foreign languages if they just jump in, be willing to make mistakes, have confidence, make friends, speak in different settings, have fun, and learning naturally especially while travelling.

Preparing for Travel in Japan

Tips and recommendations on how to prepare for travel in Japan. Travelling in Japan can be greatly enhanced by learning some about its art, history, and character. Great general packing tips and travel tips as well.