October 2023 Journal

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Meet the Makers of Japan’s Most Prized Talismans in Tohoku
Tohoku’s artisans uphold enduring traditions, preserving and evolving the region’s rich cultural heritage.

How Volunteering on a Farm Changed the Way This Author Travels
The author’s initial reluctance to join an Italian olive harvest transformed into a celebration of hard work and deeper cultural immersion, forming strong connections with fellow harvesters and embracing a new approach to travel.

Brooklyn is Built for Family Fun
Brooklyn offers affordable and enjoyable experiences for families, providing great food, outdoor fun, and cultural immersion without straining your budget.

Happy Travels,

Kathy Pachman
Travel Research Monthly


Asia & India

  1. Peek into the Joyful Life of Mongolian Nomads
    Author: Isaac Muk
    Photography:  Taemin Ha
    Source: Huck Magazine
  2. Let’s Dive into the Magic of Cempedek Island
    Author: Suffian Hakim
    Source: Augustman Singapore
  3. Hill Stations Beckon in South India
    Author: Himakshi Panwar
    Source: Outlook Traveller
  4. Adventure Calls: Bali’s Black Magic Island, Warnings and All
    Author: Acacia Gabriel
    Source: Travel + Leisure


  1. Paris Perfection: Café Hopping All Year Round
    Author: Lindsay Tramuta & Rosalyn Wikeley
    Source: Condé Nast Traveller
  2. Traverse Italy’s Heel and Explore Its Cultural Treasures
    Author: Norma Meyer
    Source: OC Register
  3. A Sneak Peek at Fotografiska’s Brand-New Museum in Berlin
    Author: Bailey Berg
    Source: Afar Media
  4. Nimes, France: More Than Rugby
    Author: Victoria Trott
    Source: Herald
  5. How Volunteering on a Farm Changed the Way I Travel
    Author: Laura Kiniry
    Source: Shondaland.com


  1. Meet the Makers of Japan’s Most Prized Talismans in Tohoku
    Author: Lorna Parkes
    Source: National Geographic
  2. Japan: An Oasis of Art and Culture
    Author: Drift Staff
    Source: Drift Travel Magazine
  3. The Ryukyuan of Taketomi Island
    Author: Elizabeth Sok
    Source: Japan Today
  4. Not Tokyo – Japan’s Best Of The Rest
    Author: Jane Lawson
    Source: Escape


  1. Exclusive Hotel Amenities – No Overnight Stay Required!
    Author: Cortney Moore
    Source: Fox35Orlando
  2. Point.Me: Your Key to Maximizing Travel Rewards in 2023
    Author: Andrew Kunesh
    Source: CNN Underscore
  3.  A Graphic Novel written in Particle Ink
    Author: Blake Taylor
    Source: Attractions Magazine

United States

  1. Brooklyn is Built for Family Fun
    Author: Tyghe Trimble
    Source: Fatherly
  2. Exploring Rural Alabama: Beyond Myths and Into Reality
    Author: April Dobbins
    Source: Soul Grown
  3. Hit the Country Roads and Enjoy Mountain Tunes on Your Getaway
    Author: Christine Winder
    Source: Richmond Magazine
  4. Nevada’s Historic Downtowns
    Author: Bryan Dearsley
    Source: Worldatlas.com
  5. Take a walk through history in Jefferson, Texas
    Author: Bonnie & Bill Neely
    Source: Creators.com


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