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Hi, my name is Arisa! Currently based in Tokyo, I’m raising 3 young children (6, 4, and 2) together with my French-Algerian husband. Born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan, I’ve lived in New York, Costa Rica, Tokyo,  and Hong Kong. Two of our children were born in Hong Kong, and we moved back to Tokyo …

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Bebe Voyage recently had the pleasure of hearing from travelers Gyongyi and Jurgen; Hungarian and Dutch parents living in Amsterdam. They chose to take a sabbatical after their daughter Mirin was born to travel, meet other people, and experience different cultures. They shared with us their stories of the unique delights and challenges they experienced while traveling through Japan, …

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This post contains affiliate links.  If you’re like me you’re always looking for fun ways to remind the whole family of all the places you’ve been. I love taking trips but talking about them can be just as much fun. We’ve rounded up some of the best ways to remember where you’ve been to satisfy …

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One and a half years ago, when our daughter Lily was just about to turn one, my husband Brandon and I decided to do somethinga little crazy. We would take a year away from everything and travel the world, with Lily and our toy yorkie, Baron, in tow. Our itinerary would include Europe, Asia, Africa, …

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This week’s hidden gem is a beautiful park with hidden statues, fish ponds, and lots of secret paths for the kids to explore. Discovered by family travel writer Wisterian Watertree, this gem is a secret little oasis located in a capital city on an island nation in the Pacific Ocean… Any guesses where we are …

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We are the Watertrees, and we live in Tokyo. By many counts, it is the biggest city in the world, but where we are it feels like living in a small town. It is an amazing city to live in, clean to the extreme, friendly to parents despite more Japanese being over 75 than under …

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The Standard Luggage Company’s Carry-On Backpack is a home-run. Retailing for $179 with free worldwide shipping, this backpack isn’t cheap but it does the job! To put the backpack through the ringer, I took it on a 10-day trip to Japan as my only bag. You heard that right – this carry-on backpack held a …

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Traveling to the world’s largest city with toddlers in tow may sound daunting but I’m happy to report that getting around is surprisingly easy! After almost a year of navigating public transportation with a little one, I’ve picked up a few tips that will help you commandeer the city like a local or at least an …

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Thinking about a family trip to Tokyo? Here are three, family friendly stops that will entertain everyone in tow. Legoland Discovery Center – This attraction is spread out over multiple floors and offers a nice variety of rides, shows and play areas. Purchase tickets in advance online to save some cash and time waiting in line when …

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