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Written by Ashley Kong (Classic Travel Intern, Fall 2014). Magnificent natural landscape, enthusiastic local residents, traditional Chinese culture, characteristic local food- all your expectations for a trip can be realized in Northeast China. Similar to Michigan’s weather, the best period for travelling is from May till October. You could spend one week in the three… [Read More]

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Written by Richard Charlick, D.D.S., M.S. January, 2014 HTI had its 16th 2-week mission to Myanmar (Burma). We were again invited and cared for by our host Dr. Rev. Robin Seia whose primary goal is the same as HTI’s and that is to share the Good News of Jesus with the unreached, those who have… [Read More]

Written by Joy Yin (Classic Travel Intern, Summer 2014). The following are her ten favorite attractions and things to do in her hometown of Shanghai, China. 1. The Bund The Bund is a must go place when in Shanghai. It is the area which includes both riversides of the Huangpu River. It has iconic waterfront… [Read More]

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Japan has always been near the top of my travel bucket list and so I finally decided to plan a trip for my significant other and I. We planned to spend some time in Tokyo and Kyoto before departing from Osaka. Before leaving for Japan, we decided to purchase the Japan Rail (JR) Pass. This… [Read More]

Written by Shirley McLeod. Dear Joy, Dick and I want to thank you for all you do to help us in fulfilling our ‘bucket list’. We just returned from our second Yangtze River Cruise. The first was in 2001 before the Three Gorges Dam was completed, and we wanted to see the changes since the river… [Read More]

A Note from Cindy and Larry Kindel. Larry and I want to thank you for arranging our trip and tour of Vietnam last January. It was an incredible trip. It worked out well for our son to meet us there also. We highly recommend vacationing in Vietnam. It’s a beautiful country and the people are… [Read More]

Written by Dr. Puretz. Bhutan is a land of grand mountains and intense Buddhist tradition. Druk Air's flight path into Paro prescribes a beautiful arc into a long narrow valley. This landing is an open window into a land of mountains and hillsides dotted with traditional homes, rice paddies, and ancient Buddhist adornments (temples, monasteries… [Read More]

Written by Bob Martin. John and Jay Bos and I went to China during the SARS problem. Why did you do that you ask? Well we had our plans and we wanted to see the Three Gorges project before they raised the water level so we went. Our group deteriorated to just the three of… [Read More]

Written by Denny Custer. So I sez to Joy, that when we finish with our China trip, we'd like to do Thailand and maybe Singapore, just because we're so close. Sez Joy to us, "Bangkok, the Regent Resort at Chaing Mai, Amanpuri Resort at Phuket and Raffles in Singapore", all for sure. She's been there… [Read More]

Written by Scott McRee. Recently I had the distinct pleasure of escorting a group of 39 people to Beijing, China, "The pearl of the orient". If you have never ventured outside the United States, or to this exquisite country, now is the time! Let me take a few minutes to describe our China experience. Our… [Read More]

Written by Marcia Bethea. To see the Yangtze River as it has been for the last 500 years, you have until 2003!! After that, it will be changed forever!! The Chinese government is constructing the world's largest dam that will affect the beautiful Three Gorges area of the Yangtze River. The water will rise 135… [Read More]

Written by Pam Manke. I had always wanted to go to Beijing and see the Forbidden City. I had seen the movie 'The Last Emperor' and that really sparked my interest. Trying to get someone to go with me in November was not as easy as I had expected, even with the price so reasonable… [Read More]

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Written by George Trumbull. Trying to condense the most rewarding and educational experience Jan and I have been blessed with, into this capsule summary for a web page is like trying to cram whale blubber into a sardine can. But since Jan and the writer have always had the highest regard for Joy and Tom---"Don't… [Read More]