Japan

Japan is a great place to enjoy nature in the spring.  The sakura or cherry blossom blooms beautiful pink during this time of year.  It is not uncommon to attend a cherry blossom viewing party which is similar to a picnic with family and friends.  While in Japan, try some of the fresh fish that contains great omega 3 fatty acids.  Immerse yourself in the Japanese culture and relax in an onsen or hot spring, there are many natural hot springs throughout the country.   For more information visit http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/.

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Norway

Embrace the winter temperatures and see the wonder of Norway.  A trip to this winter wonderland may just be the cool refreshing break you need.  The temperatures don’t get much below freezing due to the warm waters that flow up the coast from the central Pacific Ocean.  You can eat some fresh fish that contain great fatty acids.  Go for a dog sled ride across the snowy plains of the country.  Watch the dancing lights of the aurora borealis paint the sky like a watercolor brush pulled across a canvas.  These mystical lights can calm and quiet the mind.  For more information you can visit www.visitnorway.com/us

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