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Historic Cuba

Cuba is more than just the white sand. Time you got off the beach for a while.

Quebec City Hotels

La Belle Ville radiates with old-fashioned hospitality.

Philadelphia

Go for the cheese steak sandwich, stay for the fun.

Fall for Nantucket

Top 10 reasons to squeeze Nantucket into your autumn plans.

Holidays for Learners

Exodus Travels takes the curious right to the source.

Boutique Hotel Hunting

Dirty weekends in the best possible taste.

Geckos Adventures

Accessible travel ideas for younger adventurers.

Wales Roadtrip

Wales is one locavore taste sensation after another.

White Water Rafting

You have to do this at least once in your life.

Ultimate Yoga Retreat

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort reinvents luxury yoga.

Maine Adventure

Maine in the summer is big on big-sky adventure.

Warsaw

The capital of Poland is currently enjoying a bit of a resurgence.

Venice

Is Venice sinking? Yes, and it has been since it was built, so don’t worry about it.

The Azores

Drop in on the Azores on your way to Europe this summer.

Whale Watching

The surfing is terrific, but whale watching in Tofino is a real bucket-lister.

Lithuania

This Baltic state is the top travel spot to hit in 2016.

Iceland

The land of the midnight sun is well worth a stopover on your way to Europe this summer.

The Himalayas

You won’t find anywhere more enriching or beautiful than Northern India.

Montenegro

A week in this tiny country in southeastern Europe will feel like a month.

The Final Frontier

Virgin Galactic inches its way toward commercial space flight.

The Grand Hibernian

Ireland gets its first luxury train this summer with the Grand Hibernian.

Kyoto, Japan

This temple-rich city is at its absolute best during cherry blossom time.

The Eiffel Tower

So romantic, so ubiquitous, but still so incredibly neat.

The London Savoy

This British icon is full-on high style, high tea and highballs.

The Caribbean Saints

As we hit resort season, do you have all the “Saints” straight?

Ski Wyoming & Utah

Big verticals, big snow and big sky beckon at Jackson Hole in Wyoming and Park City in Utah.

Star Wars Museum

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art breaks ground soon in Chicago. Start lining up now.

Fogo Island Inn

With exquisite design, spectacular scenery and amazing food, Fogo Island Inn delivers.

Bethlehem

Are you ready to make the trek? Two million people do it every year.

Morocco

Marrakesh and Casablanca are steeped in
history, with a culture so rich and colourful.

Winter Adventure

When life hands you winter, you better make snow angels!

Nashville, U.S.A.

Go for the music and stay for the food. Whichever gets you down to Nashville, the famed Music City.

Adventures in India

The number of UNESCO sites alone will make your head spin clear off. Stop thinking about India and get going.

Ephesus, Turkey

Abandoned in the 11th century during the Byzantine era, the ancient city of Ephesus near Selçuk in Turkey’s Izmir province was built 3,000 years ago, the largest marble city in the world. Ephesus is best known for the Temple of Artemis (built in 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and for … Continue reading Ephesus, Turkey

The Swiss Alps

What happens in Weggis… is a total revival of your spirit that you need to tell everybody about. A little town just across the river from Lucerne, Switzerland, Weggis is your springboard to 1,800-metre Mount Rigi in the pre-Alps. This place is enjoying a resurgence of its former status as a spa playground in the … Continue reading The Swiss Alps

Nicaragua

“The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes,” Nicaragua is gaining ground on Costa Rica and Panama as the new place to explore, and not just with the younger set looking for a cheap place to surf. Travellers wanting something different than the usual sunspots will revel in the authenticity of Nicaragua: And since the turbulence of … Continue reading Nicaragua

Bora Bora

Nothing can prepare you for the exotic beauty of this French Polynesian gem.

Amazon Cruise

Cruise down the Amazon in luxury. Boutique cruise company Rainforest Cruises has found great success with the M/V Cattleya, an intimate eight-passenger boat that sets sail to the remote Pacaya-Samiria Reserve in the Loreto region of the Peruvian Amazon. Wind through tributaries and channels, spotting rarely seen wildlife (including the pink river dolphins) and communing with local … Continue reading Amazon Cruise

San Juan, PR

Beautiful beaches, great food, rich history, secluded places to escape to, an actual café society and amazing SCUBA diving—San Juan is the perfect getaway. The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico enjoys a steady rise in popularity, as people cotton on to the fact that the capital of San Juan is an excellent spot to anchor a … Continue reading San Juan, PR

South African Safari

Candlelit dinner in your treetop penthouse? This is a sunset you will likely remember for long, long after it sets, a South African safari trek with a twist from Truly Experiences. Your six-night adventure includes four nights in Sabi Sands River Lodge in Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest protected wildlife reserves, plus two … Continue reading South African Safari

Charlevoix, QC

So insanely romantic! The bucolic R&R region of Charlevoix on the St. Lawrence River 90 minutes north east of Quebec City is the province’s best-kept secret—centred around the two main towns of Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie. A bit of an artist enclave, Charlevoix is also a hit with foodies: The Flavour Trail is an agri-tourism circuit … Continue reading Charlevoix, QC

The Alamo

Remember the Alamo! From the very day General Antonio López de Santa Anna and his army arrived outside San Antonio, Texas (February 23, 1836), people have been talking about the ensuing battle, the people involved and the myths that sprang from this legendary part of American history. The state’s top tourist attraction, the Alamo sees … Continue reading The Alamo

Paradise Cove, Fiji

Heading to Australia? A stop at Fiji is definitely in order. The elegant Paradise Cove is synonymous with this South Pacific island chain, a resort that lives up to its name. On secluded Naukacuvu Island in the Yasawa Island group, Paradise Cove is the place to turn off and enjoy the natural beauty of Fiji … Continue reading Paradise Cove, Fiji

Cayman Cookout

This annual celebration of food in January sees celebrity chefs put on a real show.

Hong Kong

Dazzling, beautiful, intense, steeped in history, almost overwhelming—Hong Kong is all of these things and more. The mix of Chinese and British cultures that pervades the fabric of this tiny region of seven million makes it incredibly unique. One of the most densely populated places in the world, Hong Kong is teeming with people, sights … Continue reading Hong Kong

The Whitsundays

You owe it to yourself to experience the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, and by far the best place to do that is the Whitsundays. This group of 74 islands three-quarters of the way up the east coast of Australia in Queensland is one of the most popular yachting spots in the southern hemisphere … Continue reading The Whitsundays

Palm Springs

Nabbing a cool, mid-century modern bungalow in Palm Springs for a week by the pool could well be one of your better ideas. It certainly was one of mine. This little resort community of 45,000 people 175 kilometres east of Los Angeles is a great spot to relax and explore, gold and play tennis, and … Continue reading Palm Springs

Grace Bay, T&C

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, sets the scene for Grace Bay, a little paradise, one of the first all-oceanfront-suite resorts in the Caribbean. With 1,000+ feet of beach and three different levels of accommodation, Grace Bay offers the full range of watersports, plus golf, tennis, horseback riding and lots of lying around being waited on hand … Continue reading Grace Bay, T&C

Cozumel, Mexico

Mainland Mexico is lovely, but the island of Cozumel just south of Cancun is off-the-dial beautiful. A little bit country and a little bit rock-and-roll, Cozumel is regaining its footing since hurricane Wilma crashed through in 2005. Quiet and unhurried, it is considered one of the best places in the world to SCUBA dive, with … Continue reading Cozumel, Mexico

Ecuador

This South American country is like four places in one. You get the Pacific coast, the Andes Mountains with its active volcanoes, the Amazon rain forest packed with wildlife and the iconic Galapagos Islands, all in one package. Take in San Rafael Falls, hike along a crater lake, take a chocolate tour, or brave the … Continue reading Ecuador

San Blas, Mexico

Once a prominent Pacific port, the small fishing town of San Blas (population 10,000) between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta is home to 30 km of beaches, winding estuaries and mangrove swamps. It is also one of the most important natural bird shelters in the Western Hemisphere. In La Tovara National Park, you can find more than 300 different … Continue reading San Blas, Mexico

Kenoa Resort, Brazil

This is touted as one of the 50 best hotels in the world. Brazil’s first eco-chic resort, located in the north eastern state of Alagoas, has 23 rooms of pure luxury. Enjoy fine dining and spa-pampering, plus adventure experiences like an oyster-tasting canoe trip. Visit KenoaResort.com.

Sail the Bosphorus

All the great waterways of the world have their enclaves of amazing homes. But when it comes to the wooden Ottoman waterfront mansions that line the infamous Bosphorus Strait, separating the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, you’re in for some prime sail-by gawking. These “yali” are generally secondary “beach” houses, built between the late … Continue reading Sail the Bosphorus

Tasmania

The remote Australian island of Tasmania is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, as famous for unspoiled natural environment as it is for the Tasmanian Devil. Almost half of Tasmania is parkland and designated heritage land, with five regions and two islands. The capital of Hobart is your jumping off point for cool excursions, including a picnic … Continue reading Tasmania

The Hideaway, Maldives

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa in North Maldives should be on your radar.

Quebec’s Ice Hotel

When life hands you ice, make ice hotels! Hôtel de Glace is a minus-four-degree marvel.

The ABC Islands

With a blend of Dutch and Afro-Caribbean heritage, Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are worth the longer flight time.