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Explore Canada’s Wild Coast

The new IMAX movie, Great Bear Rainforest, takes viewers on an odyssey through one of the planet’s last great wild places, Canada’s west coast. But here’s a secret: you, too, can travel in the Great Bear Rainforest, in an IMAX-like journey of discovery, thanks to ecotourism specialists at Maple Leaf Adventures. Guests will see some of the same animal characters …

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Sail into the Jewel of the Caribbean, Antigua

Story and photos by Ellen Clark Being a Southern California girl, my experiences in the tropics leaned toward Hawaii and the Mexican Riviera. But when the chance to visit Antigua, a little gem in the Caribbean, came my way, I was hardly about to refuse. I knew that Antigua and its twin island of Barbuda were famous for their 365 …

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5 Top ‘Solomoon’ Adventures that Celebrate YOU!

We’ve all heard of honeymoons, of course. Also, babymoons for couples pre-birth. But how about taking a solomoon? It’s all about practicing self-love through new, exciting experiences, whether you are taking one last solo trip before tying the knot or just enjoying the fun benefits of going as one. This month of love consider making plans to discover a remote …

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11 ‘Pin-Worthy’ Trips for 2019

Pinterest has released its top travel trends for 2019 and among the most popular searches on the site are bike tours, out-of-the-way towns, less-traveled islands and divine, derelict and dilapidated castles. Here are 11 trips that will help you turn these oft-pinned ideas into reality. Bike the Orient Express Cycle in the tracks of Europe’s iconic long-distance train connecting Paris …

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Explore Galapagos on a Luxury Yacht

Make 2019 the year you visit the wonders of the Galapagos Islands. Better yet, make this a dream trip on a luxury yacht outfitted for 16 lucky passengers! This 8-day/7-night Galapagos Islands cruise with Surtrek takes guests in style to Santa Cruz, Santiago, Isabela, Rabida and San Cristobal islands for closse-up views of the unique and spectacular species of wildlife …

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Innsbruck’s Magical Christmas Markets

A favorite destination for those looking for a truly magical yuletide getaway, Innsbruck offers one-of-a-kind shopping experiences in these six enchanting Christmas markets. This year, a new LIGHTSHOW MAX 500 invites visitors to embark on a sparkling journey through time, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the death of Emperor Maximilian I. The audio-visual 3D light projection will be presented several …

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Treat Yourself to a ‘Luxpedition’

Who says you can’t combine luxury with adventure? Or perhaps your idea of luxury is taking a vacation while your holiday shopping is being done for you. And, we all want to take a flight without all the hassle of navigating security and walking down long corridors to your terminal. It’s time for your next vacation to really “be” a …

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Journey to Zero with this Island Cabin

This summer, living with minimal emissions will be put to the test. Neste, which is dedicated to exploring new ideas for a cleaner future, is building a prototype of a cabin that has a minimal environmental impact in terms of both carbon dioxide emissions and concrete impact on nature. The Nolla (= zero) cabin, designed by Finnish designer Robin Falck, …

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Follow Netflix’s “The Crown” on New Tour

Evan Evans’ two new “The Crown”-inspired itineraries offer the perfect day out for followers of the multi-award-winning series. Fans can fill the void of watching a new season of “The Crown” by taking one (or both) of the two new private chauffeur tours from Evan Evans during their next visit to the UK. These tours bring together the show’s spectacular filming locations in …

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Cinque Terre Can Be Your Italian ‘Masterpiece’

Led by American artist and teacher Leslie Fehling, Art Walk Italy features onsite sketching and watercolor classes combined with daily coastal walks and tours of villages steep in Old World charm.  Fehling, recognized in the U.S. and Europe for her lively style, tutors guests in drawing, watercolor techniques, hand lettering, page design and travel sketching – all while they absorb …

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5 ‘Must-Do’ Experiences in Tulum

By Jan Maguire From ancient Mayan ruins to subterranean limestone caverns ripe for exploration, these are our top picks for sights and experiences in and around Tulum.   1.  Discover Ancient Mayan Culture  No trip to Tulum is complete without a visit to the Tulum Ruins, one of Mexico’s top archaeological sites.  Perched on a limestone cliff with magnificent views …

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Not invited to the Royal Wedding? No worries.

As the UK gears up for the royal nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, London is sharing some of its unique, weird and wonderful wedding venues. It’s all here from secret temples and canine ringbearers to safari-esque sleepovers. See Visit London’s top picks, totally inspired by the “Markle Sparkle.” Reigning Attractions Say ‘I do’ at the Zoo! ZSL …

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Grab a Kayak for Urban ‘Camping’ in Stockholm

Glamping might be a step up from traditional camping, but a new hotel that just opened in Stockholm is my idea of ultra-glamorous “camping.” The multi-storied Downtown Camper could be the ultimate “basecamp” for urban explorers. After all, it’s not every city hotel that hosts complimentary kayaks in the lobby, a resident “Mr. Know-It-All” or a Lifestyle Concierge. A part of …

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Ride from Barcelona to Rome like ‘Hannibal’

Cycling tour company Ride & Seek is now offering adventurers a chance to follow in the footsteps of the Carthaginian general, Hannibal Barca, on a 1,787-mile cycling tour through Spain, France and Italy. The 28-day journey takes riders over the Pyrenees, Alps and Apennines on roads featured regularly in the Vuelta a España, Tour de France and Giro d’Italia bike races. …

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Eat your Way Around the World: Top 4 Foodie Adventures

There are many reasons why we visit different destinations—from scenic beauty to music and architecture. But did you know that among the top vacation choices is food. Actually, it is the third reason we go, according to a recent U.N. World Tourism Organization report on gastronomy and visitation. Since food helps define a destination’s culture, it makes sense. This year, …

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Hidden Paradise in the Marquesas Islands

Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora…French Polynesia’s better-known destinations— famous for exotic beauty, sparkling sands and turquoise lagoons, shiny black pearls, and an envious bohemian lifestyle.  But, just a three-hour commuter flight away, a string of islands known as the Marquesas lures those in search of more seclusion, rich archaeological remains, jungles filled with wild orchids and an apparent lack of tourists—despite …

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More Time to Drink More Wine: Wine Tours with European Waterways

Maybe the French didn’t invent wine-making, but you have to agree, they’ve perfected the art.  European Waterways is offering wine lovers a unique, limited opportunity to visit two world renowned wine making regions – the eponymous Champagne, and Burgundy, France – with a new “Back-to-Back” two-week cruise option.  Through this option, guests can book the Panache hotel barge in Champagne and L’Impressionniste in neighboring …

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