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Video: The Most Photographed Hotel in the World Celebrates 125 Years

about Quebec

How does a hotel become the most photographed in the world?  Many hotels have spectacular architecture, magnificent and dramatic settings... but very few hotel silhouettes define the destination.  Fairmont's Chateau Frontenac is to Quebec City what the Eiffel Tower is...

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Now You Can Take the Chunnel Train to a New Destination in Europe

about Europe

London to Paris for a romantic weekend? Belgium to London for tea? Travelers have gotten used to having the option of a high-speed train connecting city centre London to mainland Europe via the tunnel under the Channel.    Brexit politics...

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4 Traditional Sports You Can't Miss When You Travel To Hawaii

about Hawaii

Many of the world's favorite sports have roots in ancient cultures, based on the skills early peoples needed to survive in their environments.  Ancient Hawaiian sports are a great example.  Life in Hawaii's lush, volcanic, Pacific islands shaped a traditional...

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Video: Taking a 'Sound Bath' at the Seabourn Spa

You may be familiar with treating yourself to a massage, reflexology, or other spa wellness treatments while you're on holiday.  But an Amethyst Crystal Sound Bath?  That's a level of holistic therapy you rarely encounter at any spa, especially at...

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What Happens to Worn-Out Hotel Sheets? A Good News Story

How many times can your hotel sheets be slept in once, then washed, and slept in again before they're too worn to use one more time? We don't know.But we do know that there's now a better end story for...

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Video: Get a Bird's-Eye View of One of the Natural Wonders of the World

about Saint John, New Brunswick

Something amazing happens when the highest tides in the world arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick.  Twice a day, tides in Canada's Bay of Fundy rise as high as 56 feet in places – the height of a 5-storey building! ...

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If You Think Bigger is Better, You'll Love the New Largest Ship at Sea

March 31st 2018 was a red-letter day in marine lore.  Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas set sail with her first group of passengers.  It marks the 25th ship of the fleet – and the largest passenger cruise ship ever...

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Why Is It Called Easter Island?

about Easter Island, Chile · 5 Comments

That's actually a trick question.  This tiny dot in the eastern South Pacific ocean, but technically territory of Chile, is actually Rapa Nui. The world over, Easter Island is synonymous with exotic mysteries of an impossibly distant, long-lost civilization and...

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Now There's Another Louvre Museum

about Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

It's the best-known and most-visited museum in the world (and if you've ever spent valuable hours of your trip to Paris waiting to get in, you know just how popular it is).  But now, there's another Louvre. The Louvre Abu...

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Video: California Cool in Palm Springs

about Palm Springs, California

Fresh, dry air? Check.  300 sunny days a year? Check.  A minimalist desert landscape framed by mountains? Check. 'Desert Modern' Mid-Century design and architecture and breezy, indoor/outdoor cocktail lifestyle? Check.  Natural hot springs and more golf than anywhere else in...

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Tips for Biking Bermuda's Railway Trail National Park

about Bermuda

t may be one of the best ways to see the beauty of Bermuda. The train system in Bermuda was short-lived, but its legacy is a National Park trail that is a gift to islanders – and visitors to the...

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Video: The Best of Buenos Aires: A Monograms Tour with a Local Host

about Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ranks high on travel bucket lists: an exciting, European-influenced city in a remote country, renowned for a passionate history and punching above its weight in contributions to global culture. Argentina has given the world the breathtaking music and...

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