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Summer/Fall 2014 Issue

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When thinking of the many beautiful places this world offers as a possible destination for a vacation, Tunisia is sometimes overlooked. This being my first trip there, Tunisia was one great big happy surprise!  (More)


My first reaction to the idea of taking BikeHike’s active, adventure tour to Slovenia and Croatia (The Alps to Istria) was: “What?”, “Where?” and “Why?” While I am healthy and reasonably fit, I thought I might be too old (over 40) for an adventure tour. I couldn’t have been more wrong. In fact, more and more people over 40, 50, 60 and even 70 are choosing tours that take you outside the gates of an all-inclusive and into an incredible, active, authentic and connected experience.  (More)


Built as a monument to love, the Taj Mahal, the most famous of all India's tourist attractions, on July 7, 2007 was voted by approximately 100 million people from around the globe, who cast their ballots by telephone and Internet, to be one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’. It was a well-earned acclamation for unlike most of mankind's other great structures it was not erected to satisfy religious fervour or the vanities of rulers. Rather this symbol of India's sub-continent was constructed in honour to profess esteem, devotion and love.    (More)


When dreaming of a safari vacation in East Africa, most people conjure up images of Lions, Elephants and Giraffe but my strongest advice is “don’t forget the birds”! Over 1400 species have been recorded in the region covering Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and the little-known Burundi and while there is no shortage of ‘little brown jobs’ (LBJs) for the experts to get excited over, there are many 100s of stunning birds of all shapes and sizes to occupy the eyes on game drives or when you’re taking some well-earned down-time back at your lodge.   (More)


The French Alps have a wealth of wonders ready to share with visitors and the town of Chamonix, in the Savoie region, is a magnificent example of the riches available! This idyllic town is a popular spot for many reasons, including for the ever charming town itself!  (More)


While there are plenty of ways to get around in New Zealand, one of the most fun is on two wheels. With so many options – motorcycle tours, biking in a wine region, or riding the New Zealand Cycle Trail – visitors can lift their feet off the ground and check out the sights, sounds and magic of the country.   (More)


In 1903, a treaty between the newly independent Panama and the United States permitted the U.S. to undertake the construction of an inter-oceanic ship canal across the Isthmus of Panama.    (More)


To study the history of architecture in the Western Hemisphere one can find no better concentration of historic structures than La Habana Vieja (Old Havana). Founded in 1515, Old Havana never fails to impress its visitors with its rich history and incomparable New World grandeur. One of the earliest urban centres established by Europeans in the Western Hemisphere, this part of Havana is a lovingly restored monument to the city’s glorious past.   (More)


Some 25,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene epoch, a massive glacier - one of the outlet glaciers of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet - advanced down the Strait of Georgia and graced the shores of eastern Vancouver Island with a soft, rich sweep of sand.     (More)


For those who enjoy the back roads and corners of America, hidden histories and real people, you will be completely satisfied travelling through the often overlooked and undiscovered gem of Southwestern Arkansas.   (More)


While the weather might be a bit unpredictable around the country, one thing is for sure: almost everyone is ready to break out their swimsuits, sunscreen and sandals. Pool season has officially kicked off in Las Vegas and MGM Resorts International offers a variety of options for each type of sun-worshipper. From guests who prefer a quiet, child-free environment to those searching for the hottest daytime dance party, there’s a pool experience fit for everybody.     (More)


When Bob Seger wrote his song Mainstreet, he was inspired by Ann Arbor, where he grew up. This pretty town is a unique blend of Midwestern rural and cosmopolitan urban. There are still lots of small family farms nearby, but it’s also a college town, home to the University of Michigan, one of the eight original ‘public Ivies’ . Cultural attractions, shopping, and fine dining make this the perfect getaway, only four hours drive from Toronto.   (More)