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Why Cuernavaca, Mexico, disappoints

Cuernavaca (kwehr-nah-vah-kah) is one of Mexico’s better-known colonial cities.… [more]

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The River Drive along the St. Lawrence in Charlevoix, Quebec

If you follow the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River along Charlevoix’s Route… [more]

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Les Quatre Vents, Quebec, revisited

When I first visited Les Quatre Vents in mid-June, 2011, I knew I'd be seeing one… [more]

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Is hiking the Inca Trail tough? Depends on whom you talk to

From the vault: Vanessa Kohut travelled for 21/2 months in South America. A highlight,… [more]

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They left the farm to see the world: Stop #3 Vietnam

Barb and Ben Dietrich, recently retired, travelled through Southeast Asia for three… [more]

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A magical trip to FloydFest in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Susan Hubay and her husband took their beloved VW van to the world music and arts… [more]

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Hiking the Berg Lake Trail in the shadow of Mt. Robson, British Columbia

Andrew Sunter and his 7-year-old son Aidan hiked the world-renowned Berg Lake Trail… [more]

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Hidcote Manor, Gloucestershire, England

Five years ago, my sister and I stood outside the gates of Hidcote Manor in a state… [more]

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The River Drive along the St. Lawrence in Charlevoix, Quebec

The River Drive along the St. Lawrence in Charlevoix, Quebec

If you follow the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River along Charlevoix’s Route 362, you will be on one of the most scenic drives in Canada. The drive is relatively short, a distance of 58 km with some side trips—steep dips, I would call them—and if you’re thinking about doing it in a day you’ll be shortchanging the experience. The River Drive, as it is called, links Baie-Saint-Paul in the south and La Malbaie in the north, passing through some of Quebec’s most beautiful villages. You’ll be on a mountain overlooking … Read entire article »

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Hiking the Berg Lake Trail in the shadow of Mt. Robson, British Columbia

Hiking the Berg Lake Trail in the shadow of Mt. Robson, British Columbia

Andrew Sunter and his 7-year-old son Aidan hiked the world-renowned Berg Lake Trail around Mt. Robson this summer. The trail brings you to the foot of Mt. Robson (3954 m), a “big mountain with big hazards” and the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies Trailhead (Elevation 862 m; Distance 0 km) The Berg Lake trail is in Mt. Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia. It’s one of the most scenic trails in Canada, and that’s saying something. The … Read entire article »