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Photo gallery of Antarctica

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Croatia: Sailing the jewel of the Adriatic

Croatia: Sailing the jewel of the Adriatic

Sue Landreville and her husband Mike are enthusiastic sailors from Canada. They joined friends on their boat in the Caribbean and it was such a great experience that they decided to sail in a foreign destination once again.  Croatia offered what they were looking for—spectacular coastal scenery, a seemingly endless number of islands, heritage towns and world class marinas. Besides, the country was still affordable and seemed eager to welcome them. We decided the best way to sail in unfamiliar waters was … Read entire article »

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Antarctica: Penguins and Icebergs

Antarctica: Penguins and Icebergs

Joyce Sinclair and her husband travelled to Antarctica to see its wildlife and rugged landscape. My husband Bill and I went to Antarctica in January. To get  there we first took a two hour flight from Punta Arenas in Chile to Frei Station on the Fildes Peninsula, which is west of King George Island. Then we boarded a zodiac to get to the ship Ocean Nova that, in turn, cruised south to the  Antarctic Peninsula. The Ocean Nova was … Read entire article »

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When is something a ‘wonder of the world’?

When is something a ‘wonder of the world’?

Editorial: In a few days time, on the 11/11/11, winners of the New7Wonders of Nature campaign will be announced. This has been a widely publicized, global campaign. There are currently 28 countries competing, each with one ‘wonder’. When the campaign first started there were 440 nominees before the finalists were selected in 2009. The seven winners will be determined by popular vote so it has been quite a process. There are certainly some extraordinary ‘wonders’ in this … Read entire article »

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Catching the wave in Playa Nosara, Costa Rica

Catching the wave in Playa Nosara, Costa Rica

Stephanie Jack spent 5 days at Playa Nosara learning to surf and finally was able to catch the wave. On a trip to Costa Rica in February, I decided to spend a few days surfing. I had never surfed before and found a place online called Playa Nosara that seemed like it would be good for beginners for the beach is sandy and without huge swells. It’s on the western coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, … Read entire article »

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Biking in Vietnam from the mountains to the coast

Biking in Vietnam from the mountains to the coast

Dalat is nestled in the mountains of Vietnam and Nha Trang is a coastal town. Stephanie Jack decided that biking down the mountain would be an interesting way to get from one town to the other. The 70 km bike ride from Dalat to Nha Trang is through spectacular terrain. It was one of my favourite areas of Southeast Asia because it was completely untouched and there were so few people around. For the first 40 … Read entire article »

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Inca Trail photo gallery

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

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

 Vanessa Kohut travelled for 21/2 months in South America. A highlight, of course, was hiking the infamous Inca Trail.  The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a hard trek and you really have to push yourself physically for you’re walking for four days at really high altitude. It is also super luxurious and well oiled, at least compared to some other trips I’ve taken. You wake up in the morning and are served hot cocoa tea and … Read entire article »

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Why travel with kids? Because it opens up their world

Why travel with kids? Because it opens up their world

Tara Collins has followed her mother’s lead and with her husband Paul has exposed her young children to the world. My mother has always been a traveller and she believed that exposing her children to the world when we were young was a good idea. There were many trips that we took together but it was a trip we took to Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong in 1982 when I was 12 and my brother was … Read entire article »

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Great Dixter photo gallery

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Christopher Lloyd’s garden: Great Dixter, England

Christopher Lloyd’s garden: Great Dixter, England

He dedicated most of his life and his writing to his garden and was widely known for his willingness to experiment and his passion for planting. Eight years ago I had the opportunity to start a garden from scratch in a neighbourhood where manicured lawns are not the norm and old pine trees are prized and protected. My mentor in making this garden was Christopher Lloyd—or at least his books were. So it was quite an … Read entire article »

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Dogon Country photo gallery

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The Barrens photo gallery

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