Visiting the Saguenay Fjord, Quebec: Where to Play and Stay

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When we hear the word “fjord” most people think of Scandinavia or Norway. Few think of Canada. The Saguenay Fjord is a relatively unknown, unexplored region in Northern Quebec, with exception to tourists from the more urban areas of the province. With 2,130 known Fjords around the world, only 38 are 100 or more kilometers […]

Saguenay Fjord, Quebec: An Amazing Race Challenge for Journalists

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As an adventurer at heart who once dreamed of writing for National Geographic and traveling all over the world discovering the planet’s hidden gems, I jumped at a recent opportunity to be one of five journalists who would participate in a friendly competition along the Saquenay Fjord in Northern Quebec. I didn’t know much – […]

Bora, Bora

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I got two words for you: Bora Bora! Of course, I had to save the best for last, which you should when you visit the beautiful islands of Tahiti. If you want to learn all about this paradise and see the hotel that was recently featured in ABC’s hit show The Bachelorette, then come with […]

Let’s Get Maui’d

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By Jim Milio: The Grand Wailea Resort “This is already the best hotel we’ve ever stayed at!” “Honey, maybe we should see the room first.” We had just checked in, but my ten-year-old daughter was already in the thrall of the main lobby and atrium of Maui’s Grand Wailea Resort. Towering several stories above us […]

Blueberries and Belugas in Northern Manitoba, Part 2

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Continuing with my amazing adventure at Seal River Lodge, only this time, in addition to seeing Polar Bears up close, I was able to get into the water with friendly Beluga whales! And I cannot forget to mention that the meals at Seal River Lodge are really special. Breakfast and dinner are always served in […]

New Orleans’ Outer Boroughs

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By Bruce Northam: New Orleans gets all the glory in Louisiana, but there are new worlds to discover just beyond its borders—and though close to or connected to the Gulf of Mexico, they’re not covered in BP oil. ST. TAMMANY PARISH New Orleans’ Upper East Side Casual but not country, the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain […]

Ventura, California

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Greetings, travel aficionados! Get ready for a little city that packs big adventure. Located about 60 miles north of Los Angeles is sparkling Ventura, California. Steeped in both agricultural and maritime history, this town has something for everyone: romantic time alone with your sweetie, family adventures, or a weekend with your friends is all within […]

Catalina Island

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By Nicole Rodriguez: Walking down a gangway is always exciting, whether you’re off to vacation in the Caribbean, Capri, or, in my case, Catalina Island. Catalina is not fancy, it’s innocent-and that’s what makes it special. And getting there is half the fun! The boat ride takes less than 90 minutes from each of three […]