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Centre Island/flickr/AJ Batac
Centre Island/flickr/AJ Batac

Set on picturesque Lake Ontario, Centre Island is a popular getaway from downtown Toronto. Though it’s just one of the many Toronto Islands, Centre Island stands out for its wide range of attractions, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Just 15 minutes by ferry from Queens Quay, the island is easy to reach; and... Read More

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The Barbie Room at Hilton Panama
Barbie Room/Hilton Panama

Barbie-themed travel and experiences are nothing new. Beginning in 2013, Royal Caribbean offered what it called the “Barbie Premium Experience,” complete with a stateroom inspired by the doll, a mermaid dance class, and a fashion show. That same year, the Barbie Café opened in Taipei. (It recently closed, but... Read More

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Flickr Jeff Wallace
Flickr/Jeff Wallace

To celebrate the nation’s 150th birthday, Canada is waiving admission fees to its national parks, marine conservation areas, and historic sites in 2017. Can’t wait? Any annual pass purchased this year will remain valid for 24 months, giving you two years for the price of one. Considering that admission... Read More

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A view of the stars from Elqui Domos in Pisco Elqui, Chile
Starry view/Facebook.com/ElquiDomos

There’s nothing quite like looking up and setting your sights on the stars. The weeks ahead and spring are prime viewing times, too, thanks to celestial events like a super-bright full moon on February 22; close encounters with planets (Jupiter on March 8 and Mercury on April 18); and... Read More

Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Parks Canada/R. Bray

To many visitors, Jasper National Park in southwestern Alberta, Canada may live in the shadow of the more accessible Banff — but it’s precisely the remoteness that makes Jasper a special place to visit. Whether you’re a casual walker or an avid hiker, Jasper will impress with 11,000 square kilometers (4,250 square miles)... Read More

The hanging spheres at Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux
Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux/Dana Rebmann

Canada’s a massive country, and that means there’s a plenty to do and see, especially in its less-visited regions. A few hours north of Québec City, you’ll find the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean area. Quebecers have done a good job of keeping it a secret, but if you’re looking for some cool spots to spend... Read More

Vancouver skyline aerial
Tourism Vancouver

We love the cosmopolitan excursions in Vancouver as much as the next traveler, but we’re also huge fans of the fact that it’s a great gateway to surrounding outdoorsy adventures. After all, the city is flanked by mountains, forests, and the Pacific coast. Best of all, plenty of these escapes are... Read More

biking in vancouver on the seawall
Tourism Vancouver

Vancouver is a wonderful place for a bike ride, especially after the gloriously green metropolis has made a concerted effort to become a cycling city. The protected bike lanes make it easy for travelers to easily zip through the heart of the city, covering lots of ground while staying... Read More

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8 Canadian Parks (4 That You've Never Heard Of)
Flickr/Sheila Sund — Banff National Park

National Park season is about to kick off, and with gas prices low across the country, a road trip to your closest wilderness area is certainly in order. But don’t forget about our neighbors to the north, who also boast a wild range of national park adventures, from mingling with... Read More

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montreal street art tour - Rosalind Cummings-Yeates
Rosalind Cummings-Yeates

With non-stop festivals and foodie delights at every turn, Montreal attracts hordes of tourists eager to sample the culture and style of this sophisticated metropolis. But after you’ve viewed a Cirque Du Soleil performance and munched on a St. Viateur bagel, it’s time to dig into Montreal’s more unexpected... Read More

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Blount Small Ship Adventures

Like to cruise without the crowds? Vacationing with a smaller cruise company may be right up your alley. And Blount Small Ship Adventures — now offering up to 40 percent off on three itineraries booked by February 27 —  is giving travelers the chance to get a taste for... Read More

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yoga - royal caribbean

Which cruise lines are making headlines this week? Travel journalist Donna Tunney — ShermansTravel’s cruise expert — has all the latest news. Check back every Tuesday for trends, new amenities, and money-saving ideas that help you plan a perfect vacation at sea.  If you know who Lady Mary, Tom Branson... Read More

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Flickr Steve Montgomery National Gallery London 2

As tourism destinations, many major cities across the globe — New York and Paris, Stockholm and Sydney — are certainly monumental or historical or beautiful or all of the above. What they often aren’t, however, is cheap. The good news is that if you’ve got your mind set on... Read More

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National Park Service

When you think of whale watching, you might imagine sitting on a boat with a pair of binoculars, waiting for the world’s biggest creatures to appear before your eyes amidst the waves. But this isn’t the only way to see whales up close and in their natural habitat —... Read More

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Peak Walk

Some of the world’s best views come from the middle of the world’s scariest bridges. That’s not to mention the adventure you’ll get from crossing these sometimes rickety but always thrilling expanses. Here are our picks for the world’s 10 scariest bridges with amazing views, sure to get your... Read More