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Sugar Shack in Quebec/iStock
Sugar Shack in Quebec/iStock

No offense to the chocolate lovers in Hershey, Pennsylvania, but Québec might really be the sweetest place on Earth. The Canadian province produces about 75 percent of the world’s maple syrup and maintains an emergency reserve (for surprise pancake surpluses?) of about 46 million pounds. The value of the ooey-gooey... Read More

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Niagara Falls aerial/Hillary Richard
Niagara Falls aerial/Hillary Richard

Niagara County, which straddles the U.S. and Canada, is best known for one of the world’s most famous and most recognizable natural wonders. But while Niagara Falls has delighted visitors for decades — earning it the title of “honeymoon capital of the world” — there’s plenty to see beyond the falls... Read More

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EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington
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At the heart of it, “Star Trek” shares a lot with the traveler’s ethos: excitement over new adventures, a respect for diversity and culture, and an enthusiasm for all that reminds us of our humanity. For a Trekkie, the special exhibits and experiences that are currently on offer in celebration... Read More

Quebec City/iStock
Quebec City/iStock

Sitting on the edge of the St. Lawrence River, Québec City exudes a certain vibe or, maybe more aptly, a certain joie de vivre. The provincial capital of Québec, Canada is a thoroughly modern city, but it also has the beautifully preserved romance of a centuries-old European town. From... Read More

 Casa Loma Toronto/Tourism Toronto
Casa Loma Toronto/Tourism Toronto

Canada is having a moment. Progressive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is garnering international attention with his unabashed support of LGBT and women’s rights and his welcoming stance on immigration. And the country’s abundant natural parks, rich flavors, and cosmopolitan cities drew a record number of tourists last year: 14.03 million overnight visitors and 26 million on day trips... Read More

 Northport Back Range Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island/flickr/Dennis Jarvis
Northport Back Range Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island/flickr/Dennis Jarvis

Prince Edward Island is the crown jewel of Canada’s Maritime Provinces, thanks to pristine beaches, fresh local seafood, and charming 19th century architecture. Only slightly larger than the state of Delaware, the island is easy to navigate in a short period of time, which is good because there’s a lot to see.... Read More

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 Montreal/Christina Garofalo
Montreal/Christina Garofalo

Montréal is a must-visit — even if you only have a few hours to spare. With a history that dates back to 1642, Canada’s second largest city is vibrant and diverse; it’s filled with great food and proud locals willing to help you find your way around. From the best place to try its... Read More

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 The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA
The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s rare and exciting when a hotel offers breakfast that goes beyond wet scrambled eggs and mini pastries. These 10 hotel breakfasts will inspire you to get down to the dining room early or to splurge on room service. Archer Hotel, Austin, TX When the Archer Austin hotel opens in September, it will... Read More

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 El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires/flickr/Nico Kaiser
El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires/flickr/Nico Kaiser

With a travel warning and heightened terror alerts throughout Europe, some people find themselves concerned about jetting off to Paris or Berlin. Though opinions on the safety levels of these cities are hotly debated and constantly changing, if you are looking for alternatives to a European vacation — whether due to... Read More

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Teresa Bitler

With its cobblestone streets and Old World charm, Québec City can be a budget-friendly alternative to a European vacation, as long as you know what’s worth the splurge (and what’s not). If you don’t, though, the expenses (minus airfare) can rival their overseas counterparts. Keep your budget in check on your next... Read More

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 Flatiron, Toronto/flickr/Canned Muffins
Flatiron, Toronto/flickr/Canned Muffins

Nearly 30 years ago, English actor Peter Ustinov described Toronto as, “New York operated by the Swiss.” The idea that Toronto offers the cultural attractions of the Big Apple without the chaos — and the cost — is truer than ever. Due to decreasing oil prices, the Canadian dollar is now valued at... Read More

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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
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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