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Hikes tap natures healing properties

QUALICUM BEACH, B.C.–Things are pretty laid back in little Qualicum Beach and not just because this small Vancouver Island town is a hot spot for hippies and retirees. Tourists love this part of the sunshine…


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7 things to do in or near Merida, Mexico

MEXICO-There is plenty to see and do in Merida but if you really want to take advantage of your time there, explore what the surrounding area has to offer. Here’s a list of just a…


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Mexico reveals a tale of two cultures

IZAMAL AND MERIDA, MEXICO-Walking through the streets of Izamal it’s hard not to be blinded by the bright yellow pastels that emanate from every building in sight. According to Mayan history, a “man with blond…


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5 coastal gems of Portugal

Nestled in a western corner of Europe along the North Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is home to some of the most dramatic coastline in the world. At times, the sheer coastal cliffs seem to be out…


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6 specialties from Nouvelle-Aquitaines Dordogne

NOUVELLE-AQUITANE, FRANCE-This region might be best known for its quality Bordeaux wines, but its food is an epicurean’s paradise. To the east of Bordeaux, the department of Dordogne (historically known as Périgord) is best known…



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Gift guide: Subscribe to this gift idea

For the picky — or spoiled — person on your list, there’s always the subscription service. It’s actually the gift that keeps on giving, because it keeps showing up in the mailbox even months after…