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6 things to dig into in Durban, South Africa

Durban is designed for adventure, with miles of sandy beaches along its rugged coastline and mountains just a few hours’ drive away. To the...

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5 outdoor thrills in Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia

Dinosaurs may be the main attraction around Tumbler Ridge, B.C., but the region is also a hot spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Thanks to the...

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I had only meant to spend the night — a stopover on a road trip up the coast of Vietnam along the country’s main highway, from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. But somehow...

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As the days get shorter and the air, crisper, our attention turns to all things autumnal: cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice and nature’s showstopper, the changing of the leaves. While peak viewing is hard to...

Hello kitties! Taiwan joins Seoul and Tokyo on the global runway

It’s easy to get lost in the labyrinth of corridors at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei, a former Japanese tobacco factory built in the 1930s. But you won’t find factory workers...

City break: Madrid, Spain

You don’t need to wine-and-dine at a fancy restaurant or fashionable bar to get a taste of the sophisticated Spanish capital – just step into one of its many food markets. Madrid has a thing...

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We’ve only been hiking the mist-shrouded mountains of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for a short time when our guide, Niyibizi Goreth, tells us our trackers have spotted the Rushegura family. A ripple of hushed excitement...

The Palm Beaches: Heaven itself (not the waiting room)

I step onto the grass in wedges, flute of champagne in hand, following the lead of the locals. It’s half-time, and a sea of floral sundresses and Lilly Pulitzer-printed rompers flood the polo field...

5 stunning hiking trails that are an easy drive from Toronto

Hiking in Toronto isn’t limited to laps in the Eaton Centre. Not far from the city’s towering skyscrapers are conservation areas, urban parks and restored wetlands with an expansive network of trails for hikers...

Where to experience the best of spring in Canada

From tracking caribou herds in the Yukon to spotting icebergs in Newfoundland, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season of renewal. A spring road trip can ease you out of winter hibernation...

Discovering Tahiti’s treasures — off the resort

As I round the back of the house, in search of a salle de bain, I run into three young girls — my host’s daughters — playing with dolls and listening to the radio....

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