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Curtis Stone

An internationally known chef, best-selling author and TV host, Curtis Stone is inspired by Mother Nature to keep his delicious recipes simple, using local, seasonal and organic ingredients. Curtis is the host of BRAVO’s Top Chef Duels, and is a regular guest co-host on The Chew. He is also a familiar face from shows including The...

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Cruise to Cuba? Yes You Can!

10 ways you can cruise to Cuba this year. One of the biggest travel stories of the past year has to be the renewing of relations between Cuba and the US and the rise of Cuba as a destination for American travelers. Cuba has long been a favorite sun and culture destination for Canadians and Europeans....

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First New Cruise Ship of the New Year: the Seabourn Encore

For those of us who love cruise travel, it's like celebrating the first baby of the New Year!  Seabourn's new Encore was introduced to the world at a festive evening ceremony pier side in Singapore January 7th, and we can't help gushing over the first cruise ship arrival of 2017. International recording artist and the world's...

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Catching Up with Celebrity Cruises' Captain Kate

Captain Kate McCue of Celebrity Summit answers your questions. Including: “Who are the better drivers, men or women?”  

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Top 10 Reasons to Cruise

David Letterman had his famous Top 10 lists and so do we! Here are our Top 10 Reasons to Cruise! 1. Incredible VALUE. All‐inclusive cruise vacations let you spend just one amount that covers everything on board accommodations, dining, entertainment and more! And the value you receive is among the very best in travel today. 2. Your...

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Top 5 Babymoon Destinations

Congratulations moms and dads-to-be! We know that you have a lot of planning ahead of you before your little bundle of joy arrives – and that’s just why we’re here to help with some fantastic suggestions for your babymoon. Babymoon you ask? A babymoon is a “last hurrah” vacation that allows couples to enjoy plenty of...

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How to Party like a Prince in Antigua and Barbuda

This British Caribbean nation celebrates Prince Harry's Commonwealth visit with a modern twist on a local cocktail that has a royal heritage. Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea; the largest Leeward Islands. 365 white and pink sand beaches, one for every day of the year, are attraction...

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The World's Most Expensive Shopping Streets

Not everyone will be online or in line for shopping deals this Black Friday.  Some people still love the luxury of exclusive shopping experiences, and enjoy and compare them on their travels:  Couples on a romantic escape or engagement trip shopping for the perfect ring with a travel story.  Business travelers enjoying some 'bleisure' time shopping...

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Let's Hit the Slopes

Few family vacation experiences are more memorable than watching your kids learn to suit up and take their first ski or snowboard turns down the bunny hill. Of course, figuring out which hills and trails are just right for their skills can be the ultimate challenge – especially if you’re planning a ski getaway for the...

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Finest Cuisine At Sea

The Finest Cuisine at Sea™, authentic destination experiences and an intimate, luxurious ambiance are the hallmarks that define Oceania Cruises. From the moment you step aboard one of our stylish ships, you feel welcomed by our dedicated staff and casually sophisticated atmosphere, perfectly complemented by museum-quality art and thoughtful design choices. As you explore both iconic...

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The Beauty of China

The Beauty of China "Shanghai Pudong Skyline" by François Philipp, Flickr.com is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Despite its mighty economy, China is a gentle, genteel giant and a historically important country where ancient customs and gentle politeness are particularly significant — and where even making a cup of tea is a sacred art form. Must-see cities like eclectic Beijing, buzzing...

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Exotic India

Beautiful and frenetic, sublime and sometimes unpredictable, Asia’s vast tapestry of ancient cultures and brilliant landscapes have delighted travelers for centuries – and there couldn’t be a better time to experience five of its most fascinating countries for yourself. Asia is a continent so full of adventure and intrigue that one could spend years traversing its...

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Kids Just Wanna Have Fun

For an awesome family vacation where the kids can have the time of their life (including you!), look no further than an all-inclusive getaway to Mexico and the Caribbean. We all remember what it was like being young, and while some things haven’t changed as to what kids want in a vacation (a big pool, lots...

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Let's Get Cooking

One of the key ingredients to a memorable vacation is the culinary delights one discovers along the way. That tiny bistro tucked inside a centuries old cobblestone walkway; those delicate pastry delights, so tempting through that tiny village bakery window; or the aromatic flavors of an entire region, so bountiful and yes...so intoxicating! You owe it...

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The Top 5 Spooktacular Places to Spend Halloween

From haunted houses and creepy graveyards, to eerie swamps and even entire neighborhoods transformed into supernatural other worlds, Halloween reigns supreme as the spookiest holiday shared round the globe – making it so much more than just a night for kids to get some candy. Here our travel professionals’ picks for the top spots for getting...

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Tips For A Pleasurable Family Travel

Family travel is a wonderful bonding opportunity and a minefield for conflicts, and brings to mind both happy memories and nightmares. In spite of its many pleasures, travel can be stressful, especially with children. Use the following tips to reduce the hassle and increase the fun of family travel: Plan ahead. Family travel requires more planning...

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Top 5 Girlfriend Getaways

By James Shillinglaw What’s one of the most popular forms of group travel today? The answer is the girlfriend getaway—a trip where women who are former high school classmates, college roommates, good friends or family members can take that long-overdue vacation together. Here are five great getaway destinations for that long-delayed girlfriend escape as recommended by...

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Secrets Akumal, Riviera Maya: Pure and Exclusive

Prepare to be dazzled! When you arrive at Secrets Akumal, an AMResorts property, you are greeted in the lobby by the signature scent for the property and a staff that is dedicated to making sure you are indulged in a truly magical Unlimited-Luxury® experience. Akumal means “Place of the Turtles” in Mayan. If you are lucky...

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Top 5 Craft Beer Destinations By Joe Boone

"fiersdenosbières-19" by David Taquin, Flickr.com is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Beer has been quenching humanity’s thirst for thousands of years. There is solid proof of beer production in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia dating back to at least the fifth millennium B.C. Today, it's a 500 billion dollar a year industry and though it’s still dominated by a handful of big...

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Lost in Havana by Margie Goldsmith

I’m lost on the outskirts of Havana, dressed in a sweaty T-shirt, shorts, and sneakers. I don’t have my cell phone but that doesn’t matter because there’s no one to call. The only other people I know in Cuba are my American teammates doing this Olympic-Distance Havana Triathlon Championship; but I’m the slowest and they’ve probably...

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Oh What Grape Fun!

Hero Image: "Wine Glass" by Alex Ranaldi, Flickr.com is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Celebrating the Great Wine Harvests of the World Get ready to breathe in the crisp autumn air, stomp some grapes, and sip some fabulous wines. These fun and relaxed wine harvest festivals are a blast for serious connoisseurs and wine newbies alike. Montmartre Wine Harvest Festival • Paris,...

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The Beauty of Mexico

It’s time to rediscover Mexico! Here are a few of our favourite destinations where you’ll fall in love with the country’s warmth and magic. Baja California Wine Country Located to the northwest of mainland Mexico, the Baja California peninsula is home to beautiful and diverse landscapes and endless beaches. The region’s warm Mediterranean climate makes for...

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The Top 5 Fall Foliage Destinations

Autumn is truly a magnificent season. It is a time when Mother Nature reminds us all of her beauty by setting forests aflame with radiant colors. While brilliant foliage displays can be witnessed throughout much of the world, many of the most spectacular are found right here in our own backyard. Based on our travel agents’...

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Greater Palm Springs

Greater Palms Spring is Southern California’s most seductive and spirited escape for visitors in search of relaxation, adventure, pampering, a modern lifestyle and entertainment. Famed for its chill culture and possessing a chillosophy on how to best enjoy each and every visit, Greater Palm Springs features nine distinct cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City,...

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The Beat Goes On!

The 2016 music festival season is already heating up with many of the hottest new acts and veteran bands lining up to take the stage. Lucky for you, we’ve got your ticket to the most exciting music events across the globe. Whether it’s rock, jazz, electro, folk, dance, hip-hop or pop, we’ve got you covered with...

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Beautiful Britain

Looking to cross off some bucket list sites while traveling across Britain, globetrotter Kathy Bunbury discovers there are endless wonders just waiting to be uncovered. It was a week into our vacation, sitting on a steam train, enjoying Welsh beers, traveling through some of the most beautiful countryside we could ever have imagined, that my husband...

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Run For It!

Whether you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly 5K, training for your first marathon or looking for something much bigger —there’s an exciting running event to satisfy your need for speed! Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Orlando, Florida January 4 - 8, 2017 The Happiest Place on Earth just got a whole lot sportier with a full...

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Have Group Will Travel

From family reunions to book clubs, like-minded social groups are redefining the travel experience – and having more fun than imaginable! When it comes to an incredible travel experience, there’s nothing better than sharing it with the one’s you love or with those who have the same passions and hobbies as you. Group travel is perfect...

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Culinary Cloud Nine

A beloved and long sought-after vacation retreat for travellers across the globe, The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton are a spectacular haven for those who want to experience “The Best of Everything.” Surprised? This special part of South Florida has an impeccable list of all-encompassing superlative experiences that include world-class accommodations, opulent resorts and spas, championship...

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Gdansk, Poland, a city that has it all!

A strategic port city, Gdansk is where you can enjoy a variety of sights and activities without having to leave the city limits. From museums; centuries-old churches; shopping districts; boat cruises and historic landmarks - the city of Gdansk has it all! The historical capital of Gdańsk Pomerania is the largest city of Kashubia. Gdansk is...

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Feel like Royalty at the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest, Hungary

When visiting Budapest for business or leisure, you must stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, a hotel known for opulence, luxurious style, and excellent service. One of the best hotels in Europe, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace was named after the 16th-century English financier Sir Thomas Gresham. It was opened in 1907 as an...

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Join a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, and strengthen your faith

One of the world’s most important pilgrimage sites for the Catholic faithful - Lourdes, France.  Lourdes is a town that welcomes about 6 million pilgrims annually from all over the world. Once a small market town, Lourdes is now known as the largest Marian pilgrimage center in the world. It was in 1858 that the town...

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Play like a kid again at the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, Illinois

Technology ushered a way of playing games. You can play games right at home with a number of gizmos and gadgets available today, but there is nothing like playing games in a good old-fashioned game arcade. If you want to play like a kid again, head to Galloping Ghost Arcade. Located in the village of Brookfield,...

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An array of adventure awaits you in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Ecuador, Baños de Agua Santa is city where you can enjoy a number of outdoor activities. It is the last big city before reaching the Amazon basin, earning the moniker of being the  "Gateway to the Amazon". Baños de Agua Santa commonly called Baños is quite well-known in the...

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Top ten things you must do when visiting Seoul, South Korea, for the first time

South Korea has received a lot of attention because of the Korean Wave, its high-tech gizmos and gadgets, fashion trends, festivals, landmarks, and other numerous attractions. If you are planning a trip to Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, here are top ten things you must do to make your trip an unforgettable one. Go...

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Best Burger Joints In Montreal

By: Kennedy Runo 2/12/2016 North Americans love their burgers. They may not be the primary cuisine, but they remain the most consumed food in the restaurants. As a traveller in Montreal, you will also find it hard to resist the appetizing burgers’ aroma from the city’s burger joints. Below are a couple of the most visited...

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Be electrified by the sights of Valparaiso, Chile

Once known as the as "The Jewel of the Pacific", Valparaiso is a lively city that will electrify you with its vibrancy and energy. If you are planning to visit Chile, the city of Valparaiso must be one of your stops. One of the South Pacific's major seaports, Valparaiso is known for its magnificent seaside views, luminous...

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Float while you sleep at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort, Thailand

Just imagine spending a few days on River Kwai and enjoying activities that are awesome, this is what River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort offers adventurous travelers from across the globe. Located about 60 kilometers from the heart of  Kanchanaburi town, River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort  is where you can spend a few days before or after...

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Palacio de Sal, Uyuni, Bolivia, a hotel made out of salt!

One of the most unusual hotels in the world, Palacio de Sal offers a different experience.  It is perfect for a getaway or when you want to rekindle a romance without having to venture out of the hotel and just relish the view, solitude and exclusivity. Located in the small town of Colchani in Bolivia, Palacio...

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Take a Safari to the Clouds Tour in Salta, Argentina

Thrill seekers and outdoor enthusiasts will love Salta, Argentina. The city offers numerous activities and experiences that are so awesome! The city of Salta is located in the northwest portion of Argentina, and is 3780 feet above sea level. Nestled in Lerma Valley, it is the capital city of the Salta Province.  Although the city is...

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Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba, one of the best hotels in Aruba

Nestled in a coconut plantation and just steps away from beautiful white sandy beaches, the Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba is a small and cozy gem of a hotel which has gotten raves from numerous travel magazines and websites including the New York Times, Huffington Post, CaribJournal, USA Today, Telegraaf Newspaper, and Travel Channel. TripAdvisor has consistently...

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Where to Save & Splurge in Vancouver

By Anita Draycott My recent trip to Vancouver confirms that the city is as vibrant and stunning as my Vancouver buddies like to boast. It’s hard, no impossible, to compete with Stanley Park, the stunning waterfront and backdrop of mountains. I hope you’ll find these “splurge and save” tips to be useful when planning your trip...

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Pyramid Power at Summerhill Winery in the Okanagan Valley

By Anita Draycott Though I found all those involved in Okanagan’s grape industry to be passionate and innovative, the quirkiest of them all is Summerhill, Canada’s largest certified organic winery.  Owner Stephen Cipes gave up his real estate business in New York and started planting grapes here in 1986. In 1991 Cipes’ Gabriel sparkling wine won...

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3 Day-Hike Ideas in Northern California

What is your kind of hike? Are you the type that likes hikes that are moderately strenuous--manageable but still get your heart pumping? Then this list is for you. We've got day-hike ideas here that are not too difficult, but still leave you with a feeling of accomplishment. Moreover, since these trails are not too strenuous,...

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The Most Talked About Hotel in the Alps: Hotel Wiesergut, Saalbach-Hinterglemm

A family-run guest house, owners Martina and Sepp Kröll have transformed Hotel Wiesergut into one of the most recommended hotels in the Alps. Why is everyone raving about this hotel? Let's have a look at what it has to offer... Hotel Wiesergut is located in Saalbach-Hinterlemmm. It is the perfect location for skiing during the winter,...

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5 Reasons to Book your Next Vacation at Sandals Resorts

The Sandals brand does not need validating. Everywhere it has its footprints; it leaves an indelible mark on the holiday makers. It is exclusive and upscale. Its customer service is the industry standard and its facilities make you want to stay in your destination longer. For those who have never vacationed in a Sandals Resort, below...

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America's Best Beach Towns

Let's admit. We all would love to live by the seaside. Unfortunately, we were not all lucky to be born in a coastal town. So every now and then we pack our bags and head to the coast to enjoy the fresh breeze from the high seas and laze around on the beach. So to help...

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A Brief History of Nevis

Long before any European knew the existence of the Island of Nevis, the local Amerindian called it Oualie, meaning 'the land of beautiful waters'. And beautiful they are. The island of Nevis is one half of the two islands that make up the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. It is located in the Lesser Antilles...

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5 Can't Miss Activities in Aruba

The island of Aruba, along with Bonaire and Curacao forms what is commonly referred to as the ABC Islands in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea. They also form what is known as the Dutch Caribbean or the Netherlands Antilles. Aruba's list of holiday activities can be overwhelming for a first-time traveler. But you...

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Video; 5 Money Saving Tips for Walt Disney World

Walt Disney can be an expensive affair if you do not know how to 'cut-the-expense-corners'. This video offers insightful tips as to how you can still take your family to Disney World without leaving a hole in your pocket. Take a look.

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