Fly Andorra

As you may or may not know, Andorra is a small, mountainous country in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain.  For 715 years (1278 to 1993), Andorrans lived under a unique co-principality ruled by the French Chief of State and the Bishop of La Seu d’Urgell.  As of 2019, its population is 77,142. Tourism, the mainstay of Andorra’s tiny…

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Uruguay – here’s why

Montevideo – Uruguay’s capital welcomes visitors to its seaside city bounds. Explore Montevideo with us and start planning a trip here of your own. Uruguay is emerging as one of South America’s favorite destinations. Its capital Montevideo​ has a warm, temperate climate, pleasant sea breezes and miles of boulevards. Tour​ the city while on vacation​ here and #visit​ the towers,…

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Norwegian would . . .

Isn’t it good? Norway is known for its rugged and breathtakingly beautiful earth. The fjords in the west of the country are long narrow inlets, flanked on either side by tall mountains where the sea penetrates far inland. By far the major part of the land is a rocky wilderness, and thus Norway has large, completely unpopulated areas, many of…

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Widebody Cotswolds

One of England’s most beautiful – and well-known – areas are The Cotswolds.  Picture-perfect stone houses, babbling rivers and mountains standing in the background, it’s no surprise that the villages are often overrun by tourists.  It is one of the most touristy locations in the UK. The Cotswolds, themselves, only have around 90,000 residents.  And they have an airport, as…

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When Josie comes home

Spring, winter, summer or fall, British Columbia, Canada, is always a relaxing and sometimes awe-inspiring destination.  From the mountains to the oceans to the cities, BC will keep you busy with things to do.  While you’re there, try the Josie Hotel in Rossland. Located slopeside at RED Mountain Resort, The Josie Hotel unearths Rossland ’s most precious adventures while providing…

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Starry, starry night

Imagine a place where we feel covered by a majestic starry sky. Right in the middle of Alentejo, Portugal is the wonderful Alqueva sky is like dark velvet cloaked by a huge blanket of stars. It is a protected area and internationally certified as a Dark Sky Reserve, or “Starlight Tourism Destination”, which extends over an area of about 3000…

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Spy-‘r-land

Bond is back!  But not as Bond . . .  James Bond star Pierce Brosnan is in a new film.  It’s the result of Tourism Ireland teaming up with the Irish Film and Television Academy to create a series of short videos to showcase Ireland. Pierce speaks of his love for his native land, while the video shows Ross Castle in…

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RISONARE Nasu

Hoshino Resorts RISONARE Nasu is located in Nasu. Mt. Jeans Ski Resort is worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area’s popular attractions can visit Nasu Highland Park and Nasu Safari Park. Nasu Animal Kingdom and SL Land Museum are also worth visiting. Tokyo-based Klein Dytham Architecture has designed PokoPoko as…

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Do you know Sacha Lodge?

Imagine walking across a bridge suspended over the rainforest canopy, paddling through creeks in search of monkeys and river otters, climbing to the very top of a giant kapok tree or swimming in a black-water lake, threading your way through trees in search of the world’s tiniest monkey… Sacha Lodge can show you how.  This pristine 5,000-acre (2,000-hectare) ecological reserve…

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Your Jordan plan

“Welcome to Jordan!” Visitors will hear this refrain more times than they can count—shouted from car windows, as a greeting from waiters, from every taxi driver, when getting their passports stamped at the airport, while walking down the street… Jordan has a reputation for being one of the friendliest countries in the Middle East, and hey, some stereotypes are true.…

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Eat as the Norfolk do

Virginia, USA, is not always at the top of travelers‘ lists, and that’s a shame.  One of the oldest states in the US, it featured heavily in the shaping of the country. Norfolk, Virginia is a city on the water, but never watered down. Built on character, by characters, they’re a melting pot of people, cultures, and ideas that welcome…

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Here’s a Van plan, man

Our home town, Vancouver, in addition to being one of the most livable cities in the world, also has some rather fabulous places to stay if you’re just visiting. Executive Hotels and Resorts are based here and have some delectable properties for your choosing. Whether zipping through the mountains of Squamish and Whistler, prowling through downtown Vancouver or Toronto, or…

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No, that can’t be right.

‘Your answers on this questionnaire suggest moderate to severe depression,’ I said gently. ‘Can I ask how long that’s been going on?’ My client, a middle-aged, widowed military veteran with chronic back pain, looked taken aback. ‘Depression?’ he repeated, in a voice of disbelief. ‘No, that can’t be right. I can’t be depressed.’ ‘I’m sorry,’ I said, puzzled, ‘but what…

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Free travel to India!

If you haven’t been to India, do yourself a favour.  Indescribable sights, unforgettable food, and lovely, lovely people.  So how about this, as an incentive? The Indian government is giving travellers the chance to explore India without costs for the next two years. Too good to be true, right? Well, there is one condition: you have to visit fifteen destinations…

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G, that’s quite a savings!

Our affiliate friends, G Adventures, have been changing the world through travel: that’s been their goal since 1990.  The trip of your dreams doesn’t need a Hollywood-sized budget or years of planning. Simply join a small group of like-minded travellers that, like you, are eager to experience all the things that make our world worth exploring. Which brings us to…

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Who is Kim Carpathian?

Carpathians . . . the mountains. Stretched across Central and Eastern Europe, the vivid scenery of the Carpathian Mountains has inspired civilizations for centuries. Distinctive cultures, art and architecture, and immaculate gardens show a heritage influenced by the dramatic topography. Let your eyes dance across the fairy-tale skylines and medieval streets of Prague. Cherish Serbia’s Orthodox monasteries, beautifully built and…

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Delira and excira

Slow adventure is the newest travel trend to immerse travelers into journeys through the wild.  Where?  Ireland, of course. Exploring tranquil waterways on a paddle board or canoe, floating down a river, hearing only the sounds of the water – welcome to slow adventure. By getting outside and reconnecting with nature, slow adventure travelers are creating lasting memories and engaging…

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Blizzard in the sun

Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks remain closed at this time. But, they currently plan to reopen Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park on March 7, 2021. “Like the other areas of Walt Disney World Resort, we will welcome back Guests and Cast Members to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park in a responsible way, with a plan focused…

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Club Med Nord

Well, all of you ski demons, it’s time to hit the slopes.  You can take in the sites and the fresh air (using the appropriate cautions) and leave your Covid worries behind for the time being. And may we suggest Canada as your next ski location –  specifically Mont-Tremblant & Le Massif?  Not only does Montreal have world-class skiing, but Canada has one…

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Towers of Pain? Never!

Chile is one of the most picturesque countries in the world, and yet is not bursting at the seams with tourists.  So that means that you have the chance to explore in comparative solitude. So that you know, Chile is is a long, narrow country along the southern half of the west coast of South America, between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. The…

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