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Ingmar would be pleased

My gosh, we’d really like to go off-grid right now. Somewhere isolated. Somewhere barren but still beautiful. Somewhere where you almost feel like you’ve reached the very edge of the planet. The island of Hamneskär, off Sweden’s western coast, is just that sort of place. For decades, this rocky island has been home to a lighthouse,…

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All is well in Sanibel.

If you know Florida, USA, you'll likely know Miami Beach, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg etc.  Chances are you've been to one or more of these sunny cities. But what about the destinations that are bubbling under?  There are just as many worthy spots that aren't in the top ten. One of which is Sanibel…

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Vamos a Toronto . . pronto!

Let's go to Toronto now! We think that almost everyone has a warm and fuzzy feeling about Canada.  The country is almost like the North American Sweden:  healthcare for all, low violence, a population from every corner of the world and, honestly, nice people.  You can land here and relax. Probably the best place to start…

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Turkish delight

Here's a bit of fun for you. The amusing (and complex, so pay attention) Turkish Netflix series, Midnight at the Pera Palace, is a sharp, stylish and binge-worthy adventure.  Initially set in modern-day Istanbul, a journalist is thrust into the past and must stop a plot that could change the fate of modern Turkey. What…

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Romantic Ilulissat

We are pretty sure that most of our readers are of intrepid, open-minded,energetic and fun-loving.  All the world is your oyster.  A new day, a new adventure.  With that in mind, do we have a place for you! We're willing to bet that many of you haven't visited Greenland, yet.  The country probably doesn't leap to…

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Vertical sky

If you've ever had dreams about sleeping in the clouds, then we have something to excite you. Vertical Sky Luxury Suites, situated in Ollantaytambo, Peru, promise an almost one-of-a-kind experience.  In addition to breathtaking sunsets and spectacular views, you can also enjoy activities like Via Ferrata, Zipline, Bungee jumping, suspension bridge and Rapelling - all…

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Maui Wowwee

One thing that can be said about the USA is that it has Hawaii.  The islands are a place where almost everyone wil agree that it is a "destination" for them.  Spectacular ocean waters, beaches, mountains and on average, 240 sunny days per year, you're almost guaranteed a good time. But, of all the islands,…

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Ne skie pas

France is a many-splendoured thing;  the food, the wine, the scenery, the joie de vivre.  No matter how many times you visit the country, you always find something new or unexpected. And, anyone who loves winter sports knows that France has some of the best ski runs in the world.  But, alas, things are changing At the…

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Why U?

Why u?  This is not your father's cruise ship. Designed as the first river cruise catering to a more trendy audience, U River Cruises features more experiential itineraries that allow passengers to connect with the cities the boats visit and the people who live there. The ships themselves look nothing like what you might expect: …

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Hola, Ilha Bay

Who can resist the allure of Brasil?  So diverse, and rich in adventure. A legacy of history that goes back hundreds of years.  And a people who love life and aren't afraid to show it. When most people think of Brasil, they think of Rio, and rightly so.  But, if you're not most people, you might…

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No tell Motel

It always seems like "what goes around, comes around."  The new new. The latest and greatest are not really the latest.  They've been around the block before.  Been there, done that. But, sometimes that's not a bad thing, especially if the old new is new old, if you know what we mean. In this case, our subject…

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São Paulo es la leche!

São Paulo es la leche! = São Paulo is the milk! Welcome to one of the world’s most populated cities. Check out the best spots to visit in Brazil’s exciting hub of business, culture, creativity and hospitality. São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, with a city population of about 12 million and almost 22 million in its…

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Say what? A virgin adults-only cruise?

Virgin and adult?  Yes, you heard that right.  Make no mistake about it.  It's the real deal.  Step right up. This is far from your ordinary cruising experience. Virgin Voyages provides a sanctuary at sea with their superyacht-inspired vessels, modern take on staterooms, and array of exciting offerings. And our affiliate friends at Avoya have…

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I ♥ you!

Having grown up in the USA, your editor has some ancient knowledge of the tenets, legends and rituals of that country by heart. One such standard is Pennsylvania's Poconos resort area.  Once considered a last-ditch effort for a (cheesy) romantic getway, time has now caught up with the legend and the place is back in action. The…

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El Prado……corrado

If you have been to Madrid and have not visited the Prado Museum, then shame on you / you're really missing out. Without question, in the top five museums in the world, Prado has the ability to overwhelm you with the depth, breadth and sheer quality of its holdings.  Give yourself at least two full days…

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