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48 hours in Kuala Lumpur
Friday 6.30pm When we arrive at Skybar, on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel, some children are still swimming in the pool. By day, this is the hotel’s play and relaxation area. By night it is transformed...

24 hours in Singapore
Whether it’s food, shopping or the sights, there’s plenty to do in this busy city. Brian Crisp hits the ground running on a one-day stopover in Singapore. He did a lot of eating but also found some...

Dance the dance of Mexico
The Mexican port of Cozumel looks a bit like a parking lot for giant cruise ships. There’s at least four docked as Carnival Legend, my home for a week on a Western Caribbean cruise, glides into port. In...

Elizabeth Gilbert - Image Avalon Waterways
10 travel questions with Elizabeth Gilbert
The world-famous author has seen most of the world — and actually Erie, Pennsylvania may have been the most memorable Elizabeth Gilbert’s most famous travel story, her mega-bestselling Eat, Pray, Love...

Portland, Oregon
City Wine – Portland, Oregon
They’re making some great wine in Portland, Oregon. That’s right, actually IN Portland, not outside it… Close your eyes and picture scenery that surrounds a place where great wine is made. What comes...

Prince Edward Island for Boomers
As a kid I used to flip through the pages of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s iconic tale, Anne of Green Gables, baffled by her gift of imagination. Years later, my neighbour who hailed from Summerside, PEI regularly...

kuala lumpur
Colors of Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR – In the 1800s the British arrived to transform Kuala Lumpur into tin town where it flourished as an Asian tin empire that later evolved into a rubber capital. Fast-forward 150 years and...

Where To Eat And Sleep In Washington, DC
America's capital has never been more exciting, for visitors of all ages and political affiliations. The National Children's Museum reopens next month and Nationals Park is transforming into a fanciful...
Last UpdatedOctober 25, 2019
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What I Learned Helping a Sweet Potato Mama in Taiwan
I must look like a lunatic to the well-dressed people striding down a busy Taipei street at lunchtime. Brandishing a sweet potato in each hand, I approach passersby, look them in the eye, and loudly declare,...
Last UpdatedOctober 25, 2019
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Catch Some Icy Noodles to Stay Cool in Kyoto
I am wilting like an over-watered plant in Kyoto’s steamy summer. The lush gardens, gleaming shrines and narrow, cobbled streets are charming, but the heat and humidity make me feel like I’m permanently...
Last UpdatedOctober 25, 2019
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Stockholm's Icebar is the Perfect Place to Chill Out
At the Icebar, you’ll don a fur-hooded cape and gloves and sit in stark ice chairs to enjoy drinks ‘in the rocks’ in an otherworldly, ice-sculpted interior. You’ll never need to worry about which...
Last UpdatedOctober 25, 2019
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Kauai, Hawaii
Trekking for Taro Treats in Kaua'i
As we drive the stunningly panoramic road ringing the dramatic beaches of Kaua‘i’s north shore, I have one memory from our last trip here several years ago that I silently pray I can find again. No,...
Last UpdatedOctober 24, 2019
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