Doha, of Souqs & Superlatives

The capital city of the world’s richest country, Doha is perched on the east coast of the Persian Gulf. Founded around 1820 as an offshoot of a local settlement Al Bida, Doha was a...
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A Weekend in Slovenia’s Capital

Positioned at a crossroads where east meets west, the small and lesser-explored European city of Ljubljana resembles something from a fairytale. Learn how to pronounce the name of Slovenia’s capital, and then explore this...

Kumano: The Holy Heart of Historic Japan

For several hundreds of years, roads of pilgrimage have converged upon Kumano Sanzan, a group of shrines and temples in the deep wood and mountains of the Kii Peninsula, the heartland of ancient Japan...

Koyasan: A Home for All Travelers in Japan’s Heartland

At the southern tip of Japan’s Kansai region, Wakayama Prefecture is home to some of Japan’s most sacred sites and a wealth of natural beauty. Here, temples and shrines are nestled in between lofty...
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Protected: Head in the Clouds at Cape Breton Highlands

Situated on the northern end of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Highlands National Park is home to an imposing plateau where jagged rock and lush green landscapes meet the Atlantic Ocean....

Protected: Wake Up in the Wild of Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia

To the east of Halifax, the coast of Nova Scotia seems to stretch to infinity. While the whole province boasts over 13,000km (8,000 mi) of coastline, you might start to think that the Eastern...

Protected: Lighthouses, Lobster, and More on the South Shore

The South Shore of Nova Scotia is home to a UNESCO World Heritage waterfront, an abundance of natural beauty, and probably the freshest seafood you’ll have anywhere in the province. From Peggy’s Cove to...

Protected: Legends and Lush Wine Country in the Annapolis Valley

The Annapolis Valley, about an hour’s drive from Halifax and situated along the Bay of Fundy, was home to some of the very first European settlements in Nova Scotia and all of North America...
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Protected: The Bay of Fundy: Explore the Home of the World’s Highest Tides

Framed by the shores of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the Bay of Fundy is a playground for the curious. Named one of the seven wonders of North America, the Bay of Fundy is...

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