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The Great Blue Hole of Belize

The Great Blue Hole of Belize

Belize has the world's second longest coral reef - with an extraordinary natural feature. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth and sometimes is referred to as 'the mother of all caves'.

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You Can Take Your Pet On This Cruise

You Can Take Your Pet On This Cruise

Did you know there's one cruise line in the world that welcomes man's best friend(s)? And it's not a new innovation; instead, it's a long-standing tradition. The pet-friendly policy dates back to the earliest days of this line's famed Transatlantic...

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Video: Spiritual Journey at a Traditional Sweat Lodge

Video: Spiritual Journey at a Traditional Sweat Lodge

Costa Maya is world famous for ancient Mayan ruins, but traditional culture is still alive for visitors looking for authentic experiences. We met a local shaman who practices the spiritual beliefs of Mexico's ancient, indigenous peoples. On this shore excursion...

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The Writing's on the Wall in Chicago... Literally

The Writing's on the Wall in Chicago... Literally

American Writers Museum is the newest addition to the city's Cultural Mile.  It is the first and only museum of its kind celebrating the US literary scene and the men and women who captured and shaped American culture, point of...

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Putting on the Ritz... At Sea

Putting on the Ritz... At Sea

The Ritz-Carlton is the first luxury hotel chain to take to the seas with its new yacht collection. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection launches in 2019 with the first of three cruising yachts. If you're already a fan of the Ritz-Carlton...

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Video: These Robots Make Cocktails

Video: These Robots Make Cocktails

Think of it as the digital generation's version of flair bar tending.  The bartender gives you a great show making your drink.  But instead of bartenders flipping and juggling glasses and bottles, in Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's 'Bionic Bars', you...

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Falling for Small-Batch Spirits in Niagara

Falling for Small-Batch Spirits in Niagara

Plan a trip to Ontario’s Niagara region, and your list may include the iconic Falls (top photo credit), world-class theater at the Shaw Festival, fine dining inspired by the region’s orchards, most definitely a wine tasting, especially Niagara's famous ice-wine....

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Outdoor Active Travel in Downtown Vancouver

Outdoor Active Travel in Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver may be Canada's most famously 'outdoorsy' major city. Even in a city that drives Canada's vast Asia-Pacific business, athletic wear is more common than pinstripes!  Nature thrives right on the city's doorstep: a gorgeous, picturesque harbor and bay, snow-capped...

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Video: How to Rock a Dirndl for Oktoberfest

Video: How to Rock a Dirndl for Oktoberfest

Is Oktoberfest in your future? In Munich or a festival closer to home, you won't be fully into the spirit of the annual harvest celebration of Gemutlichkeit (fellowship), beer, pretzels and Wurst unless you also deck yourself in traditional Bavarian...

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