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These springs and steam vents make it obvious that Yellowstone is like no place else. Here, hot water seeps up through underground limestone, and when this mineral-rich solution hits the air, it forms terraces of colorful travertine. About 50 such...
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Oregon, USA
If you have never had the opportunity to see Crater Lake in person, nothing can quite prepare you for the intense azul waters reflecting the sky. The deepest lake in the US, it is made up completely of collected water from melted snow and rain...
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Montana, USA
We stopped to take in the view before wandering through the Trail of the Cedars in Glacier. This river was so quiet and peaceful below one of the many beautiful mountains in the park and during a busy family trip it was a moment of calm.
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Chamarel, Mauritius
Nowhere in the world can one find sand of the sort that appears as if by magic, seeping out of the earth and turning the topography into rainbow waves, like at Chamarel in Mauritius. It's reported to be truly one-of-a-kind in the most explicit...
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9 Corderie St, Port Louis, Mauritius
Port Louis isn't very big. It's the perfect size for a good walk. And if you find you need sustenance on that journey—but don't want to stop exploring—you can't go wrong with picking up a bite from a street vendor. Mauritian street vendors have a...
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Chamarel, Mauritius
A waterfall, the seven colored earth, a fantastic viewpoint of valleys, peaks and islets, a restored Ebony Forest Nature Park, miles of pine-apples, sugar, banana trees, tea and hardly mentioned - coffee. The funny thing is that no-one in...
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Avenue Dolphins 6, Pointe aux Sables 11102, Mauritius
There's something different about Mauritian rum. It's not made from molasses, like so many of the Caribbean varieties. Instead, it's distilled from pure sugarcane juice. It has a singular taste, specific to the island. And it's a taste you don't...
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Pamplemousses, Mauritius
Walking in feels like, pardon the obvious cliché, walking back in time. Elegant women in colorful saris stroll arm in arm down long, shaded boulevards. Men in linen suits actually relax by leaning against ancient palm trees. Benches are claimed by...
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Cascavelle, Mauritius
Have you ever wondered what a lion's fur feels like? Is it soft and silky like your average house cat? Or is it made of rougher stuff? You can sate that particular curiosity at the Casela Nature and Leisure Park. The park's trained staff host...
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Route Royale, Grand Baie, Mauritius
You've planned your evening. You want to warm up with a quiet drink around a friendly bar, maybe with a little live acoustic music. Then, once you've got your bearings, you want to dance all those extra calories off. You can do both at Mauritius'...
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Trou-aux-Biches, Mauritius
Avid scuba divers have been making pilgrimages to Mauritius for years. And for good reason, too. The calm, clear waters near Trou-aux-Biches make it an idyllic spot to get wet. And more advanced divers can push their limits with the Cathedral, a...
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Pereybere, Grand Baie, Mauritius
At an absolutely beautiful location in the North of Mauritius, looking out to the striking islet of 'Coin de Mer', you may be lucky enough to experience a synchronicity never to be repeated. Imagine warm, tropical air, a spectacular view of the...
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Chamarel, Mauritius
Many will tell you not to bother going to Chamarel's "seven-colored earth"—that it's not worth the hype. But they probably haven't bothered to check out this geological anomaly when day breaks. Prepare to be astounded when first light hits the...
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Tamarind Falls Reservoir, Mauritius
Tamarind Falls are a breathtaking series of waterfalls set among pristine, lush rain forest. It's quite a hike up the gorge to get there, but you're rewarded by sparkling cascades of water, clear pools, and a wealth of bird life. Named for the...
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Rue du Bazaar, Mahebourg, Mauritius
You wandered the stalls at Port Louis Grand Bazaar and found yourself a little disappointed by the touristy vibe. For a more traditional Mauritian marketing experience, head to the weekly Mahebourg Market on Mondays. Spices, textiles, crafts and...
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Coastal Road (Near Le Pascatore B36, Trou-aux-Biches, Mauritius
I'm a scuba diver. Or rather, I once was—it's not easy to find the time or money to get wet once you have kids. And if you can manage to put together the required time and money, you then have to explain your absence—which can be even more...
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Coastal Road, Pointe-aux-Piments, B38, Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius
The kids want to spend all day at the beach or pool. You want to use Mauritius' impeccable weather to roam the island. But rain does and will happen. And a rainy morning is a great excuse to visit the small yet lovely Mauritius Aquarium. The...
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Pamplemousses, Mauritius
They say Victoria amazonica, or giant water lilies, are robust enough to hold up a small child without sinking into the water. But while the specimens at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolan Botanical Park are more than large enough to tempt you to test that...
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Gunner's Quoin, Mauritius
Mauritius is surrounded by dozens of tiny islets—and there's no better way to explore them than by sailboat. Experienced sailors can rent their own boat near Trou-aux-Biches (and novices can jump on the nearest catamaran booze cruise) and...
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Walk into Le Chateau de Bel Ombre and you know the use of the word "chateau" isn't just for kicks. The restaurant is housed in a historic mansion, the heart of which was once a thriving sugar plantation. But while you might find yourself charmed...
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Route Royale, Le Maha, Trou Deau Douc, Mahebourg, Grand Port e, B59, Trou d'Eau Douce, Mauritius
I must confess: I'm a little afraid of langouste. They remind me of alien spiders—and though I know the meat is tender and delicious, it takes a lot of work to remove it from the shell. But Chez Tino offers langouste—and, in fact, all local...
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B103 - Plaine Champagne Road, Mauritius
It's easy enough to get lost in the scenic beauty of Black River Gorges. This hilly, wooded park boasts plenty of hiking trails—not to mention some gorgeous waterfalls. But while you are wandering, make sure to stop and look up at the trees once...
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Coastal Road, Quatre Cocos 742CU001, Mauritius
We don't write hotel reviews very often, but every once in a while we stumble upon an exceptional gem and feel compelled to share it. Lux* Belle Mare is one of those hotels. This five star resort is located on a gorgeous beach on the eastern coast...