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Sveaborg, 00190 Helsingfors, Finland
A popular excursion for both locals and visitors, Suomenlinna, a fortress built across a group of islands in Helsinki’s harbor, is just a short ferry or water-bus ride from the city center. Begun in 1748 and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site,...
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Mannerheiminaukio 2, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Part of the Finnish National Gallery, Kiasma is the premier contemporary art museum in Finland. Designed by American architect Steven Holl, Kiasma offers a diversity and depth of engaging programming, including original commissions, rotating...
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68 Allées des Boulingrins, 98000 Monaco
Shopping is a hobby for some of the incredibly rich and maybe famous who sail into Monaco's harbor. The Pavillons Monte Carlo is an otherworldly shopping center where Madame can dress from head to toe starting with a tiara! More down to earth...
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400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
This "U.F.O. saucer on a stick" is an atomic age baby, dating back to the 1962 World's Fair. If you're lucky enough to catch the city's iconic symbol on a sunny day, take the 41-second elevator ride to the observation deck and behold the sweeping...
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Hanson Island, Mount Waddington A, BC, Canada
The 250 orcas of the northern resident community often hang out north of Vancouver Island. Unlike most killer whales, these gentle giants eat fish: primarily chinook salmon. They have distinctive white bellies and eye patches, and can reach up to...
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1426 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada
Halfway up Vancouver Island’s west coast lies one of the world’s premier cold-water surf destinations: Tofino. When tree-hugging protestors poured into the fishing and logging hamlet in the 1980s, surfing gained momentum (rumor has it that Vietnam...
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812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
Canada’s mildest climate surrounds this 80,000-person city—the province’s capital—with lush greenery year round. It sits on Vancouver Island’s craggy south end, anchored by two splendid structures: the neo-Baroque, blue-domed British Columbia...
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Fonna Glacier Ski Resort Folgefonn Sommerskisenter, 5629 Jondal, Norway
Towering high above the Hardangerfjord and Sørfjord is Folgefonna, a set of three of Norway’s southernmost glaciers. Home to one of the world’s finest summer-skiing resorts, Folgefonna boasts alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, cross-country trails...
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Norway
Europe’s largest mountain plateau—and the largest national park in mainland Scandinavia—Hardangervidda is wild Norway at its very best. The 1,321-square-mile park is the southernmost limit for arctic plants and animals, including...
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One of Europe’s largest hydroelectric plants, the Sima Power Plant, is on the Eidfjord, one of the innermost arms of the Hardangerfjord. The plant’s main hall is buried over 670 meters (2,200 feet) deep inside a mountain. On the mountain...
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Kinsarvik, 5780 Kinsarvik, Norway
Kinsarvik, a small picturesque village, sits at the point where the Hardangerfjord splits into several sprawling arms that reach far into Norway’s interior. The village has a long history dating back to the Viking era and its 12th-century stone...
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Washington, USA
On clear days—"when the mountains are out," as locals say—this steep, ice-gilded volcano dominates Seattle’s horizon. In fact, the peak is 90 miles southeast of the metropolitan area. You can see lush green forests blanketing...
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Like sails, these snowcapped peaks billow on the horizon—and they are often stained peach and violet by the sunset. A landscape this glorious has to triple-down on protection, so in addition to being conserved within Olympic National Park, the...
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1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
America’s 20th-largest metropolis contains a surprising amount of nature. From herons to seals and even urban beavers, critters inhabit both land and sea in the Emerald City. Standouts include ancient sixgill sharks, which circle right under...
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701 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
From the gold rush to Boeing and Amazon, Washington’s alpha city has always punched above its weight class. Set in a land of evergreens—and protected by snowcapped peaks—it encompasses coves, lakes and waterways. Liberal and high-tech, it often...
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Borggata 2, 5417 Stord, Norway
The island of Stord marks the northern entrance to the Hardangerfjord. Because the mountainous terrain reaches almost 762 meters (2,500 feet) high, many of the island's 19,400 residents live along the southeastern coast facing the Hardangerfjord....
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Alberni-Clayoquot C, BC V0R, Canada
Ancient rain forests flank the sandy beaches and rocky shores of this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, including the tide-cooled, geothermal basking pools of Hot Springs Cove. Home to the Nuu-chah-nulth people, it also shelters eagles, wolves and whales...
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British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada
This reserve protects three separate national treasures: the spectacular Broken Group Islands, the 16-kilometer (10-mile) sandy beach of Vancouver Island’s Wickaninnish Bay and Canada’s legendary West Coast Trail. The 75-kilometer (47-mile) trail...
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An archipelago of more than 450 rocks, pinnacles and islands peppers northern Puget Sound. This National Monument shelters a uniquely tranquil landscape, where mist smudges the lines between water, forest and distant peaks. The main island—San...
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munkholmen, 7010 Trondheim, Norway
The small one-hectare (three-acre) island just off of Trondheim has an incredibly bleak history. Munkholmen (Monk’s Islet) began life as an execution site in the age of the Vikings, before becoming home to Benedictine monks as Norway's first...
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Ansnes Brygger, 7241 Ansnes, Norway
The largest Norwegian island south of the Arctic Circle marks the entrance to the Trondheimsfjord. Hitra is famous for its population of red deer, which are even featured on the island’s coat of arms. Underwater tunnels link Hitra and neighboring...
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Ørland, Norway
This tiny local airport sits at the end of the Fosen Peninsula with water on three sides. Besides offering one passenger flight to Oslo, the airport functions as an important NATO air base operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The runway's...
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Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal
Located west of central Lisbon, Torre de Belém is a trip best done by metro or taxi. Once there, climb the steps that date back to the 16th century and get a bird’s-eye view of the Portuguese capital. Some of its neighbors will make venturing into...
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Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa, 1400-206 Lisboa, Portugal
The churches in Portugal are uniquely beautiful in a way that is is ornate but not flashy or gilded. The Manueline style of architecture used to build the St. Jeronimos Monastery was a transitional style that combined Renaissance and Gothic...
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Av. Cristo Rei 27A, 2800-056 Pragal, Portugal
Erected by Portugal in thanks for having been spared direct involvement in WWII, the monument of Christ, rising above the Santuário Nacional de Cristo Rei and overlooking the city, is like a smaller brother to the one in Rio. Although many say...
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Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisboa, Portugal
Frequently compared to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, the Ponte 25 de Abril is named for the Carnation Revolution of April 25, 1974, which ended 40 years of military dictatorship in Portugal. Connecting Lisbon to the suburb of Almada, the...
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R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa, Portugal
The Castelo de São Jorge, is one of the Alfama neighborhood’s most historically significant monuments. Plan a visit late in the afternoon so that you can explore every nook and cranny and learn about the castle’s abundant...
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Havnegata 4, 1441 Drøbak, Norway
The quaint fishing town of Drøbak is located at the narrowest point of the Oslo Fjord. Boat traffic is busy here due to the many islands, the kayaking possibilities and the plentiful stocks of cod, pollock, ling and haddock, which are free to...
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The inner Oslo Fjord is known for its idyllic islands, which are a short ferry trip away from Oslo. Each island has its own distinct character, and everyone has a favorite. The largest and closest to Oslo, Hovedøya, has a beautiful forest and...
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Husvikveien, 1443 Oscarsborg, Norway
Oscarsborg Fortress was built on an island close to Drøbak at one of the narrowest points of the Oslo Fjord, a location chosen strategically to defend the capital when Norway was under Danish rule. The site is best known for its role in World War...
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Klosterveien 195, 7100 Rissa, Norway
The ruins of a 13th-century Roman Catholic convent are visible high on a hill that overlooks the fjord and the otherwise flat landscape of this part of the Fosen Peninsula. There's not much information about the Rein Abbey as few written records...
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Built in 1985 as a transmitter for the Norwegian state broadcaster, Tyholt Tower (Tyholttårnet) today has a second purpose, too. Almost 80 meters (262 feet) up the 124-meter-high (407-foot) tower is Norway’s only revolving restaurant, where...
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Fulehuk 1, 3133 Duken, Norway
Located approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Oslo and several miles from shore, the Fulehuk lighthouse marks the beginning of the Oslo Fjord. First lit in 1821, the lighthouse warns approaching vessels of the many small islands and rock...
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170 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Fish love these chilly waters and so, by association, do fishermen and whales. Without venturing further than 30 kilometers (some 20 miles) out from Portland, you can get a chance to see minke, humpback, pilot and finback whales and even the...
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1 Freeport Village Station, Freeport, ME 04033, USA
Laid out to feel more like a village than a parking lot surrounded by strip malls, the 140+ storefronts of the Freeport Outlets can magically engage the least enthusiastic shopper. L.L. Bean’s flagship is the anchor, of course, with an...
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7 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
The Portland Museum of Art does not give in to temptation and limit itself to Winslow Homer’s work (though its collection is deep, and the PMA runs his stunning residence and studio at Prouts Neck as a satellite). The artists represented here on...
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9 Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101, USA
The hosed-off concrete floors and the rubber boots on employees aren’t just for show: This fish market on a working wharf is the real deal. Elbow in alongside the food tours, the schoolkids on field trips and the locals doing their shopping to...
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Subdued and stoic Yankee sensibilities have you longing for a little visual bling? Beeline to the Victoria Mansion, a grand summer home built for a Maine businessman who incorporated into the design a few luxuries gleaned from his successful...
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4 Canal Plaza, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Down an alley off Exchange Street, serious beer lovers congregate to worship at Novare Res, either at picnic tables on the outdoor patio or at communal tables in the brick-vaulted cellar space. More than 500 small-batch beers from all over the...
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489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Set up as a house museum over a hundred years ago, the family home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow offers an engaging picture of how a well-to-do, cultured New England family of the 18th and 19th century lived. The 1786 structure was the first...
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56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
There certainly are other ways to while away a summer day in Greater Portland, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a better experience than island-hopping aboard a Casco Bay Lines ferry. Sure, you can simply ride out to an island for a...
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Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA
The Kennebunks (as neighbors Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and sometimes Arundel, Maine, are collectively called) most recently became famous as the site of the Bush family’s summer retreat, but the area had served as a summer refuge for wealthy New...
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340 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Taking a trip to Fort Sumter gives visitors a chance to explore a little Civil War history (the first shot of that long bloody war was fired here in 1861) through an orientation in town at the education center, followed by a ferry ride out to the...
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1235 Long Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA
The magnificent avenue of oak trees that greets visitors at Boone Hall Plantation is, on its own, a Charleston must-see. After taking it in, guests can walk through the plantation mansion or take a driving tour of the grounds, which cover 738...
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87 Church St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
A Georgian-style double house, this historic home was built in 1772 for Thomas Heyward, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 1780, Heyward fled from Charleston when British forces invaded, and the house was later rented out on a...
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414, USA
A visit to a Charleston historic plantation is typically on every traveler’s itinerary, but choosing which one can prove difficult. Magnolia Plantation & Gardens makes its case with Lowcountry wilderness rather than tamed rows and...
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698 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Leon’s is a meticulously renovated former auto-body shop that's now famous for oysters and fried chicken. Don’t overlook chef Ari Kolender’s shrimp roll, though—lightly dressed with horseradish mayo, it’s served...
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147 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Guests take a step back in time when strolling through Charleston’s Old and Historic District, a National Historic Landmark that includes some 3,000 pre–Revolutionary and 18th- and 19th-century buildings. Highlights include Rainbow Row, 13 homes...
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186 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Chef Drew Hedlund combines classic and contemporary Southern fare here in a retired 1940s naval building on the east side of the Charleston peninsula. Long used for storage by the South Carolina Port Authority, today it's home to one of the city's...
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191 King St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
King Street is lined with boutiques, many of which are owned by multigenerational merchant families. Top choices on Lower King are George C. Birlant & Co. (191 King St.) in the antiques district, known for its Charleston Battery Bench with cypress...
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188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Once the center of commerce in Charleston, the City Market is now the heart of tourism. Although its location near the cruise terminal can make it feel like a kitschy open-air market in the Caribbean, the tackiness is part of its charm. Yes,...
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157 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
This breezily eclectic shop aims to add color and high style to the brick-and-cobblestone palette of Portland’s Old Port. A curated selection of goods—clothing, hard-to-find magazines, tins of beard balm, birdhouses, brass anchor key rings,...
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Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME 04101, USA
The Eastern Prom, a recreation area on the waterfront not far from the Old Port, includes paved trails that run three kilometers (two miles) along a waterfront bluff and down along the shore. The views across Casco Bay and the islands are enough...
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43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Poutine, that hearty junk-food favorite of Québec and Maine, has been perfected at Duckfat: Crisp Belgian fries (fried in duck fat) are piled with cheese curds from a local dairy, then drenched in duck gravy. Duck confit panini, doughnut holes,...
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138 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Because of the port’s shape and its orientation away from the ocean, ships can’t be seen from the Old Port until they’re very close by. This wooden tower was built in 1809 to allow those ashore to spot and communicate with ships that were still a...
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414 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Seemingly everything in this two-story warehouse space is Maine-grown or -made: from the Bethel-raised chef Christopher Gould to the wooden dining tables and just-caught fish. The menu is filled with small-plate selections that keep the flavors...
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2 Preble St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
After its humble beginnings serving slices from a back corner of a local market, Slab has moved its base of operations into a lofty space in the old Portland Public Market building, with the plus of outdoor seating when there's good weather. A...
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145 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Want a hand-thrown coffee mug with a whale tail for a handle? Of course you do. This gallery and shop in the Old Port showcases Maine-made functional pieces; art in ceramic, glass, metal and wood; and jewelry and stained-glass lighting fixtures....
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35 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
This family-run shop manages to carry products from more than 450 Maine artists and businesses—from hot sauce and small-batch jams to candles and birdhouses and hand-knitted goods. Take home some Maine flavor with a red wooden lobster pull toy or...
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100 Fallsview Ave, Saint John, NB E2K 0G8, Canada
Fallsview Park is the ideal place from which to observe the Reversing Falls Rapids, where the Bay of Fundy’s high tide reverses the flow of the Saint John River. Get an additional adrenaline rush by riding over the Reversing Rapids: Two tour...
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454 Whipple St, Saint John, NB E2M, Canada
This small circular fort, a National Historic Site of Canada, was built during the War of 1812 and is the oldest building in Saint John. Its military service lasted until the end of World War II, and included a stint as a prison for deserters...
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47 Charlotte St, Saint John, NB E2L 2H8, Canada
My hometown of Saint John, New Brunswick isn't exactly Canada's tourist hot-spot. But there's one great reason to visit, if your'e a foodie - The Saint John City Market. This is Canada's oldest incorporated farmers' market and it's always a...
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St. Martins, NB, Canada
Less than an hour's drive from Saint John, the picture-perfect fishing village of St. Martins on the Bay of Fundy boasts pristine beaches and a busy harbor that empties of water when the tide goes out. Tidal charts let walkers know the best time...
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1 Market Square, Saint John, NB E2L 4Z6, Canada
The New Brunswick Museum, founded in 1842, is Canada’s oldest museum in continuous operation. The Market Square Exhibition Centre has three floors of space dedicated to the province’s natural history and its cultural heritage of forestry, military...
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1 Market Square, Saint John, NB E2L 4Z6, Canada
Chef Jesse Vergen’s menu changes depending on what ingredients are available from local markets, farms and fishermen, as well as from his own organic farm. Halibut, lamb, beef, cheeses and bread baked in-house are among the delicious offerings,...
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55 Lake Dr S, Saint John, NB E2K 5S3, Canada
Located five minutes from uptown Saint John in Rockwood Park—one of the largest urban parks in Canada—Lily’s enjoys a scenic and relaxing setting on an outdoor deck next to Lily Lake. The extensive menu includes desserts created daily by the...
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89 Germain St, Saint John, NB E2L 2E8, Canada
The Feel Good Store features unique gift items with a focus on wellness. Located in uptown Saint John, the locally owned shop has its own tea bar for those who crave a cup before or after shopping, as well as loose tea to take home.
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110 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T2, Canada
A church—or, at least, a small chapel—has stood on the site of the Basilica of Notre-Dame since shortly after Ville-Marie (Montréal's predecessor) was founded in 1642. The current building, however, dates to 1829 and was...
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185 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H2X 3X5, Canada
The Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, commonly known as MAC, is one of the city's leading cultural institutions. The museum aims to be both a showcase for Montréal artists and a place where international figures are...
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116 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 1T2, Canada
Although the St. Sulpice Seminary (Le Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice) is closed to the public, it's worth stopping by and admiring its exterior as you explore Old Montréal. On the Place d'Armes, and next to the Notre-Dame Basilica, this is Montréal's...
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280 Rue Notre-Dame Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 1C5, Canada
Just across the street from Montréal's City Hall (or Hôtel de Ville), the Château Ramezay has been witness to almost three centuries of history. It was first built in 1705 by Claude de Ramezay, then governor of Montréal,...
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2929 Avenue Jeanne-d'Arc, Montréal, QC H1W 3W2, Canada
Near the Olympic Park and the botanical garden, the Dufresne-Nincheri Museum (Musée Dufresne-Nincheri) is located in the Château Dufresne. A visit provides a glimpse of post–Gilded Age life, Montréal-style. The 1,860-square-meter...
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350 Place Royale, Montréal, QC H2Y 3Y5, Canada
There is perhaps some irony that one of the most distinctive contemporary buildings in the historic heart of Montréal is a showcase for some of the city's oldest artifacts. The modern structure that houses this archaeology and history...
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
The French chef Daniel Boulud made his name in New York, where he oversees seven restaurants and has since expanded his culinary empire to six other outposts around the globe. His venture in Montréal makes perfect sense, with Québecois...
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3895 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1X9, Canada
While New York has its pastrami, Montréal is the home of smoked meat. (The preparation of both is similar: A beef brisket is cured in spices for a week, then hot-smoked and finally boiled before being served.) Though others may question the...
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351 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 2A7, Canada
For the traveler who wants to explore the sites of downtown Montréal, Olive + Gourmando has an unbeatable location, just a five-minute walk from the Place d'Armes. It's a cozy restaurant filled with houseplants, old baskets and vintage furniture...
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711 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Montréal, QC H2Y 2E7, Canada
The Lachine Canal (Canal-de-Lachine), which cuts across the southwestern portion of the island of Montréal, was crucial to the development of the city as a major port by allowing ships to bypass the Lachine Rapids. The advent of rail transport and...
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900 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 2B2, Canada
Normand Laprise is a legend in the culinary world of Montréal, a pioneer who elevated the city's dining scene with an emphasis on local and seasonal products, putting the bounty of Québec at the center of his menu. When he opened...
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Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X, Canada
Even though you may have never been here before, Montréal's Place St-Louis, in the Plateau neighborhood off of rue St-Denis, will probably look familiar thanks to the many tourism posters and guidebook covers that display its image. The...
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458 Rue Notre-Dame Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 1C8, Canada
George-Étienne Cartier may not be a household name for many people outside of Canada, but he is recognized there as one of the founders of the nation. The 19th-century lawyer was crucial to rallying the country's francophone population to...
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1920 Rue Baile, Montréal, QC H3H 2S6, Canada
Phyllis Lambert may not be a household name, but she is a key figure in modern architecture in North America. An architect and philanthropist, she is also an heir to the Seagram fortune and responsible for getting Mies van der Rohe the commission...
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1380 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1J5, Canada
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux Arts) is scattered across four different buildings, or pavilions. The Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion seen here is the institution's main building, with its international art collection. The other...
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4141 Avenue Pierre-De Coubertin, Montréal, QC H1V 3N7, Canada
For decades, Québec was viewed by many Canadians, and even many Québecois, as a conservative, traditional, and rural part of the country that was falling behind other provinces that were looking optimistically toward the future. Those are...
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4101 Rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal, QC H1X 2B2, Canada
The 75-hectare (190-acre) Botanical Garden of Montréal (Jardin botanique Montréal) sits in the shadow of the Olympic Stadium. Opened in 1931, the botanical garden has established itself as one of Canada's premier research institutions, but for...
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1260 Chemin Remembrance, Montréal, QC H3H 1A2, Canada
Mount Royal Park starts at the edge of the city just beyond the McGill campus and runs alongside neighborhoods like Plateau before rising to the top of 764-foot-tall Mount Royal (Mont Réal), the hill that gives the city its name. The twisting...
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1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montréal, QC H3C 1A9, Canada
Just across the St. Lawrence River from downtown Montréal, Parc Jean-Drapeau offers a green escape from the city. It's especially popular in the summer, when outdoor concerts and food vendors make it an ideal place to spend a sunny afternoon. The...
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20 Sydney St, Saint John, NB E2L, Canada
A historic district in uptown Saint John, the Trinity Royal Heritage Conservation Area is a 10-block area you can explore on the Loyalist Trail walking tour. The 90-minute self-guided circuit retraces the footsteps of Saint John’s founders—British...
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64 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Known for wedding cakes, the Mad Hatter is a local favorite for everyday goodies, too. The cupcakes and chocolate-chip banana bread can make a decadent breakfast for those just off the ship. Tack on an iced coffee, served with coffee ice cubes,...
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26 Marlborough St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
You have to love a place with the motto “Serving Hungry Newporters Since 1673.” The menu from the early days of this landmark tavern featured locally sourced produce and just-caught fish and seafood from the Narragansett Bay—not too different from...
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150 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840, USA
A spirited addition to the food scene along Broadway, Malt is the creation of a transplanted Irish couple with a keen taste for craft beers, fun cocktails and great food. The adventurous seasonal menu and the bright and elegant room will make you...
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These locally concocted beauty products have graduated from farm stand extras to luxury spa necessities. The green-minded beauty business started as a hobby for Brenda Brock while she was working as an actor on One Life to Live. Duck into the...
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140 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Down by the harbor, this pub, decorated with vintage neon signs, carousel animals and photographs of Red Sox royalty, is the easy choice for a friendly meal and a pint. If there's a sporting event to be watched, it's playing here. Offering a...
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306 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
If you come down with a case of America's Cup fever while in Newport, seek treatment at this Thames Street jewelry store. Cufflinks, charm bracelets and pendants spell out messages in signal flags. Silver anchors adorn earrings and cuff bracelets...
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Look both ways before you walk. This pedestrian path, which skirts the cliffs that run between the mansions and the Atlantic, splits your focus—should you watch the waves crashing on the rocks and the sailboats tacking into the wind or should you...
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473 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Achieve that preppy nautical look with a wardrobe makeover by Island Outfitters. The shop's boat shoes and moccasins, thick windproof sweaters, sunglasses and horizontal-striped boating shirts come from brands such as Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard...
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Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Between Newport's America's Cup sailing history and the sight of sunlight sparkling on blue Narragansett Bay, it's hard to resist the urge to get out on the water. Cruises and sailing lessons are widely available in the wharf area downtown, some...
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492 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
A relatively new addition on stately Bellevue Avenue, this museum opened in 1998 in one of Newport's historic mansions, Vernon Court, with adjacent grounds designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The collection focuses primarily on...
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76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Located just uphill from the port, this American art museum occupies two historic buildings, the Cushing Gallery and the Griswold House. The museum emphasizes work by Rhode Island artists or those who worked in New England. Gilbert Stuart, the...
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141 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Home to an Episcopal parish formed in 1698, Trinity Church was built in 1726 to replace a smaller church. The airy interior of the wooden structure features box pews, which were useful in blocking the cold drafts of a New England winter. Note the...
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Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, Newport, RI, USA
Hop on the Jamestown Newport Ferry to visit this little working lighthouse a mile out in Narragansett Bay. Restored by a nonprofit group, the 1912 lighthouse and its island can be visited either for an hour or overnight. The nonprofit maintains...
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44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Tour at least a few of the Newport mansions—euphemistically called "summer cottages" by their initial occupants—for an inside look at the incredible wealth and royal ambitions of 19th-century America's 1 percenters. Even with its gold-leaf...
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221 1/2 Goddard Row, Newport, RI 02840, USA
Running the length of a block parallel to America's Cup Avenue, this broad alley of independent shops is chockablock with nautical souvenirs, Irish-themed trinkets, scented candles, colorful jewelry, T-shirts and flip-flops. The Vanderbilts may...
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22 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840, USA
This harborside restaurant enjoys the best location in town, right in the middle of the action and right on the water. That could have been enough, but the menu—showcasing the freshest fish—is ambitious as well. Lobster panzanella, clam chowder...
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85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
The oldest standing synagogue in the United States, Touro Synagogue was built in 1763 to accommodate Newport's growing Jewish community, which had begun to arrive in 1658. During the Revolutionary War, the British used the synagogue as a hospital,...
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Newport, RI 02840, USA
Bellevue Avenue, the long boulevard lined by Gilded Age mansions, takes a turn at its southern end to become stunning Ocean Drive, part of Ten Mile Drive, which traces the southern coastline of the island. The views—light glinting off the water...
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Newport, RI 02840, USA
As with most port towns, the area around Newport's waterfront was the first part of the city settled when colonists arrived in 1639. A remarkable number of colonial buildings still stand and are still in use within the 100-hectare (250-acre) swath...
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The Shrine of the Book, Jerusalem, Israel
Located on the campus of the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book was built to contain the Dead Sea Scrolls, written between the 3rd century B.C.E. and the 1st century C.E. and discovered by archaeologists from 1946 to 1956. The shrine is a...
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At the foot of the Mount of Olives, this grove of olive trees is best known as the site of Jesus’s last night before his crucifixion. After the Last Supper, surrounded by his sleeping disciples, Jesus prayed among the trees. Although there is some...
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Beit Ya'akov St 10, Jerusalem, Israel
Inspired by the produce at the nearby Machane Yehuda Market, the menu and the atmosphere at Machneyuda reflect a lively dialogue between haute cuisine and home cooking. The personable and animated chefs collaborate on the menu and may...
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Dizengoff St 99, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Tel Aviv, the first modern Jewish city built in Israel, was founded in the early 20th century outside of the Old City of Jaffa, a picturesque collection of stone houses and narrow alleyways from the era of the Ottoman Empire. First settled as a...
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האשכול 4 שוק, Jerusalem, Israel
At the center of Machane Yehuda Market is Azura, a legendary mainstay of Jerusalem for both locals and visitors. Since before the state of Israel was founded, Azura has been serving diners a wide variety of homemade Middle Eastern food, including...
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Thought to have been founded by King David in 1004 B.C.E., Jerusalem’s Old City continues to be a vibrant and diverse city. A crossroads of major religions and cultures, the Old City comprises four quarters—Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim....
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Bethlehem
The Church of the Nativity, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located south of Jerusalem in Bethlehem in the West Bank. It was originally commissioned by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great in 327 and built over the cave where Jesus is said to...
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Marché Bonsecours, Montréal, QC H2Y, Canada
The Bonsecours Market is hard to miss, whether you are walking around Montréal's historic center or looking at the skyline from the harbor. A silver dome caps the long building, which dates from 1844 and was modeled on Dublin's Customs...
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1321 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3G 1P7, Canada
Montréal's main artery, rue Ste-Catherine, runs for seven miles along the length of the city. From its origins as a dirt road lined with farmhouses and orchards, the street today is now a thoroughfare passing through a number of...
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1300 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3G 1H9, Canada
One of Canada's most venerable department stores, Holt Renfrew was founded in 1837 in Québec City, where it became known for the quality of its furs. The store was later to become the official furrier to the Queen—Victoria, that is...
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7070 Avenue Henri-Julien, Montréal, QC H2S 3S3, Canada
After Toronto, Montréal is the Canadian city with the largest population of residents of Italian descent. For more than a century, the community has been centered in one of the city's most charming neighborhoods, Little Italy. The way to...
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390 Avenue Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2V 2K7, Canada
While rue Ste-Catherine is the home of Montréal's international brands and shopping centers, avenue Laurier Ouest is the place to head if you are more interested in local designers and small boutiques. The street connects the neighborhoods...
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Place Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, QC H2Y, Canada
Running from the waterfront to Montréal's City Hall, at the opposite end of a gently sloping hill, Place Jacques-Cartier has been a center of the city's street life for more than two centuries. It was laid out at the beginning of the 19th...
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Sitting on the south side of the city's namesake mountain, St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal (L’Oratoire St‐Joseph du Mont‐Royal) is a little off the beaten path of Montréal's most visited sites, but the views of Montréal...
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2705 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H3J 1N9, Canada
Griffintown sits outside the well-beaten tourist path, to the west of the museums and shopping on Sherbrooke (and so even farther west from Old Montreal). If you make the journey, you'll find a residential neighborhood which is enjoying a...
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3927 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M4, Canada
L'Express, on rue St-Denis in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood, opened in 1980 and has about it the air of a beloved institution. Indeed, with its timeless style, it feels even older than it is. This popular spot serves classic renditions of...
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1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7, Canada
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (also known as simply 'Pier 21') is the location where over one million immigrants entered Canada for the first time from 1928-1971. Similar to New York's Ellis Island, today Pier 21 has been...
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2205 Grand Pré Rd, Grand Pré, NS B0P 1M0, Canada
In the 17th and 18th centuries, before being expelled by the British during the French and Indian War, the Acadians (descendants of French colonists) resided in Grand-Pré. This marshland and park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site,...
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26 Dufferin St, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0, Canada
This town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, has a long history of seafaring. The village proudly maintains itself as a pristine example of an early British colonial settlement, but it's enlivened by charming gift shops and cafés....
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Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3H 4P8, Canada
The pedestrian-friendly waterfront offers a ton of activities within close proximity to the cruise port. The promenade is enlivened by thought-provoking public art, enterprising street vendors and on-key bagpipe players when the weather is right....
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5425 Sackville St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3, Canada
Since 1749, there have been a series of four different forts on top of citadel hill in the middle of downtown Halifax. The highest point in the city, the current fort was built in 1856 is now a popular tourist attraction. Recognized as a National...
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45 School St, Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0, Canada
This boatbuilding town on Nova Scotia's South Shore, 50 minutes from downtown Halifax, is home to the studios and shops of felters, rug-hookers, quilters and weavers. It's also famous for fun (and often whimsical) festivals, and the three churches...
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1537 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1Z4, Canada
This friendly eatery produces dishes inspired by the region and season. That's not a new concept, but the difference here is in the execution. Menus are presented on chalkboards, and elevated creations include a parsnip and celery root chowder and...
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5184 Morris St, Halifax, NS B3J 1B3, Canada
From start to finish, meals at Stories feel like a narrative—each course builds on and segues effortlessly from the last. It's hard to go wrong here, but the meat and game are standouts, which is unusual in this seafood-focused town. Expect...
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5218 Prince St, Halifax, NS B3J 3X4, Canada
This cozy tavern's wooden beams and roaring hearth, plus its good stock of whiskeys, create the right atmosphere for hearty eating and drinking. Try some of the house favorites, including the creamy seafood chowder or the rotating selection of...
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1645 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 2B5, Canada
This Irish establishment serves satisfying grub with a generous side of foot-tapping folk music. Pub cuisine classics are a big part of the menu, and they're so consistently solid that they rarely disappoint. Try the bangers and mash;...
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1479 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1R9, Canada
This shop, which is within walking distance of the cruise port, turns out many artisanal confections that you can easily pack in your suitcase (in large quantities, if necessary). Small batches of chocolate are made in copper kettles. The finished...
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Brunswick St, Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3, Canada
Built in 1803, this iconic landmark was a gift to the town of Halifax from the punctuality-obsessed Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, who was returning home to England after a long stint in North America. Set atop a Palladian building, the...
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5435 Clam Harbour Rd, Lake Charlotte, NS B0J 1Y0, Canada
This re-creation of an Eastern Shore village paints a vivid picture of country living as it was in the 1940s—complete with a one-room schoolhouse, a general store and period cars. Farm animals roam the grounds, and costumed guides offer...
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1747 Summer St, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6, Canada
The Museum of Natural History, which focuses on the province of Nova Scotia, contains—among other wonders—a bee colony, a butterfly house, an extensive collection of Mi'kmaq artifacts and a whale skeleton. The museum has strong educational...
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178 Peggys Point Rd, Peggys Cove, NS B3Z 3S2, Canada
On the coast southwest of Halifax, the sparsely populated Peggy's Cove is a picture-perfect fishing town. It has two main attractions: an iconic red and white lighthouse atop a granite outcropping and a monument carved by William E. deGarthe...
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1496 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 3R5, Canada
Visitors can tour the centuries-old granite building that houses the brewery founded by Scottish politician Alexander Keith in 1820. The tour is led by costumed actors and ends in a sampling of frosty brews on tap. Raise your glass to loud and...
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Halifax, NS B3H, Canada
The Halifax Public Gardens are one of the best places in the city to go for a stroll, have a picnic, get an ice cream, feed some ducks, and (literally) stop and smell the roses. The gardens opened in 1867 and occupy 16 acres of land in the middle...
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1723 Hollis St, Halifax, NS B3J 1V9, Canada
Housed in two heritage buildings, this exhibition space is a showcase for visual artists from Nova Scotia and other provinces in Atlantic Canada. Its collection is comprised of more than 17,000 works that run the gamut of traditional and...
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1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S3, Canada
Halifax's identity is tied to the sea, and its rich maritime history is the central theme of this eclectic museum. Popular exhibits include one dedicated to the role of Halifax after the sinking of the Titanic (the city's ships helped with the...
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5530 Point Pleasant Dr, Halifax, NS B3H 1B5, Canada
This wooded parkland wraps around the south end of the Halifax peninsula and really shows off the region's natural beauty. Once a hunting and fishing ground for the indigenous Mi'kmaq, and later a military bastion (you can still see ruins of...
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1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P8, Canada
Housed in a former bank building, this farmers market spotlights Nova Scotia's regional bounty and unique brand of creativity. Bakeries turn out fresh bread and pastries; farmers sell seasonal produce; and craftspeople hawk items such as enameled...
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5515 Young St, Halifax, NS B3K 1Z7, Canada
This collection of stores and cafés is part of a planned neighborhood built after a 1917 collision between two ships, one of which carried explosives, blew up and destroyed parts of the city, an event known as the Halifax Explosion. Along this...
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279 Duncans Cove Rd, Duncans Cove, NS B3V 1K4, Canada
Starting at the entrance of Halifax Harbour, the trail to Duncan’s Cove runs along the coast and makes for an easy hike with just a few hilly sections. The seven-kilometer (four-mile) hike is one of the most scenic in Halifax, with rugged...
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1549 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S2, Canada
This seafood restaurant sits right at the waterfront ensuring freshness, and their fireplace makes the dining room cozy and romantic. The menu features all sorts of Atlantic seafood—oysters, crabs, and lobster—and has a respectable drinks list to...
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5670 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1H6, Canada
It's hard to believe you won't find something to purchase in this shopping district, which is chockablock with everything from handicraft and home-décor boutiques to vintage and apparel shops. There's a strong mix of familiar brands (Roots,...
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1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S3, Canada
This clothing company produces gear with logos tied to Halifax's history, with garments ranging from T-shirts and crew neck sweaters to aprons and hoodies. The quirky, unique designs reference local industries and traditions. Once you find what...
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1479 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS, Canada
The recipe for this Nova Scotia specialty was concocted in the 1920s as a way to smuggle booze past the authorities during the Prohibition era. The moist confection comes in several flavors, such as chocolate and mango, and is drenched in rum from...
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82 Montague St, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0, Canada
This waterfront eatery—open year round—serves comfort food from both the land and the sea and has a robust selection of Nova Scotia craft brews. The house specialties add a local spin to classic fare: The Lunenburger comes topped with lobster,...
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This museum is composed of two historic houses: a Victorian abode that was once the residence of a provincial court judge and a Quaker house that contains exhibits about Nantucket whalers who settled here. Collectively, they illuminate important...
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5795 Africville Rd, Halifax, NS B3K 2R9, Canada
This cultural institution pays tribute to the black community of Africville, which was located on the northern shore of Halifax Harbour, and to their neighborhood, which was destroyed in the 1960s to make way for industrial development. The city...
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1526 Queen St, Halifax, NS B3J 2H8, Canada
This series of vintage stores housed in pastel-hued buildings is a thrift-shop-lover's dream, where you can dig for designer duds on the cheap. Among some of the treasures: cardigans, feathered hats and sequined tops.
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Dravuni is all about the beach, all about being far from the works of man. A chance to get that Robert Louis Stevenson/Paul Gauguin feeling of having a corner of the tropical world that’s all yours. Dravuni is a small island, and it's not that...
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Dravuni Island, Fiji
You can shortcut from spot to spot on Dravuni simply by taking one of the trails that lead inland. They crisscross the mountain (more hill than mountain), and there is no way to get lost, because sooner or later, you’ll hit a beach again. (Just...
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North Astrolabe Reef, Fiji
Off Dravuni Island lies part of the Great Astrolabe Reef, which, at about 65 kilometers (40 miles) long, is the fourth-largest barrier reef in the world. There's not a lot of new reef growth, and crown of thorns—a kind of starfish that kills coral...
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Dravuni Island, Fiji
Dravuni Island doesn’t really have restaurants. With a ship in, villagers will sell grilled fish, probably caught early that morning. Sometimes it'll be offered with the more traditional preparation: cooked in coconut milk or lime juice. (Fijians...
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Dravuni Island does have a couple of small villages. On any day that cruise ships aren’t at the island, the villages are dominated by people hanging out and talking about where to fish. On ship days, it all turns into a bustle of pop-up markets...
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When there’s a ship in port at Dravuni, the area around the tender dock and village nearby turn into a mini mall. The upside of this is that you can count on any handicraft being real, not a fake from far away. The downside is that it makes it a...
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3 Place Royale, Québec, QC G1K 4G3, Canada
The Place Royale in the Lower Town is a modest cobblestoned square lined with some souvenir shops and restaurants, in restored buildings that span the 17th to 19th centuries, as well as Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, which dates from 1688 (making it...
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85 Rue Dalhousie, Québec, QC G1K 8R2, Canada
Located in Old Québec, not far from the St. Lawrence River, the Musée de la Civilisation (Museum of Civilization) is an enormous (for Québec City, at least) museum with lofty ambitions. Exhibits cover just about every culture...
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95 Rue Saint-Paul, Québec, QC G1K 3V8, Canada
This busy restaurant sits on Rue Saint-Paul, a street in Lower Town that's lined with antique shops, hence the name. Buffet de L'Antiquaire is a classic diner—but with a Québecois twist—that has been a mainstay of the city's...
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1 Rue des Carrières, Québec, QC G1R 4P5, Canada
This imposing yet elegant landmark, set high above the St. Lawrence on Cap Diamant, overlooking Old Québec, is as much a hotel as it is a tourist attraction—borne out by the claim that it’s the most photographed hotel in the...
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44 Chaussée des Écossais, Québec, QC G1R 4H3, Canada
Today, Québec City is decidedly francophone. While 50 percent of Montreal's residents describe their mother tongue as only French, the figure is 95 percent for Québec City. This was not always the case, and for much of its history...
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L'Île-d'Orléans Regional County Municipality, QC, Canada
Take a 15-minute drive—or an hour's bike ride—from Québec City to visit Île d'Orléans, a vital reminder of Québec rural life in the 1700s. The island, reached by bridge, is one of the oldest settled areas in the province. Though it's only 34...
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17 Rue du Sault-au-Matelot, Québec, QC G1K 3Y7, Canada
It's not surprising that many Québec City chefs have been trained in classic French cooking. But a number of them are taking those skills in unexpected directions, incorporating unusual ingredients and devising their own signature preparations....
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179 Grande Allée Ouest, Québec, QC G1R 2H1, Canada
This sprawling museum is located in four buildings near Battlefields Park—the most recent of them, the Pierre Lassonde pavilion, opened in 2016 and was designed by starchitect Rem Koolhaas's OMA. The 25,000 works in its permanent collection...
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2 Côte de la Fabrique, Québec, QC G1R 3V6, Canada
If you happen to be of French descent, this museum will be of special interest—the interactive displays will help you trace your family heritage. But it's worth a visit even if you don't have French ancestors. Exhibits trace the history of...
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34 Rue Saint Louis, Québec, QC G1R 4P3, Canada
Aux Anciens Canadiens in Upper Town is a venerable favorite among Québec City's restaurants. It opened in 1966 though the building it's in is almost three centuries older than that, having been built in 1676. It's easy to...
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3384 Chemin des Coudriers, Saint-Bernard-sur-Mer, QC G0A 3J0, Canada
Close to the cruise terminal, the Marché du Vieux-Port is a convenient spot for last-minute purchases on your way back to the ship. Pick up gift items like hand-crafted soaps, jewelry and ceramics, or treat yourself to a floral arrangement. In...
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12 Rue Donnacona, Québec, QC G1R 3Y7, Canada
Located in Upper Town, the Ursulines Museum (Musée des Ursulines de Québec) sits next to the order's complex of buildings, many constructed during the 17th century. Much of the history of New France is tied to religious orders, and the Ursulines...
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1037 Rue de la Chevrotière, Québec, QC G1R 5E9, Canada
A good start to your visit to Québec City is a stop at the Observatoire de la Capitale, just past the Parliament Building. The observation deck on the 31st floor of the Marie-Guyart Building stands 725 feet high and offers 360-degree views...
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1045 Rue des Parlementaires, Québec, QC G1A 1A3, Canada
Just outside the old city walls, the Parliament Building (Hôtel du Parlement) is the meeting place for Québec's National Assembly. Statues of French explorers and military figures decorate the facade of this grand Second Empire edifice. While you...
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Lac-Beauport, QC G3B 0W4, Canada
The forested Laurentian Mountains north of Québec City have long been popular with skiers and hikers. Get a quick look at the region by taking a half-hour drive to Lac-Beauport, the name of both a town and the lake it sits on. The easygoing town...
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1 Côte de la Citadelle, Québec, QC G1R 3R2, Canada
Atop Cap Diamant (Cape Diamond), at the city's highest point, the Citadelle overlooks Old Québec, the St. Lawrence River, and the Plains of Abraham. There have been defensive structures here as early as the French period—in fact, the...
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835 Avenue Wilfrid-Laurier, Québec, QC G1R 2L3, Canada
Just south of the historic center of Québec City, the Battlefields Park was the site of a decisive turning point in the history of New France. In 1759, during the Seven Years' War, British forces under General Wolfe defeated the French troops led...
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61 Rue du Petit Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 4H5, Canada
Even in a city with picturesque scenes around every corner, the Petit Champlain area, located along the waterfront in the Lower Town, stands out as an especially charming corner of Old Québec. The heart of the neighborhood is the Place...
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16 Rue du Petit Champlain, Québec, QC G1K 4H4, Canada
A steep escarpment divides Old Québec into two parts: Lower Town, where the port was located, and Upper Town, where the wealthier residents lived and the site of most of the important civic and religious buildings. Fashions change, of course, and...
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31 Rue des Jardins, Québec, QC G1R 3Y9, Canada
Québec City has two cathedrals, both in Upper Town: the Roman Catholic Notre-Dame and the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, a block away. When it was consecrated in 1804, Holy Trinity had the distinction of being the first Anglican cathedral...
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10018 Ave Royale, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, QC G0A 3C0, Canada
The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré (Sanctuaire de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré) lies about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Québec City. The soaring Gothic structure you see today was completed in 1926, but the earliest chapel to Saint Anne at the site...
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5300 Boulevard Sainte-Anne, Québec, QC G1C 1S1, Canada
Under 20 minutes by car from Québec City (or, if you are feeling ambitious, less than an hour by bike, with most of the ride on a well-maintained path), Chute-Montmorency (Montmorency Falls) is the area's most impressive natural wonder. If...
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636 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1P8, Canada
One of the oldest streets in the city, Rue Saint-Jean begins in the heart of the Upper Town, not far from the Hôtel de Ville (city hall). It was laid out in the 17th century to connect a country estate to the city; now it connects old ...
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29 Rue Notre Dame, Québec, QC G1K 4E9, Canada
Count on finding different and unusual gifts at this boutique on Place-Royale. More than 100 designers are represented at the store, which is run by the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec to promote the province's artists and artisans. Choose...
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206 QC-138, Beaupré, QC G0A 1E0, Canada
Just over a half hour from Québec City, the Canyon Sainte-Anne offers a taste of the wilder side of the province. The principal attraction in this deep, forested gorge is the 74-meter (243-foot) Sainte-Anne waterfall. Suspension bridges and...
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84 Rue Dalhousie, Québec, QC G1K 8M5, Canada
This bright, airy bistro near the waterfront is very convenient to the cruise terminal. Café du Monde specializes in small plates and seafood dishes, but also offers steaks, pastas, salads and other options. On a summer day, its vast terrace is...
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1105 Avenue Cartier, Québec, QC G1R 2S6, Canada
A little beyond the city walls, and just a few blocks from the Musée National des Beaux-Arts de Québec and the Plains of Abraham, Avenue Cartier offers a different shopping experience than what you'll find in Old Town. This is a part...
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20 Côte de la Fabrique, Québec, QC G1R 3V9, Canada
This department store in Upper Town sits right in the heart of everything, just a short walk from the Roman Catholic cathedral. The Simons group started in Québec City in 1840, and this store, on Côte de la Fabrique, has been the flagship since...
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1196 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1S7, Canada
Imagine a funky country general store in the heart of the city, and you'll get an idea of the selection at this Upper Town shop. It's filled with items you definitely don't need, but once you spend some time browsing the eclectic merchandise,...
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Piazza Sulis, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy
Before plunging into Alghero's narrow streets, it's worth getting an overview of the city with a walk around its walls. Climb the steps of Porta a Mare, accessed off Banchina Dogana; from here, the cordon of fortifications can be strolled in under...
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Piazza Duomo, 2, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy
Covered by scaffolding until late 2014, Alghero's main church is now revealed in all its glory, and offers a brief history of religious architecture. Approach it from Via Roma, to the south, and it is a late-Gothic masterpiece; witness it from the...
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09080 Nughedu Santa Vittoria OR, Italy
Just 15 minutes by taxi north of the city is one of Sardinia's most important prehistoric sites, the Anghelu Ruju necropolis. Here an outcropping of rock was hewn into seven chamber tombs by the Ozieri people between 3400 and 2700 B.C.E. There are...
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Località Capo Caccia, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy
The Grotte di Nettuno (or Neptune's Caves) is a wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites and freshwater lakes under Capo Caccia, a headland some eight kilometers (five miles) east of Alghero. It can be reached on a 20-minute boat trip from...
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Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 110, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy
Book a table in advance at this homey husband-and-wife trattoria one street back from the water. Like many Sardinian restaurants, it serves roast suckling pig, but its specialty is seafood. Standout dishes include sautéed clams; risotto with...
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Piazza Sulis, 3, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy
For more formal dining, Il Pavone (The Peacock) has a terrace overlooking the sea and an elegant interior. Bruschetta with smoked eel might be followed by spaghetti with sea urchins, made without butter or cream to allow the seafood flavors free...
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Via XX Settembre, 8, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy
A few steps up leafy Via XX Settembre from Piazza Sulis, an Art Nouveau villa houses a museum focused on the history, geography, biology, economics and even sociology of the "red gold" upon which much of the city's wealth long depended....
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Piazza Civica, 9, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy
If you need a special-occasion outfit, head to this medieval palace with vaulted stone ceilings. Filippo Marras, brother of local hero Antonio Marras (long the creative director at the fashion house Kenzo), opened his high-fashion boutique a...
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Via Ambrogio Machin, 26, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy
Continuing a long tradition of leather manufacturing, this workshop near Porta Terra imports leather and calfskin from Tuscany for its handmade sandals (from 40 a pair). Established after World War II, it offers footwear in jewel-like colors with...
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Tauranga, New Zealand
More than 120,000 people call Tauranga home, making it the largest city in the Bay of Plenty area and the fifth most populous in New Zealand—though it only gained "city" status in 2004. Its center is a mix of modern and historic, its harbor a hub...
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Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
Many tourists come to the Bay of Plenty for its dolphin tours—not just to watch the dolphins, but to actually swim with the playful sea creatures in their natural habitat. While swimming with them isn't possible from a cruise ship, you'll likely...
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Whakaari / White Island, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
When you catch sight of Whakaari, an island 48 kilometers (30 miles) off the coast in the Bay of Plenty, you'll find it easy to see how Captain James Cook dubbed it White Island after he spied its clouds of steam as he sailed around New Zealand in...
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Ohiwa Harbour Rd, Waiotahi 3198, New Zealand
Bird-watchers are spoiled for choice in New Zealand, particularly along the coast of the Bay of Plenty. Ohiwa Harbour is an unspoiled estuary fronted by Ohope Beach just outside Whakatane, an 11-kilometer (seven-mile) stretch of white sand that...
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Moutohora Island, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Nine kilometers (5.5 miles) off the coast from Whakatane, Moutohora (also known as Whale Island) was carefully cleared of pests and predators to create a sanctuary for wildlife and an area of thriving biodiversity. There are more than 200 plant...

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Mayor Island, Waikato, New Zealand

The volcano on Tuhua, also known as Mayor Island, has been at rest for the last few thousand years. But volcanic activity still defines the island: Its name is a Maori word for the black obsidian glass formed by cooled lava, and the water around...

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Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
The massive sandbar extending from Tauranga's harbor leads to one of New Zealand’s most beloved beaches at Mount Maunganui, known locally as The Mount. The white sand ocean-side beach is a surfer’s dream, and while an artificial reef was installed...
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Vaitape, French Polynesia
Nature lovers and history buffs alike will enjoy piling into a Land Rover or other four-wheel-drive vehicle for an off-road excursion to see Bora-Bora’s flora and fauna. During the trip, your Polynesian guide will cover a slew of topics,...
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The best way to appreciate the extraordinary beauty of Bora-Bora's lagoon is by taking a boat excursion around the island. Adventurous types might choose to go by two-person Jet Ski, following a Tahitian guide over a watery mosaic of pale...
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Povai Bay, French Polynesia

You’ll need to book months ahead to snag one of the seven tables in this intimate island restaurant. The Corsican-born chef, Damien Rinaldi-Dovio, combines classic French gastronomy with Polynesian flavors, and has been winning raves from...

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Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
Sometimes all you want to do is relax with your toes in the sand, take an occasional dip in the clear blue water and then enjoy a casual lunch. If that's your idea of heaven, pack a towel and some sunscreen, tender into Vaitape and rent a scooter...
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French Polynesia
Bloody Mary's, entertaining tourists since it opened in 1979, is one of those Bora Bora experiences that simply must be done. The ambience is beach-bar hip, with sand floors, colored lights, and coconut stools in a dining room under a thatched...
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Anyone looking to splurge on something beyond the typical tourist souvenirs should stop into this welcoming and chic boutique in central Vaitape. Most of the inventory of jewelry, accessories, pillows, linens, and artwork is crafted in French...
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Vaitape, French Polynesia
One of six shops in French Polynesia operated by Moorea native Tahia Haring, this sophisticated boutique in Vaitape showcases the lustrous Tahitian black pearls. Haring combines the pearls with precious gemstones and metals in hand-crafted...
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Joking, New Caledonia
The charming village of Jokin lies on Lifou's rugged northern coast, atop soaring 37-meter-tall (120-foot-tall) cliffs that used to form the walls of the island's barrier reef. Today, high above sea level, the cliffs serve mainly as a destination...
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Xepenehe, New Caledonia
Le Fenepaza is one of the most popular eateries on Lifou, thanks to its simple, welcoming atmosphere and its array of traditional and international dishes. These range from grilled lobster and coconut crab dished up with a creamy vanilla sauce to...
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Easo’s main beach is pretty simple to find: Simply disembark from your cruise tender and turn either left or right to be greeted by pristine white sand, swaying palm trees and azure waters dotted with plentiful coral reefs, colorful fish and even...
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With its brilliant whitewashed walls and cliff-top location, the church of Notre Dame de Lourdes is in fact one of the first things visitors to Lifou spot as they approach the island. Constructed by Catholic missionaries, the structure dates back...
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Lifou Island, New Caledonia
Lifou has several vanilla plantations that can be toured for a glimpse of how these sweetly scented beans—the pods of vanilla orchids—are cultivated, processed and exported all around the world. Depending on the season, visitors can also...
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Qanono, Mairie de Lifou, R.T.2, Wé 98820, New Caledonia
Located in the eastern town of Wé, the administrative center of Lifou, L'Île O Pizza is well known as one of the premier pizza spots on the island. Not much more than a brightly painted roadside shack surrounded by palm trees and a well-kept...
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When you land in Easo on market day, you will find a colorful buzz of activity as locals set up their stalls to sell everything from handmade crafts and imported Indonesian souvenirs to fruit, vegetables and other foodstuffs. Islanders sometimes...
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Measuring only 10 square kilometers (four square miles), the tiny island of Tiga rises 76 meters (256 feet) above the Coral Sea. The domelike island, which is equidistant from neighbors Maré and Lifou, is home to around 150 people. The lack of...
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Carrer del Sis D'Octubre de 1869, 27, 17100 La Bisbal d'Empordà, Girona, Spain
Beautiful and functional ceramic items have been masterfully made along the Costa Brava for centuries. The town of La Bisbal d’Empordà, only 20 minutes by car from Palamós, is renowned for its pottery: Check out the small district (on and near...
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The Municipal Market is the main marketplace for Palamós; it includes the fish market along with vendors hawking local produce and other tastes of the Costa Brava. Even if you don’t plan to buy fish, it’s worth a visit to experience the bustling...
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Carrer Mauri i Vilar, 17230 Palamós, Girona, Spain
No visit to the Costa Brava is complete without sampling some tapas. These small-plate dishes—bite-size snacks that pair perfectly with drinks among friends—are a mainstay of Spanish bars. Taverna El Galeó has a friendly atmosphere and a selection...
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Plaça de Sant Pere, 1, 17230 Palamós, Girona, Spain
For one of the best meals in Palamós, try La Gamba, a restaurant that specializes in seasonal, regional flavors using locally sourced seafood, including Palamós’s famous prawns. Dishes like sautéed cuttlefish and grilled langoustine arrive with a...
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1, Mas Teixidor, 17111, Girona, Spain
The Costa Brava boasts exceptional olive oils like those from small organic producer Can Solivera, which grows Empeltre and Arbequina olives in the mountains above the Ebro Valley. During the summer, visitors can come to Can Solivera for guided...
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17255 Begur, Girona, Spain
The feudal lord Arnust of Begur built his castle on a coastal hilltop in the 11th century, and to this day it remains the centerpiece of the medieval town that rose up around it. The castle was sold to the city in 1604; it has played a key role in...
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Girona, Spain
To sample some of Catalonia’s culture and shopping, make a day trip to the medieval center of Girona, with its Gothic churches and narrow cobblestoned streets lined with boutiques. Among the most popular sites are the Girona Cathedral, a Gothic...
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C/ Puig i Cadafalch, s/n, 17130 L'Escala, Girona, Spain
The ruins at Empúries overlook a gorgeous stretch of beach on the Gulf of Roses. The archaeological site is the only one in the region that was home to both Greek and Roman settlements, some of which date as far back as the 6th century B.C.E. In...
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S’Alguer Cove sits between Fosca Beach and Castell Beach. Fishermen have camped here since the 16th century, pulling their small boats up onto the sand. Today it is a designated Cultural Heritage Site for its colorful cottages that stand near the...
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In a village to the south of Palamós, the Monastery of Sant Feliu de Guíxols is a building dating back, in part, to 961. It has been renovated over the years, but still maintains its fortresslike appearance. Two towers flank the monastery: One is...
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Passatge Riera Bell-Lloc, 17230 Palamós, Girona, Spain
Wine lovers can sample regional vintages at Finca Bell-Lloc, one of only three wineries in the Palamós area with the Empordà Designation of Origin. The estate offers tasting sessions and tours of its wine cellar, vineyards and olive groves...
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The old town of Palamós is a fantastic destination not just for its historic streets and buildings: Shoppers will enjoy its many quaint boutiques as well. Items to look for include woven baskets, which can serve as great beach bags, and preserved...
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Carrer Dues Palmeres, 25, 17230 Palamós, Girona, Spain
La Fosca is one of the most popular beaches around Palamós. It’s a five-minute drive or a 20-minute walk north of the town's marina. The sandy interior of the cove is divided by a rocky promontory in the middle, while the ruins of the Castle of...
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Combine a visit to an archaeological site with some time relaxing on one of Palamós’s most beautiful beaches at the Castell Iberian settlement. The ruins of a pre-Roman Iberian settlement crown a peninsula to the east of Palamós. Take a short walk...
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Plaça Gala i Salvador Dalí, 5, 17600 Figueres, Girona, Spain
Fans of Salvador Dalí shouldn’t miss an opportunity to visit the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, about an hour’s drive from Palamós. Built on the remains of an old theater and designed by the artist, the museum was one of his greatest works. It...
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Carrer Miguel de Cervantes, 35, 17230 Palamós, Girona, Spain
Mediterrània Palamós is a clothing and furniture shop that has also maintained a gallery of works from Catalan artists for more than 20 years. It’s an ideal spot to shop for sculptures and paintings depicting scenes from the Costa Brava.
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Zona Portuària, Calle del Muelle, s/n, 17230 Palamós, Girona, Spain
Take a deep dive into one of the Costa Brava’s most important industries at the Fishing Museum (Museu de la Pesca), located on the waterfront right next to the fish market. The interactive museum has exhibits about the history of fishing, the...
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6218 Hellesylt, Norway
Scenes from the famous play Peer Gynt by Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen are captured in 11 impressive wooden carvings by the artist Oddvin Parr. Born in Hellesylt, Parr started to learn wood carving at the age of 17 and creating this collection...
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Ring Road, Mele Maat, Vanuatu
Situated around 10 kilometers (six miles) from downtown Port-Vila, this deservedly popular attraction consists of a series of hilltop aquamarine pools that flow into an impressive 35-meter (115-foot) cascade. Visitors can enjoy a swim in one of...
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This working village offers fascinating insights into cultural rituals and traditional systems. Villagers are happy to demonstrate elements of the local lifestyle, including how to use native herbs as medicine, how to preserve food and how to use...
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The lively markets in Port-Vila offer a vast array of produce, ranging from local fruits and vegetables—yams, coconuts, pawpaw—to handicrafts and souvenirs such as carvings, jewelry and clothing. Housed in a large, covered area, the markets are...
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This insightful museum, part of the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, aims to preserve, protect and develop the various aspects of Vanuatu’s cultural heritage. It offers a mix of historical and cultural artifacts, such as photos, tam tam drums, pottery and...
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Wharf Rd, Vanuatu
One of the best steak houses on the island, this welcoming restaurant specializes—as the name suggests—in stone-grilled steaks and other meats, with fresh local vegetable dishes served as sides. With great views of Port-Vila and friendly,...
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Wharf Rd, Vanuatu
Port-Vila’s friendly and inviting handicraft market is a great place to while away a morning or afternoon. Stallholders are always happy to chat, and the quality of the products, which range from clothing like sarongs and T-shirts to woven...
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This swish independent store, situated right in the middle of Port-Vila’s retail shopping district, is the go-to local store for all duty-free purchases. Its impressively broad stock includes high-quality lifestyle goods—jewelry, watches, perfume,...
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This colorful, well-known house has been run by artist Aloi Pilioko since his friend Nicolai Michoutouchkine passed on. The pair began painting vibrant canvases and collecting cultural artifacts here in the 1970s, and their home provides a...
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The grave of 13th-century ruler Chief Roi Mata was discovered by French archaeologist Jose Garranger in 1967 and—along with the settlement site of Mangaas (Roi Mata’s residence) and a cave on nearby Lelepa Island (where he died)—is now classified...
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49 Waiomio Rd, Waiomio 0210, New Zealand
Wooden walkways offer a convenient path down into the Kawiti Caves at Waiomio, a network of limestone caverns, which, while fascinating on their own, take on an otherworldly aura because they are home to thousands of luminous glowworms. These tiny...
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3 Cass St, Russell 0202, New Zealand
The flagship shop of Newport Chocolates—there’s a second one in Auckland—produces handmade artisanal chocolate on the premises. Located just off the Strand, it lures sweets lovers with its samplers of decadent confections: dark chocolates with...
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Te Wairoa Rd, Northland 0293, New Zealand
Named for Samuel Marsden, who first planted grapevines in Kerikeri two centuries ago, 20-year-old Marsden Estate Winery & Restaurant is a relaxing spot to enjoy a combination winetasting (with options from chardonnay to syrah) and lunch. The...
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15 York St, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Located in a recently expanded 1950s cottage in Russell, the eclectic South Sea Art gallery features original pieces by more than two dozen New Zealand–based artists who work in oil, acrylic, photography, pencil, watercolor and glass, as well as...
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Puketi Forest 0476, New Zealand
Home to New Zealand’s towering native kauri trees—one of the world’s largest and longest-living trees—this 15,000-hectare (37,000-acre) forest is a popular locale for walks and hikes. The Puketi Nature Trail is an easy one-hour loop through kauri...
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246 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
Two of New Zealand’s oldest buildings—Kemp House, built in 1822, and the Stone Store, added in 1832—are located at this historic mission station, where Maori chiefs invited European traders and missionaries to live among the indigenous people....
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Tau Henare Dr, Waitangi 0293, New Zealand
The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are where the treaty between the Maori chiefs and the British settlers was signed in 1840, setting off decades of land wars and grievances that are not settled to this day. The visitor center offers tours of the Treaty...
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35 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
The welcoming whitewashed porch of the mid-19th-century Duke of Marlborough Hotel on the Russell waterfront is the perfect spot to spend time savoring a generous bowl of seafood chowder or a plate of fresh Waikare Inlet oysters—not to mention a...
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Russell, New Zealand
As New Zealand’s first seaport and earliest European settlement, Russell is steeped in history—not all of it flattering. The town, which dates to 1843, was once known as the "Hellhole of the Pacific" due to its popularity among drunken...
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Carrer Mossèn Miquel Costa, 5, 17230 Palamós, Girona, Spain
For more than a century, this bakery in the heart of Palamós and not far from the marina has been satisfying residents, and travelers, who have a sweet tooth. First opened in 1888, it continues to serve pastries created following family recipes...
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East Coast Road, Natawa, Sanma Province Vanuatu, Vanuatu
The east coast of Santo is dotted with blue holes—freshwater marine pools that develop like sinkholes on land composed of limestone or coral reef. Nanda Blue Hole, also known as Jacquie’s Blue Hole after the landowner, is one of the most popular...
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Built by the American military in 1942 to serve the navy’s large ships, the BP Wharf (sometimes also referred to as Phillips Wharf) today welcomes all kinds of vessels, from yachts to fishing boats. It’s also the place to catch a ferry over to the...
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S'Arraval, 4, 07701 Maó-Mahón, Islas Baleares, Spain
Look for a life-size black horse's head mounted on a wall to find the entrance to Armería Escudero, a traditional shop just steps away from the Arc de Sant Roc (Mahón's medieval gate). A local institution, it has been run by the same family and in...
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Carrer de ses Moreres, 47, 07702 Maó, Illes Balears, Spain
Stop by this shop to pick up some avarcas, the traditional Minorca-made sandals. Avarca Shop offers these strap-backed slip-ons in a wide range of lovely colors for men, women and children.
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Cami De Ses Barraques, S/N, 07710 Sant Lluis (Menorca), Illes Balears, Spain
Winemaking has a long history on Minorca, but the trade waned during the previous century. Now it's making a comeback, and the biggest wine producer can be found just south of Mahón in the countryside near Sant Lluis. Take a guided tour at...
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Pla des Monestir, 07701 Maó, Illes Balears, Spain
Visitors have been sailing into Minorca’s ports since the Roman era—and even before that, when the island's original inhabitants, the Talayotic people, lived here. Learn about this history at the Museum of Minorca, whose small but rich collection...
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Cala Sant Esteva, 70, 07720 Cala de Sant Esteve, Illes Balears, Spain
Minorca’s deep, protected harbor in the Mediterranean made it a valuable prize for invading forces throughout the island's history. In the early 1700s the British took control, quickly building Fort Marlborough to defend their position. The...
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07702, Balearic Islands, Spain
The original inhabitants of Minorca, the Talayotic people, left behind large stacked-stone monoliths called talayots. Trepuco is one of the largest of these ancient Talayotic sites, though the ruins that remain are only a small part of the...
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Carretera de Maó a Es Grau, Km 3, 5, 07700, Illes Balears, Spain
Within a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on Minorca's east coast, the S'Albufera des Grau Nature Park is a peaceful sanctuary where wild olive trees grow. A large lagoon provides a welcoming habitat for birdlife: You're likely to spot ducks,...
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Stone walls once surrounded the medieval city of Mahón, but today only a single gate still stands. The Arc de Sant Roc remains remarkably intact, topped by a pair of towers with battlements. It's right in the heart of town, straddling Carrer de...
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Monte Toro, 07740 Menorca, Illes Balears, Spain
For panoramic views of Minorca, head to the center of the island and its highest point, the peak of Monte Toro. After enjoying the view, visit the hilltop Sanctuary of the Virgin of El Toro, portions of which date back to 1670. A carved-wood...
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Ctra. Camí de Cala Morell, 249, 07769 Ciutadella de Menorca, Illes Balears, Spain
On the north coast of Minorca, an ancient necropolis, or “city of the dead,” has been excavated in a cliff near the village of Cala Morell. It's an important archaeological site that dates back thousands of years to the pre-Talayotic period....
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Carrer de Cal Bisbe, 8, 07760 Ciutadella de Menorca, Illes Balears, Spain
Today Mahón is the capital of Minorca, but historically the capital was Ciutadella de Menorca, at the other end of the island. Take a day trip here to explore a different side of Minorca’s history. While the British largely influenced Mahón,...
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Carretera Mola, s/n, 07700 Maó, Illes Balears, Spain
It took the Spanish government nearly three decades, from 1848 to 1875, to build this military fortress. It sits in a prime spot, at the tip of a peninsula overlooking the mouth of Mahón’s deepwater harbor. Visitors pass beneath the imposing Queen...
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07701 Mahón, Balearic Islands, Spain
The central church of Mahón sits in the heart of the city, near the harbor and the fish market. The building dates from the mid-1700s, during the time of British control. Be warned that the exterior is nondescript; you'll need to go inside to...
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Plaça del Carme, 17, 07702 Maó, Illes Balears, Spain
Gin is one of many things the British brought to Mahon. British sailors wanted it in port, so locals learned to make it. And that legacy lives on at the Xoriguer Gin Distillery. See the small-batch copper stills, handle the juniper berries used to...
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Camí Sant Patrici, s/n, 07750 Ferreries, Islas Baleares, Illes Balears, Spain
Minorca has become known for a special variety of hand-molded cow's-milk cheeses that are made only here. To learn more and sample some of the cheese at its source, visit the Mahón-Menorca Cheese Museum at the Hort Sant Patrici farmstead. The...
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Mercat des Claustre, 07701 Maó-Mahón, Islas Baleares, Spain
The cloisters of a former Carmelite convent just off Mahón’s Plaça d'Espanya have been turned into market stalls. As you wander through, you'll find out what kinds of produce come off the farms in the island's countryside. But it's not just fruits...
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07701 Mahón, Balearic Islands, Spain
In the summer, when ships pull into Mahón, the Baixamar Plaza near the port fills with vendors, many of them lingering well into the evening. You'll find all manner of handmade items for sale—jewelry, leather goods, toys and souvenirs. And when...
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Plaça del Carme, 17, 07702 Maó, Illes Balears, Spain
Gin is another legacy of British rule of Minorca. British sailors wanted gin while they were in port, so the Minorcans learned to make it, importing the juniper berries and using wine alcohol. That legacy lives on at the family-owned Xoriguer Gin...
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One of Vanuatu’s most popular sights rewards trekkers with a spectacular experience. Along with being home to bats and impressive rock faces sculpted by the river over centuries, the vast and dark cave—where flashlights or headlamps are a...
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Leweton Cultural Village, located just outside the city center, offers an in-depth look at the island’s culture and customs. After being greeted with a welcome dance by tribal warriors, visitors get to experience traditions that can include basket...
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Main St, Luganville, Vanuatu
This casual, open-air café is located right on Luganville’s Main Street and offers delicious breakfasts (including house-roasted coffee) as well as Western-style snacks and lunches, such as sandwiches, burgers, fries and salads. More surprisingly,...
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Red Corner,, Luganville, Vanuatu
Set inside the charming Village de Santo Resort just outside Luganville, Restaurant 1606 is considered one of the best dining spots on the island. Besides offering a lush tropical buffet breakfast in the morning (including homemade jams and...
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Vanuatu
This famous underwater sight, which lies a 10-minute drive away from the center of Luganville, is where hundreds of tons of American military equipment worth around U.S. $1 million—hence the name—was deliberately dumped after the end of World War...
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Main St, Luganville, Vanuatu
This family-run retail and wholesale business in downtown Luganville is a boon for locals and visitors alike. In addition to stocking a decent array of grocery items, including fresh vegetables and fruit, the store sells everything from...
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Mama’s Handicraft & Souvenir Shop, open daily on Luganville’s Main Street, is exactly what the name suggests: a place where you can meet local mothers and buy souvenirs and goods that they have made by hand. Founded and run by the Dolasa One Women...
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Am Freizeitbad 1, 25541 Brunsbüttel, Germany
Officially Kilometer 1 of the Kiel Canal, the 13th-century town of Brunsbüttel has many fine half-timbered houses, but it is most famous for the massive locks constructed from 1907 to 1914. In addition to several lighthouses, the town’s...
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Thormannpl., 24768 Rendsburg, Germany
At the town of Rendsburg, the famous High Bridge is a must-see for bridge enthusiasts. Built in 1913, this protected landmark consists of both a steel railroad span and a lower section suspended by cables that ferries passengers and automobiles...
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K24, 24107 Kiel, Germany
Kaiser Wilhelm II himself attended the 1894 opening of the Levensau High Bridge just outside of Kiel, its elegant arch a local landmark that makes it one of the most popular of the canal's 10 bridges. Originally, it carried railroad and car...
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Eekbrook 15, 24159 Kiel, Germany

The Kiel Canal was inaugurated at Holtenau in 1895; a decade later, just before World War I, the locks were enlarged to the size they are today. Ship passengers leaving the city of Kiel and sailing towards the Baltic can admire the fine brick...

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Eckernförder Str. 31, 24116 Kiel, Germany

Formed by ancient glaciers, the Kiel Fjord extends for 18 kilometers (11 miles) from the city of Kiel up to the Baltic Sea. Along its length, visitors can see both the remains of Viking settlements and fishing villages as well as massive...

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Gun Beach Rd, Tamuning, Guam
Set on a village site that dates back a thousand years, this park aims to show visitors what life was like on Guam 500 years ago, when the Chamorro had the island to themselves. Walk through a small botanical park to the re-created village. What’s...
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818 N Marine Corps DR Piti, 5524, 96915, Guam
If you don’t want go snorkeling and get wet, you can still see Guam’s marine life up close at Fish Eye Marine Park. Visitors, dry and snug, observe the reef creatures from inside an air-conditioned glass cylinder that extends down below the water—...
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W O'Brien Dr, Hagåtña, 96910, Guam
Long before Guam was famous as a military and resort destination, the Chamorro people called it home. They may have arrived as many as 4,500 years ago, coming across the sea from the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Latte Stone Park has some of the...
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Hagåtña, Guam
Just 44 years after Magellan stopped by in 1521 during his around-the-world voyage, the Chamorro people discovered they were now subjects of Spain. The jungle isn’t kind to civilization, though, so today one of the oldest remnants of this...
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1051 Pale San Vitores Rd #107, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
L&L, in Tumon Bay, offers the Pacific’s most popular dish: Spam. Order a classic Hawaiian plate lunch (macaroni salad, rice, a meat) with Spam musubi (grilled Spam atop rice and wrapped with nori seaweed), kalua pork and more. The food’s cheap and...
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Piti, Guam
War in the Pacific National Park is a little unusual: Most national parks emphasize the scenery, but this one is all about the sacrifices soldiers made to free the Pacific in World War II—a theater much bloodier, more dangerous and harder to...
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1227 Pale San Vitores Rd, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
The Dusit Thani Guam Resort, in Tumon, is a high-end beach hotel popular with Japanese honeymooners. Aqua, the restaurant inside, offers European-style food at surprisingly reasonable prices, but it doesn’t require you to be reasonable at all: The...
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404 North Marine Drive, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
Attention, Kmart shoppers: Guam has the world’s largest Kmart and it never closes. Some people go for the bragging rights, some out of curiosity. But the simple fact is, the place has the island’s best selection of everything, including the...
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This daily market balloons on Wednesday nights to four acres of stalls that sell every kind of craft and local produce. Don’t miss the hand-woven items (nobody is better at frond-weaving than the Micronesians). Graze the offerings at the many food...
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Browsing in local markets is always a highlight of traveling in South America. In addition to the range of goods to be perused, the opportunities to people-watch help visitors get a sense of what local life is like. Feria Abasto is Coquimbo's main...
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Tte Merino 32, Coquimbo, Región de Coquimbo, Chile
Built at the turn of the millennium, this concrete icon (the name translates to Third Millennium Cross) stands high above Coquimbo on El Vigía Hill. Local officials claim it is South America's tallest monument to the Christian faith, even besting...
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191 - Independencia 171, Coquimbo, Región de Coquimbo, Chile
Coquimbo's mosque doesn't date back to the port's early days as a maritime crossroads—in fact, it was built between 2004 and 2006—but that makes it no less interesting. A replica of a mosque in Marrakech, the construction was reportedly sponsored...
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Valle de Elqui, La Serena, Región de Coquimbo, Chile
Elqui Valley is a unique landscape, one where lush vineyards give way to a desert that is home to much of the world's astronomical infrastructure (namely observatories). Even if your visit doesn't extend to evening hours, there's plenty to see and...
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Kiwi artist Mark Cross divides his time between Auckland and his wife's native home on the island of Niue. Cross, along with a collective of local and New Zealand artists, established this unusual visionary sculpture park in 1996 on a patch of...
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Alofi, Niue
Niue's large coral reef makes it tough to find the long stretches of sandy beaches you typically picture on tropical islands—but it makes for terrific diving and snorkeling opportunities. The water is crystal clear with a visibility of 30 to 100...
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Another venture from artist Mark Cross (one of the founders of the Hikulagi Sculpture Park), the Tahiono Art Gallery exhibits fine art and photographic prints produced on the island. Cross's contemporary realist paintings are internationally...
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One of Niue's most magical and photogenic spots, the Limu Pools formed in the porous limestone along the coast and are accessed by a sea track from Namukulu Village outside Alofi. Dive off the rocks or descend via a staircase into the calm...
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New Caledonia
This stunning natural saltwater pool flanked by pine trees is one of the most popular locales on the entire Isle of Pines, thanks to its warm and crystal-clear waters, abundant and colorful tropical fish swarming around the coral reefs and lovely...
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Kanumera Bay, New Caledonia
One of the island’s most popular bays, Kanumera provides an idyllic mix of stunning white-sand beach, sparkling and shallow blue sea and—when cruise ships are anchored offshore—a vibrant mix of local handicraft and food stalls. Located just a...
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The 262-meter-high (860-foot-high) peak of Pic N’Gâ offers a panoramic view of the whole island. The ascent, accessible to anyone, takes around an hour, and is best done with decent footwear (i.e., not flip-flops). Especially if it’s a hot day, it...
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RM3, Wero, New Caledonia
These long-abandoned ruins, once part of a 19th-century convict prison, can be found just north of Kuto Bay, in the area known as Ouro, around 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) from where the cruise ships dock. The large brick-and-stone complex consists...
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Route d'Oro, New Caledonia
This welcoming restaurant is located on a rural campsite east of the Le Méridien hotel. It offers fantastic views across the water from the tree-covered outside dining area, warm and friendly service and a menu that features lobster or fish as...
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Kuto, New Caledonia
Part of a guesthouse set up by Guillaume and Eulalie Kouathe in the 1980s, this casual restaurant has an idyllic location between a lush tropical rain forest and a gorgeous white-sand beach. Just 15 minutes away from the main pier, the setting...
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Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

Often called the shipwreck capital of the world, Chuuk is legendary for its submerged WWII wreckage and clear, warm, 30-meter-visibility (100-foot-visibility) scuba conditions. The Imperial Japanese Navy staged out of here until the U.S....

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At 340 meters (1,115 feet), this is the main island’s second-loftiest peak; it rises above Chuuk International Airport. One legend claims the god Sowukachaw lived there, while another considers it the head of an octopus whose tentacles (and...

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During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Navy made Chuuk its combined fleet base for nearly two years. It fortified natural caves like this throughout the islands, often installing guns and even railroad tracks to haul munitions and supplies....

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Weno, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

Steps from the Truk Stop restaurant sprawls this funky outdoor bar with picnic tables and stunning views of the lagoon, especially at sunset. It’s strong on bottled beer, Jell-O shots and fruity tropical drinks, à la margaritas...

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Neiwe, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

While diving holds center stage in Chuuk, snorkelers can visit more than 15 shallow WWII wrecks and submerged planes too! The sheltered lagoon cuts down on the Pacific’s waves and currents, which makes for relaxed exploring. Stretching 64...

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Neiwe, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

This small resort shop stocks essentials from beer and chips to hats, sunscreen, toothpaste and insect repellent. It also sells postcards and local crafts, mostly sized for carry-home ease. These include long, thin, wood-carved devil masks studded...

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1993 Weno Blvd, Weno, Chuuk 96942, Federated States of Micronesia

Stock up on Chuukese handicrafts at this popular store, which carries woven mats and dance paddles alongside more-conventional cup-and-cap-type souvenirs. Folk art fans should consider a “love stick”—traditionally men would...

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1993 Weno Blvd, Weno, Chuuk 96942, Federated States of Micronesia

Open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., this hotel restaurant has air-conditioning inside and a pleasant patio overlooking the lagoon; both feature free Wi-Fi. The kitchen loads up generous portions of seafood, steaks, pizzas and burgers. Hungry...

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103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA, UK
South Bank has both the best river walk in London and the city's liveliest cultural centers, so a walk along it is a must. The path takes you from the Globe and the Tate Modern along the Thames—passing Gabriel's Wharf with its...
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21-22 Warwick St, Soho, London W1B 5NE, UK
Chef Yotam Ottolenghi has put a new spin on Israeli food at this glossy Soho dining spot where a creative set dine on black rice with coconut milk for brunch and roasted eggplant with maple seeds for dinner. Dangling golden lights and table...
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49 Brook St, Mayfair, London W1K 4HW, UK
It says a lot about the values of Claridge’s that the hotel once refused Katharine Hepburn entry because she was wearing trousers (strictly not allowed for women at that time). Instead, one of the world’s greatest actresses was asked,...
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31 Carnaby St, Carnaby, London W1F 7DL, UK
Just off the quite massive central shopping district of Oxford Circus is a little place called Carnaby Street. Here you'll find more boutique shops, street performers and smaller crowds. It's a cute place to walk around and grab a drink as well!
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85 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ, UK
There’s a lovely street called Cheshire Street. Labour and Wait sells old-fashioned homewares: twine and string and gardening tools and glasses, all beautifully laid out like a ’50s housewares store. —Sophie Howarth 44/(0) 20-7729-6253. This story...
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London, UK
What was once a private hunting ground for Henry VIII is now a favorite destination for London locals and visitors alike. One of the eight Royal Parks, Hyde simultaneously serves as a natural oasis and civic hub. A day on the green has endless...
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London SW1A 2BJ, UK
It would be possible to spend all day meandering the paths that link the Royal Parks around Buckingham Palace. St. James’s Park has grassy knolls, hidden ponds and the Horse Guards Parade, plus a good café at Inn the Park, and opens out onto the...
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Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK
It’s impossible to ignore the hulking 1950s architecture of the Tate Modern, slap-bang in the middle of the most-walked part of the South Bank. A visionary refurb of this former power station has resulted in an artistic behemoth with multiple...
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Regent St, Carnaby, London W1B 5AH, UK
It’s no coincidence that walking around Liberty feels as if you’re exploring someone’s grand home; the department store’s founder, Arthur Lasenby Liberty, wanted to create that very feel, and so in 1875 settled on a...
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Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK
Checking out the famously preserved mummies at the world’s oldest public museum is on many London wish lists, but there’s much more to the British Museum than ancient Egypt. Other must-sees include the Elgin Marbles and the African...
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21 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 3JQ, UK
Away from the fray of central London are the neighborhoods that define capital living. Though Notting Hill has been gentrified, the colored houses and secondhand markets still nod to its genteel bohemia. Start on Portobello Road for some browsing...
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Waterways such as the Regent's Canal and Grand Union Canal provide an underrated scenic insight into the city’s industrial past. The network links areas such as Camden and Little Venice, though the best stretch is from King’s Cross (the rail hub...
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8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL, UK
Over the past two centuries, the covered market at Borough, not far from London Bridge, has become one of the country’s most famous foodie spots. From Wednesday to Saturday each week hundreds of traders gather to sell homemade breads,...
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Renzo Piano’s Shard has divided opinion with its 309 meters (1,000 feet) of spiky glass construction and jagged top. But there’s no denying its sensational views. Access them by booking a meal at contemporary-British restaurant Aqua on...
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This little patch of horticultural serenity tucked behind Chelsea’s salubrious residential streets is one of London’s little secrets. It is the country’s second-oldest botanical garden (after Oxford’s) and is constantly adding to its abundant...
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91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QR, UK
Brick Lane Market has everything from bric-a-brac to high-end design.Brick Lane between Bethnal Green Road and Wentworth Street Sundays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. This story appeared in the Premier 2009 issue. See all oflondon"Sophie Howarth’s favorite places...
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179 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4DY, UK

A lot of visitors miss the chance to see the city from the water, which is still how best to view London's "mighty heart." The fleet of water buses on the River Thames allows passengers to travel easily past all of the city’s major...

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St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, UK
Visitors to this turreted riverside castle enter a thousand years of history filled with cultural significance (but go early to avoid lines to see the crown jewels). Tudor fans can view the spot where Anne Boleyn was beheaded and the kinds of...
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Exhibition Rd, London SW7, UK
You’d be hard-pressed to fit all of Knightsbridge’s Victorian museums into one day, but it is worth knowing that the V&A and Natural History Museum (as well as the Science Museum) are within a short walk of each other in "Albertopolis," so named...
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17 Rugby St, London WC1N 3QT, UK

The independent shops found along pedestrianized Lamb's Conduit Street make it one of the capital’s loveliest shopping spots. Just off the main drag is Pentreath & Hall, a treasure trove filled with brightly colored decorative...

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84 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 4QW, UK
Daunt Books really is special. Even if you are not a big reader, it is well worth a visit because the space is so beautiful and filled with exceptionally well-chosen books. Daunt is the ultimate antidote to the Amazon generation and connects you...
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20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK
William and Kate’s wedding brought a 21st-century focus to this 700-year-old abbey, which is built on the same spot as a Benedictine monastery enlarged by Edward the Confessor in the 1040s. The site of every coronation since 1066, it boasts...
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This famous Chelsea street is still swinging, but more to the sound of cash registers and performance car engines than to 1960s tunes. Shoppers will find nirvana in the high-end stores, and art lovers should head to the Saatchi Gallery inside the...
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Hikutavake, Niue
Each of Niue's sea tracks—trails that connect scenic and serene natural spots around the island—offers its own charms to discover with a picnic, a camera and a snorkel. The Talava Arches are among the most spectacular landmarks, and the maze of...
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Tuesday and Friday are typical market days in Alofi, when locals go to buy fresh produce and fish, as well as handicrafts. Handmade souvenirs can also be found in various shops and cultural centers around the island, especially on days when cruise...
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This is a classic island spot for simple food, stellar views (look out for dolphins and sometimes whales in the bay) and even a miniature golf course perched on the 30-meter (98-foot) cliff. The industrious proprietors also offer bike rentals and...
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Your guide, a dreadlocked, barefoot medicine man who's simply known as Pa, learned the secrets of the rain forest from his grandmother as a child. He's considered a Cook Islands treasure. Let this knowledgeable and passionate envoy lead you...
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Avarua District, Cook Islands
If you happen to drop by the Cook Islands Christian Church in Avarua at 10 a.m. on a Sunday, you'll be welcomed to a service so filled with joyful singing it practically raises the red-shingled roof. Afterward, visitors are invited to stay for tea...
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Avarua District, Cook Islands
The loveliest memento of a trip to the South Pacific is surely a black pearl. The warm lagoons of Manihiki, one of the Cook Islands, provide a perfect environment for pearl cultivation. Family-owned Bergman & Sons, which started in Avarua 40 years...
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
While you're visiting Rarotonga, getting onto—and into—Muri Lagoon is a must. Take a lagoon cruise in a glass-bottom boat that skims across the shallow aquamarine waters. When you stop for snorkeling, you'll see brilliantly colored reef fish and...
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Ara Tapu, Avarua District, Cook Islands
For romantic dining, it’s hard to beat this spot just a few minutes by car from Avarua. The restaurant and bar are set in a restored colonial house, surrounded by acres of palm-studded lawns that roll down to the sea. On the lunch menu: seafood...
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
With 40 dive sites, the warm, clear waters surrounding Rarotonga are a dream for both snorkeling and scuba fans. Depths range from six meters (20 feet) to more than 30 meters (about 100 feet); there are reef, wreck, pass and cave dives, some...
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Tutakimoa Rd, Avarua District, Cook Islands
It's easy to sightsee on your own on Rarotonga. The “island bus” will take you anywhere along the road that circles the island, including two top beaches. Buses leave from the Cook’s Corner bus station in Avarua: the Clockwise on the hour and the...
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Ara Tapu, Avarua District, Cook Islands
Open Mondays to Saturdays, this market is a good place to experience a slice of life in Avarua. While some vendors sell locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers, you'll find others offering hand-crafted items that make great souvenirs, such as...
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Somerset House, Lancaster Pl, London WC2R 1LA, UK

Not far from Covent Garden, Somerset House combines lofty, 18th-century architecture and progressive 21st-century art. Inside, its restaurant is overseen by Skye Gyngell (who made her name at and garnered a Michelin star for her famous garden...

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20 Sherwood St, Soho, London W1F 7ED, UK
Looking for a late-night speakeasy? This one's a charmer. The Bar Americain's fairly hidden from the street, but when you get down there, it's like going back in time. You find a 1930s, art deco wonder, with white-jacketed cocktail waiters and an...
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10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QF, UK
Kitty Fisher’s is the antithesis to the New York exposed brick brand of cool. Named after a Georgian courtesan, this tiny restaurant in Mayfair is rather a wood-clad room flickering with candles and exuding a intimate, “make yourself...
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Silk St, London EC2Y, UK
A residential complex, an architectural phenomenon and an arts center that houses London’s greatest orchestra — the Barbican is an icon of Brutalist architecture which makes its presence permanently felt on the London...
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1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA, UK
Caravan coffee is some of the strongest you'll try.  Even inveterate coffee drinkers come away from Caravan with a slight tremor and a tendency to talk too fast. But if you think you can hack it, then get along to this popular haunt in Kings...
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New Caledonia
The Aquarium Naturel is a natural rock pool that’s sunken into the cliffs and is connected to the sea. It can be found four kilometers (2.5 miles) south of Tadine, along a scenic route that takes in coconut groves and local residences. Although it...
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New Caledonia
Tadine’s southwest coast isn’t exactly short of picture-postcard beaches, but Yejele is one of the best. Located a 15-minute drive south of Tadine, it offers a long stretch of palm-fringed, powdery white sands dotted with snack stalls. The...
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Mare, New Caledonia
Kanak revolutionary Yeiwene Yeiwene, one of the key names associated with Maré, was the deputy of independence leader Jean-Marie Tjibaou during the 1980s uprisings and was assassinated with him in 1989. This small museum dedicated to Kanak culture...
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Vao, New Caledonia
The settlement of Vao, in the south, is the official administrative center of the island. It has a couple of small shops and conveniences, but its main sight is its 19th-century church, Notre-Dame de L’Assomption. It can be found in the center of...
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Niue's small museum of artifacts of local cultural and historical significance is especially impressive when you consider that much of the original collection was wiped out by the 2004 cyclone. The salvaged items, books, handicrafts and...
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Alofi, Niue
Crazy Uga's main draw is an espresso machine—the only one on the island—which is essential for visiting Kiwis craving their morning flat white. The café also serves satisfying food, including freshly baked muffins and tuna panini. The lush views...
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Queens Rd, Nadi, Fiji

Admire the handiwork of Indian artisans—nearly 40 percent of Fijians are of Indian descent—at this brightly colored temple complex in Nadi. Constructed in the early 1990s in the Dravidian style, it features carvings of Hindu deities in...

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Nadi, Fiji

He may have been known to 20th-century TV audiences as defense attorney Perry Mason and wheelchair-bound police detective Ironside, but in real life the late actor Raymond Burr was an orchid expert. His private estate in Fiji is now a public rain...

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Roro Reef (off Malolo Island), Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

Fiji's waters offer some of the best soft coral diving on the planet, as well as sea life ranging from adorable clown fish to massive manta rays and nurse sharks. A number of companies offer excursions to top dive sites in the nearby Mamanucas,...

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Denarau Island, Fiji

If after several days of soaking up all that Pacific blue you're craving some green, access to a round of golf couldn't be easier. Fiji's Denarau Island resort complex is home to the Denarau Golf & Racquet Club, which has one of Fiji's three...

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Port Denarau Marina, Port Denarau Terminal, Denarau Island, Fiji

Sample local specialties—including a warm "Bula!" welcome and a sip of ceremonial kava—at this Fijian-owned eatery right in the Port Denarau complex. Seafood lovers will enjoy ceviche-like kokoda as well as banana...

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Port Denarau Marina, Port Denarau Terminal, Denarau Island, Fiji

For a fast and affordable takeout option right in the Port Denarau marina, head to this unassuming bakery, part of a popular Fijian chain, which serves up a mix of savory and sweet—from sausage rolls and chicken pies to cakes and cream...

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Port Denarau Marina, Port Denarau Terminal, Denarau Island, Fiji

This shop, owned by one of Fiji's largest souvenir retailers, Jack's of Fiji, focuses on traditional hand-carved and handmade Fijian art forms such as tanoa bowls (used for kava ceremonies), masks, tapa cloth and cannibal forks—yes, Fijian...

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350 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UU, UK
This upmarket concept shop sells directional fashion from the likes of Grenson, Issa, Belstaff and Paul Smith, as well as art books and lifestyle objets for well-heeled Chelsea men and women. A café, restaurant and deli on site make it ideal for...
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RP6, B2814 Los Cardales, Pcia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
The traditional life of the gaucho (cowboy) still thrives on estancias (cattle ranches) in modern Argentina. To see for yourself, pay a visit to Estancia Santa Susana, which sprawls over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) just outside Buenos Aires. The...
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Av. Cazón 1514, B1648EXC Tigre, Pcia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
A special world unfolds 32 kilometers (20 miles) outside Buenos Aires. On weekends, Porteños head to the town of Tigre, in the vast Paraná River delta, to cruise down the canals and waterways in vintage mahogany motorboats. The Museo de Arte Tigre...
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Luján, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
There are many treasures to be seen in the legendary towns of Luján and Capilla del Señor, just northwest of the capital. The grid-patterned streets of both are lined with fine colonial houses. In Luján, you can visit an enormous neo-Gothic...
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Misiones Province, Argentina
One of the most spectacular sights in all of South America, the Iguazú Falls sit right on the border between Argentina and Brazil, about 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) north of Buenos Aires. The name comes from an Indian word meaning “big water,”...
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Chichigalpa, Nicaragua
Nicaraguan rum may not be as well known to most Americans as Puerto Rican and Dominican brands, but that's likely to change as more visitors sample Flor de Caña. You can do so at the rum manufacturer's distillery in Chichigalpa, about 45 minutes...
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Calle Central, Chinandega, Nicaragua
El Paraíso—"Paradise" in English—may be an aspirational name for a restaurant where diners eat under a thatched roof, but no one seems inclined to argue about the quality of the food here. The menu is meat-heavy, and a favorite of repeat patrons...
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NIC-24A, Corinto, Nicaragua
If you just can't get enough of those ocean views, head to Costa Azul for a meal. This establishment sits right on the waterfront, and guests can dine at a table on the terrace, watching boats come and go. As might be expected, seafood dominates...
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Nicaragua
Exit through the gift shop? Yes, please, especially if it involves selecting a bottle or two of Nicaraguan rum. Flor de Caña’s distillery has such a shop, of course, wherein visitors can purchase one of the “Centenario” editions of aged rums....
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José de Marcoleta, León, Nicaragua
Most travelers consider a visit to a Latin American country incomplete without a stop at a local market. It doesn't necessarily have to be motivated by a target purchase; often, the joy of market-going is in observing area life and spotting...
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Av Central, León, Nicaragua
León is one of Nicaragua’s most popular destinations, thanks to its gorgeous architecture. Most of it isn’t original—León was leveled by an earthquake less than a century after its founding in 1524—but the rebuild is lovely (and old!) in its own...
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Chinandega Department, Nicaragua
Cortijo El Rosario is famous throughout Central America for its breeding and showing of Spanish and Lusitano purebred horses, and its grounds are open to the public for daily demonstrations of equestrian training. Visits include a traditional...
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León, Nicaragua
It's not without reason that Nicaragua is being described by travel writers and marketers as "the next Costa Rica," a nod to the country's biodiversity and pristine habitats. Get a glimpse of some of the native bird and plant species at the...
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Corinto, Nicaragua
You may not have thought about it when peeling a banana in your kitchen at home, but most bananas consumed in the U.S. (and elsewhere) come from Nicaragua. In fact, Finca Emma, a 300-hectare (741-acre) plantation, is the largest banana exporter in...
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Av. del Libertador 4096, C1426 BWP, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina has long been serious horse country, which helps explain why the greatest polo players come from here. A short visit to Buenos Aires may not give you enough time to perfect your mallet skills, but it is possible to book a polo lesson and...
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Av. del Libertador 1902, C1425AAS CABA, Argentina
Buenos Aires is often called the Paris of South America. And there couldn't be a more pleasant place to enjoy a Parisian croque madame (a grilled ham-and-cheese sandwich topped with a fried egg) for brunch than at the Croque Madame restaurant....