Destinations

A Walking Safari in Zambia

Zebras watch as the walking safari passes by. (Giannella M. Garrett)
Zebras watch as the walking safari passes by. (Giannella M. Garrett)

Kangachepe Banda poked at a pile of elephant dung with a twig, exposing thousands of undigested acacia seeds. He was about to explain their significance...




  • View of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River from La Grande Roue. (Isabelle Kellogg)

    A Fun Winter Weekend in Paris

    I spent a weekend in Paris in early January and participated in some activities that may be more “off the beaten track” for some visitors... Read more

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    The Way to Finding Powerful Human Connection

    Human connection is not so common in our age of connectivity. We see lots of people, but find our little cocoons to hide in. As... Read more

  • The Royal Palace Amsterdam is used by the Dutch Royal House for entertaining and official functions, but is open to visitors most of the year. The palace was built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. (Robert Scarth/Wikimedia Commons)

    Amsterdam, a City on the Move

    Amsterdam has been known as “The Venice of the North” for so long, it’s time it shed that appellation and claimed its own special title... Read more

  • The Coromandel Peninsular-Manaia Harbour

    The Secret’s Out: New Zealand’s Favourite Holiday Spot

    New Zealander’s, affectionately known as Kiwi’s have always taken a no frills approach to vacation time. A beachfront patch, caravan or tent is more than... Read more

  • Reading Town Hall is a fine example of the brickwork that reflected the once industrial heart of the city. The town hall houses Reading Museum, home to a finger from the nearby the statue of Queen Victoria, which was damaged when Reading was bombed during the Second World War. (Photo by Mike Jee)

    Historic Reading, England: Well Worth a Visit

    I am standing by St. Mary’s Church with its unique “checkerboard” tower in Reading, England. The church dates back to at least the 11th century... Read more

  • Figure 2 An irori with a jizaikagi (自在鉤), which is a hook consisting of an iron rod within a bamboo tube, and a fish-shaped yokogi (橫木). (Sun Mingguo/Epoch Times)

    Splendour of an Enchanted Wonderland— Shirakawa-go

    Shirakawa-go in rural Japan is a place that comes straight out of a fairy tale especially when the entire valley is covered in snow during... Read more

  • Montreal skyline and the St. Lawrence River. The city is celebrating its 375th anniversary with a plethora of events throughout the year. (Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin)

    Montreal Tunes up for 375th Anniversary

    Montreal is buzzing with energy as it heads into the Big Event of 2017: the 375th anniversary of the city. Monrealers are justly proud of... Read more

  • Plaza Botero in Medellín, dotted with sculptures by Fernando Botero, with the Museum of Antioquia in the background. (Scabredon/Wikimedia Commons)

    Colombia: Enigmatic, Vibrant, Hospitable

    Editor’s note: Canada advises exercising a high degree of caution if travelling to Colombia due to the unpredictable security situation, especially in some rural areas... Read more

  • Pittsburgh's skyline and some of the city's many bridges. (David Reid/VisitPittsburgh)

    Pittsburgh: My Kind of Town

    When it comes to Pittsburgh, the city I like to call the well-known unknown, the skyline seems to be ever-evolving. That’s perhaps because Pittsburgh has... Read more

  • People gather for advent festivities at Hellbrunn Palace, an early Baroque villa in Salzburg. (Austria Tourist Office)

    Silent Night: Christmas in Austria

    It was just a simple poem written by a village priest, but when the church organist composed a melody for it, “Silent Night” became a... Read more

  • Frankfurt's skyscrapers loom above historic timbered buildings along the banks of the River Main. (Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board)

    Beyond Frankfurt’s Trade Fairs and Apple Wine

    Frankfurt is known as Germany’s most international city—a global hub for commerce, culture, education, and tourism. On my recent trip there it was evident that... Read more

  • The stunning Delaware Water Gap on the Appalachian Trail. (Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort)

    Hiking the Rugged Appalachian Trail

    I felt miniscule as I stood among the trees lining a towering mountainside while down below the river snaked along endlessly, without a ripple. Inhaling... Read more

  • Part of the grounds at Stanglwirt Bio and Wellness Hotel, with the local village and the Wilder Kaiser Mountains in the background. (Stanglwirt Bio and Wellness Hotel)

    A Weekend at Stanglwirt in Austria’s Tyrolian Alps

    The song “The Hills Are Alive,” sung by actress Julie Andrews against a stunning backdrop of the Alps in the classic movie “The Sound of... Read more

  • The Golden Gate Bridge viewed on a rare non-foggy moment. (Trevor Piper/Epoch Times)

    San Francisco: More Than Hills, Fog, and Bridges

    San Francisco: also known as Fog City. Maybe I was lucky, because the day I walked across the Golden Gate Bridge it was beautiful sunshine... Read more

  • Replica of New York City at Miniland in Legoland. (Beverly Mann)

    A World of Fun and Learning at Legoland

    Plunged into a world of fighting fire dragons, ninjas, and larger-than-life creatures, I realized I had begun a challenging voyage with my two young grandsons... Read more

  • Anantara Dhigu resort has 110 villas and suites on the South Male Atoll.  (Courtesy Anantara)

    Island-Hopping in the Maldives

    The 1,190 tiny islands that make up the Maldives are not the easiest place to reach. They stretch across a remote section of the Indian... Read more

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