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145 Weird, Fun and Interesting Facts About Canada

Added by Hike Bike Travel on June 29, 2012
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5 Reasons to Visit Oslo in Winter

This winter's record snowfall and frigid temperatures in the Northeast have had most people fantasizing about shedding their snow boots and running away to a tropical island. So when I told people that my winter getaway would take me in the opposite direction—to Oslo—I got more than a few raised …


20 Things I did to Save and Make My Marriage Happy and Great

I am a newlywed. My husband and I have been married for a year and a half and I can assure you, not all our days have been as bliss-filled as I would …


Ireland and Northern Ireland: Food and Drink

Ireland and Northern Ireland have long had the raw ingredients for a world-class cuisine—icy northern waters yielding fresh fish and shellfish, lush green grass for dairy herds, hillside wild herbs for free-ranging lambs, and traditional skills such as butchering, bread making, and whiskey …


Cuba's Playa Paraiso Beach Named Among World's Best, Because Of COURSE Cuba Has A Secret Paradise

We can think of many reasons to go to Cuba -- it's not like we needed one of the best beaches on the planet to lure us there.

But hey, we'll take it if you're offering.

Playa Paraiso Beach, on Cuba's Cayo Largo, was recently crowned one of the top beaches in the world in TripAdvisor's annual …


36 Hours in Seattle

The sky is often gray, the residents tend to be muted (except when cheering their teams), calm waters lap the green cityscape, but beneath its mild exterior, Seattle has always careened wildly between boom and bust. For better or worse, boom is the mode of the day. Though the tunnel project …


36 Hours in Santa Fe

In summer, Santa Fe bursts at the seams with arts fairs, opera and other flashy events. In winter, though, the schedule is less hectic, and the few tourists spend their days skiing outside town. This is when residents effectively reclaim the center, the walkable area from the old plaza to the newer …

George R. R. Martin

What to Do in Lake Tahoe

Straddling the Nevada-California border, Lake Tahoe’s immense cobalt blue oval — unfrozen thanks to the lake’s depth — stands out against the snow-covered mountains like a colossal eye staring into heaven. This May, Tahoe’s wilderness will be even more accessible with JetBlue beginning daily direct …

Lake Tahoe

Top 5 Most Delicious Burgers In Sacramento

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Burgers are probably one of the world’s most versatile meals. Whether you like them piled high with bacon, onion rings, bleu cheese, …


10 Undeniably Craveable Pasta Dishes in San Diego

Photo by: BiCe

Rigatoni alla crema di Peperone Giallo e Mascarpone, Tocco di Zafferano e Salsiccia at BiCe

On first blush, this rigatoni pasta looks …


The 21 Best Fried Chicken Spots in America

By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers

Fried chicken just might be the world's most versatile food. It makes just as much sense at the dinner table or in your car or at breakfast with waffles, as it does at 3 a.m. out of the fridge or during the seventh-inning stretch of an intramural, co-ed softball …



From the National Geographic book The 10 Best of Everything

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Our friend, noted photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006), gave this advice when viewing the Grand Canyon: “Leave your binoculars at home.” The biggest, most spectacular canyon on Earth, the Grand Canyon is 1.6 kilometers …

Grand Canyon

Try this sampling of top dishes at restaurants around the Sacramento region

You have your favorites dishes, and we have ours. To broaden the general repertoire – and give you some leads on new places to try – here’s a …