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Canada National Parks

What’s your fancy: sandy beaches, rocky coasts, lush forests, or glacial lakes? Canada has them all, in a national park system that’s one of the world’s best.

National Parks

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

The 10 Small Towns You Need To Visit This Year, And You Haven't Heard Of Half Of Them

We know, we know, we've seen this list before (from 2012 and 2013), but this one is different.<p>For their third annual list, Smithsonian Magazine examined 20 small towns across America with a population under 15,000 to find towns that are heavily-cultured (read: interesting history, good food, solid …

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The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some other sinfully delicious treat. You will never regret indulging yourself with …

Live Up North? You Might Have More Obesity-Related Gut Bacteria

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer<p>Published: 02/11/2014 07:16 PM EST on LiveScience<p>People who live in colder climates tend to have more of the gut microbes associated with obesity, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers found that people living farther north, in generally colder locales, have more of the …

Follow the Yellow Brick Road…to North Carolina

Who says the good old days are gone? The Land of Oz shuttered over two decades ago, but for two days every year, the old crew comes back to spread …

Top 10 things to do in Trinidad, Cuba

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad, Cuba, was built on the back of the 19th-century sugar and slave trade. At its zenith, in 1827, one of the 56 sugar mills in the region harvested the biggest cane haul in the world — just under a million kilos of white pressed crystals. This enormous, …

Nearly a Quarter of All U.S. Domestic Flights Were Late in 2013

Flight delays are increasing on major U.S. airlines, but fewer travelers are complaining.<p>The federal Department of Transportation said Tuesday that …