Angkor Wat Lives up to its Reputation

Angkor Wat, Cambodia from www.photojourneys.ca

For the last two years, Angkor Wat was chosen as the World’s Top Landmark in Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards. This ancient city in northwestern Cambodia has risen from near obscurity during the bad old days of wars and political turmoil in the late 20th century to become one of the most popular tourist destinations […]

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Three Must-do Scenic Drives in Southern Saskatchewan

Brady Coulee near Eastend, SK

Saskatchewan is tailor-made for backroad exploring. We have more roads than any province in Canada—enough to circle the equator four times. Possibilities are mind-boggling, from drives through spectacular river valleys to sweeping natural grasslands, lake-studded boreal forest, wild badlands, some of Canada’s largest sand dunes, breathtaking viewpoints, little-known hideaways, and historic treasures. That’s the theme […]

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Exploring Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Sand Dunes

Athabasca Sand Dunes, northern Saskatchewan

The Athabasca Sand Dunes are, quite simply, our favourite place in the world. Stretching for about 100 kilometres along the south shore of Lake Athabasca in Saskatchewan’s far north, these are the largest dunes in Canada and the largest this far north anywhere in the world. But it’s not just size that makes them unique. […]

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Magical Town of Izamal, Mexico

Monastery, Izamal

  Izamal is an officially designated “Magical Town”, one of 35 in Mexico, and one of only two in the State of Yucatan (the other being Valladolid). An official Magical Town has to be small (at least small by Mexican standards), rich in historic tradition, and be well preserved. Izamal certainly fits the bill, with […]

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Lake Athbasca’s Spectacular North Shore – Part 2

Reed Bay, Lake Athabasca, Saskatchewan

In the last posting, we followed Lake Athabasca’s north shore as far as Lodge Bay. Now we’ll continue from Lodge Bay to the Oldman River, one of the most magnificent stretches. It’s only 30 kilometres in a straight line, but could be two or three times that length if you explore the many bays and […]

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