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  • Shutterbug Edwin Santiago Bids a Rocky Mountain “Hi” Shutterbug Edwin Santiago Bids a Rocky Mountain

    As I was driving from Calgary to Lake Louise over the weekend, I had my Volvo blasting with Michael Buble's Christmas Album. What could be better? The best Christmas album, sung by my favorite Canadian singer (Sorry Celine), as you drive across the m

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  • Hiking Eschlikon: Discover What the Swiss Miss Hiking Eschlikon: Discover What the Swiss Miss

    Switzerland is a real Mecca for hikers. Time alone, or in small groups, is one of those activities that can really recharge the soul. And, if you're a hiking aficionado, you go to Switzerland to scale its glorious mountains and Alps. Switz

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  • Life’s a Beach at Nido in the Philippines Life's a Beach at Nido in the Philippines

    Name a famous beach and the chances are I have been there. Because that's so, I am always on the lookout for new discoveries and beach destinations. Oftentimes I would search on Google or browse through Instagram or read blogs and articles about beac

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  • Buenos Aires Steals Hearts . . . and Citizens Buenos Aires Steals Hearts . . . and Citizens

    Two friends of mine visited Argentina, then returned to LA and immediately sold all their belongings, quit their high-paying corporate jobs and moved to Buenos Aires. And. after spending just two days here, I can't say as I blame them. U

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  • Experiencing LA-thargy? Take A Pasadena Day Trip Experiencing LA-thargy? Take A Pasadena Day Trip

    You say you've been to Los Angeles innumerable times and you're looking to avoid the regular tourist traps in hopes of discovering something different? Well, you need to travel only about five miles northeast of downtown to be right in the heart of o

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  • The Lap Of Luxury: Where the Hotels Are the Vacation The Lap Of Luxury: Where the Hotels <i>Are</i> the Vacation

    Luxury hotels will always be coveted places to kick back and be pampered, but with travelers trending younger and seeking more cultural interaction, sterile decors and uniformity is giving way to inspiration and local color. [caption

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  • It’s Another Manila Sunrise . . . Make That Sunset It's Another Manila Sunrise . . . Make That Sun<i>set</i>

    Whenever I visit my family in Manila, I see to it that I make time to drop in on our beach property in Bataan, a province three hours north of the city. I just love it here. It's not anywhere on the Top 10 tourist destinations among Fili

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  • The Capital of Happy is . . . Copenhagen The Capital of Happy is . . . Copenhagen

    I had never been to Denmark. And to be honest, while I have been to almost every country in Europe, Denmark has never been at o the top of my list of places to visit. But there I was in Belgium for work with an extra four days off so I decided to giv

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  • Dare to Go Bear: The Ultimate LA Escape Is Big Bear Dare to Go Bear: The Ultimate LA Escape Is Big Bear

    If you're from Southern California, you've certainly heard of Big Bear Lake. If you've only lived here for the last five years, you probably have never been. You see, Big Bear Lake is a ski resort town where Los Angelenos hit the slopes in winter,

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  • Welcome to Newport Beach, California — Where Life Is . . . Just That Welcome to Newport Beach, California — Where Life Is . . . Just That

    Beyond Los Angeles, a few miles south into the Orange curtain is the lovely coastal city of Newport Beach in southern California: known for its large, boat-filled harbor, palatial beach homes, fabulous restaurants (as well as fake boobs. overly bo-to

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