Skyline Trail, Cape Breton

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The Cape Breton Highlands National Park has many trails, ranging form short family walks to spectacular hiking expeditions like the Skyline Trail,  a seven-kilometer looping trail. It lies on the western side of the Cabot Trail, near French Mountain’s summit. This trail is well known for its scenic views.

A dramatic headland cliff overlooks the rugged coast from the end of this level trail. You can enjoy an eagle’s view of the Cabot Trail as it winds its way down the mountain and vehicles look like toys. Watch for whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence from the viewing decks. Moose, bald eagles, bears and numerous boreal birds live in this habitat.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city, renowned for its heritage, culture and festivals. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Edinburgh offers many seasonal events for visitors — including the famous summer festivals of culture, or the Winter Festivals of music, light and ceilidhs.

Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Bocas Town is located on the southern tip of Isla Colón and is part of the Bocas del Toro archipelago of islands. The town boasts an abundance of restaurants, hotels and bars. In recent days, Bocas has developed a reputation for being a party town with a number of bars and clubs that sit on the stilts over the water.

The ease of travel and wide array of experiences make Panama one of the most attractive emerging tourism destinations in the world. In just one week, visitors can enjoy two oceans, experience the mountains and rain forest, learn about native cultures and take advantage of vibrant urban life. The capital, Panama City, is a modern, sophisticated metropolis that resembles Miami and has established commerce, arts, fashion and dining.

Le Marais, Paris

Le Marais

Le Marais (“The Marsh”) is a historic district in Paris, France. Along the aristocratic district of Paris, it hosts many outstanding buildings of historic and architectural importance.

Le Marais is the closest you will get to the feel of medieval Paris and has more pre-revolutionary buildings and streets left intact than any other area in Paris. A glance at some of the beautiful buildings and houses indicates the wealthy status of the former residents. The small  medieval lanes are alive with bars, restaurants, hotels, high and low fashion boutiques, trendy shops, hip designers, old fashioned bread shops, jewelry, wine shops, fashionable art galleries and museums all packed into one small area.