Cairns, Queensland

Cairns

The gateway to Queensland’s tropical north, Cairns is a laid-back city best enjoyed outdoors.

Visit Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest, but don’t miss the great things to do in and around town. You’ll find brilliant cafés, bustling markets and plenty of beaches nearby. Relax by a resort pool or spend your days exploring this tropical oasis.

Spadina Museum, Toronto

Spadina House Exterior

Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens is a historic manor on Spadina Road in Toronto, Ontario, that will offer a glimpse of what Toronto was like back in the early 1900s.

Evolving from a Victorian country estate to an Edwardian city mansion, Spadina Museum chronicles four generations of the wealthy Austin family. Enjoy a guided tour highlighting the exquisite furniture and decors reflecting Toronto art scene of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Explore one of Toronto’s finest, restored Victorian gardens and participate in Spadina’s special events including Doors Open Toronto, Strawberry Festival and Music in the Orchard. The museum is also a lovely location for photography, film shoots, weddings and corporate functions. Take a guided tour and be introduced to the life of the Austin family and its domestic staff.

The museum site includes 6 buildings, a house that was built back in 1866, a 2 storey garage and chauffer’s residence built in 1909 and a gardener’s cottage from 1850, a greenhouse from 1913 and more!

Chamonix, France

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Chamonix is a famous resort near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy.  Also it is credited with hosting the First Winter Olympic games in 1924.

At the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps, it’s renowned for its skiing. Year-round, cable cars take visitors up to several nearby peaks with panoramic views, including Aiguille du Midi above town, and Pointe Helbronner, across vast glacier fields on the Italian border.

It is a destination popular the world over. In the streets of this high-mountain town you’ll hear languages from every corner of the globe. But the people who come to this ‘summit meeting’ share the same way of thinking, the same love for mountaineering, its legends and its ethics.

 

Makena Cove, Maui

Makena Cove

White sand, black lava rock and bright-green palm trees make Makena Cove, also known as Secret Beach, a special place for weddings. This popular location is sure to leave you and your loved ones with lasting memories and spectacular photographs. You access this tiny beach through a stone wall between homes in Makena. The lava rock, color of the water, sunset view, light sands, and palm trees make it a favorite wedding location for Maui brides.

 

Old Town Square, Prague

Prague

Get to know the magical heart of Prague on the Old Town Square!

Where does the true heart of Prague beat? On the Old Town Square of course! It is precisely here that winding lanes of the Old Town run, in order to spill out onto the most beautiful square in Prague. The elegant tower of the Town Hall with the world famous astronomical clock, the proud silhouette of the fairy-tale Týn Cathedral, the monumental Church of St. Nicholas and countless multicolored houses of many styles lend this place a unique atmosphere, which will captivate all those who decide to take a look at its charm.

 

 

 

 

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.