Ionian Islands, Greece

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The Ionian Islands are splendid, cinematic paradise. The waters are bluest blue, the sands are achingly silky and smooth. Zakynthos is the largest of the Ionian Islands, and it’s as fruitful as it is beautiful, boasting a bounty of crops like olives and grapes. Music is a huge part of the local culture—you can catch a concert or festival almost any night of the week, and you’ll be captivated by the sights and sounds of Zakynthos performers.

Aachen, Germany

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Aachen is well known for being home to the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany – Aachen Cathedral – and the large number of young people, whom you see wherever you go. Be inspired by a city full of history and vibrant life. Located at the point where three countries – Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands – meet, it enchants visitors time and again.

The cathedral, the old city and the Elisenbrunnen fountain. Traditional-style and modern boutique cafés. The attractions this city has to offer are as varied as the city itself.
Visit its monuments and squares, stroll through its narrow, winding lanes, and enjoy the flair of the westernmost major city in Germany.

Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean

Lively Antigua and Barbuda move to the music of steel drums. You can visit a different beach each day and not repeat yourself for a full year—and that’s why tourists and celebrities alike flock to this sun-soaked Caribbean island. Take a day cruise, rent some diving gear or cruise up the beach on a Segway for a real adventure, island-style.

Visitors love its warm waters which are an endless hue of blues, and the long stretches of sparkling sand sprinkled across both Antigua and its little sister island Barbuda are so stunning that celebrities including Oprah have ended up buying homes here.

Portofino, Italy

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One of the most popular resort towns on the Italian Riviera, little Portofino has just over 500 permanent residents. But that all changes on summer days when the sun is shining and the yachting set drops anchor in the harbor to wander about. Boutiques, art galleries, cafes and restaurants line the tiny streets. Diving, hiking and beach-going are popular local pastimes, and there are even some historic sights like the Church of St. Martin and the Castello Brown hilltop fortress.

Cairns, Queensland

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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

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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.