CULTURE

Thailand Hall of Opium

No clear villains at the Thailand Hall of Opium

By Janice and George

Walk through a dark tunnel with images of tortured souls sculpted on the walls, and you enter the Thailand Hall of Opium, cradled in the humid Golden Triangle.

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Juarez Theater in Guanajuato

Which way to the Juarez Theater in Guanajuato?

By Janice and George

The outside of Guanajuato’s Juarez Theater (Teatro Juarez) blew us away. It’s decorated with Greek columns, lion sculptures and bronze statues.

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It’s prickly at the Wirikuta Desert Botanical Garden!

By Janice and George

If in Los Cabos, check out the Wirikuta Desert Botanical Garden. It’s home to over 1 million plants, with lots of desert plants from around the world. 

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Art Walk San Jose del Cabo

Art and wine at Art Walk San Jose del Cabo

By Janice and George

We love Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo in Mexico! Sip wine, nibble free tapas from wandering restaurateurs and meet artists in local galleries as you stroll the historic art district.

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colonial towns of mexico - guanajuato

Colonial towns of Mexico a necklace of gems

By Janice and George

The colonial towns of Mexico are fabled for their cobblestone streets and fairytale architecture. Guanajuato even has a mummy museum!

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new reasons to visit Kauai

More new reasons to visit Kauai (Part 2)

By Janice and George

Continuing our story on what’s new on Kauai, five more new reasons to visit Kauai include the new Josselin’s tapas resto and stand-up paddleboarding on a river.

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Stone Town - Zanzibar

Stone Town, Zanzibar: Haunting slave markets and palaces

By Janice and George

We walk through Stone Town’s twisted alleyways, ogling crumbling limestone palaces, mosques and faded mansions. What a storied past!

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Zanzibar beaches - reefwalking

Spicy Zanzibar: Baby, it’s hot here!

By Janice and George

With poles, we splosh knee-deep in water along the reef. We’re “reef walking” on Bwejuu Beach. Zanzibar beaches are beautiful, but unusual.

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Top 5 Mayan sites around Cancun

By Janice and George

They built elaborate sites. Invented a calendar. And sacrificed humans to the gods. When visiting Cancun, be sure to explore these five Mayan sites.

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Fijian bures

Traditional Fijian Bures: The perfect design for modern travelers

By Janice and George

The ancient Fijians knew how to build their palm-proofed Fijian bures. Fiji’s modern luxury resorts are modeled on their early villages.

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Exotic Thailand: From cycling ancient ruins to twisty Thai massages

By Janice and George

Sea cave canoeing. Cycling ancient ruins. Snorkeling. And temple tripping with orange-robed monks. Exotic Thailand is one big adventure!

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Turkish Delight Part 2 – Why visit Bodrum?

By Janice and George

Why all the buzz about Bodrum? Boutique hotels, pretty villages, traditional culture. Yes, you must visit Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula; we loved it!

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Gastown Vancouver

Gastown: Vancouver’s trendiest neighborhood

By Janice and George

Old “Gassy Jack” would be proud. In 1867, he opened a saloon for mill workers. More bars and businesses took root nearby, and very quickly the place grew to become the city of Vancouver. Now Gastown, his namesake neighborhood, may be the trendiest in Vancouver. The pop culture website Complex.com even recently rated Gastown, Vancouver, the…

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Turkish Delight Part 1 – Istanbul

By Janice and George

Feast like a sultan, gape at glittering palaces and soak in a steamy hammam. Welcome to Istanbul! For most visitors, Istanbul is the starting point for a visit to Turkey.

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