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Alberta is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth, as vast as it is varied in landscape and experiences. Whether your travel passions beckon you to the breathtaking majesty of the Canadian Rockies, the culturally rich cities of Edmonton and Calgary, or a combination of both, Alberta is an exceptional vacation destination that you won’t soon forget. Dazzling peaks, ancient glaciers, emerald lakes, and wildlife galore defi ne the iconic Canadian Rocky Mountains and the resort mountain communities of Jasper, Banff, and Lake Louise. The Icefi elds Parkway between Jasper and Banff is a must-do, as is standing upon the Athabasca Glacier, where the ice is as thick as the Eiffel Tower is tall. And for those seeking an urban experience, the cosmopolitan cities of Edmonton and Calgary offer a rich variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
INSIDER TIPS: Canadian Rockies:
For a bird’s-eye view, check out the new Glacier Skywalk rising 900 ft. above the Sunwapta Valley or travel on one of the scenic gondolas Edmonton: Ride a Segway in the River Valley, North America’s largest urban park, 22 times larger than New York’s Central Park Calgary: Enjoy a variety of events and festivals including the Calgary Stampede, known as the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”
Blessed with breathtaking landscapes, British Columbia is home to a geographical diversity that lends itself to a variety of activities and adventures. BC also features cosmopolitan culture, luxurious experiences, uptown shopping, and fi ve-star dining. From sophisticated cities to stunning scenery, there is something for everyone in BC. Relax, rejuvenate, and luxuriate in BC. Vancouver boasts a rare blend of natural splendor and cosmopolitan amenities, with luxurious accommodations and experiences that beckon. In Victoria, discover old-world charm and new-world experiences on this island destination. And in Whistler, swing the clubs at one of four championship golf courses that blend challenging play with scene-stealing views in a breathtaking mountain setting.
•Victoria’s Butchart Gardens: Explore the renowned fl oral beauty as you stroll along meandering garden paths
•Vancouver Flightseeing: Enjoy a private aerial tour over the bustling city and surrounding coastal mountains
•Whistler’s Scandinave Spa: Relax and rejuvenate in the heart of nature at this 20,000 sq. ft. outdoor spa
Welcome to Anguilla, a warm and welcoming island destination tucked away in the northern Caribbean. Embraced by unrivaled white beaches and breathtaking turquoise seas, Anguilla is casual and easy, a unique blend of high style and low-key elegance, and the best of the good life set to a slow and casual island tempo. Anguilla has 33 pristine beaches and over 12 miles of stunning white-powder sand and tranquil waters ranging from aquamarine to cobalt blue. All of Anguilla’s beaches are public, uncrowded, and unspoiled. Every cove, bay, and stretch of sand has unique characteristics, such as rock or coral formations and picturesque tropical plants. There is a beach for everyone, for every kind of beach day, for every mood.
•Take a day cruise to Dog Island, a favorite for scuba divers
•Visit Pelican Trail — part eco-park and part watersports facility — to experience a uniquely Anguillan activity
•Tee off at Temenos, a Greg Norman–designed championship golf course that takes full advantage of the island’s gorgeous landscape
Celebrated as one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, the “One happy island” of Aruba offers visitors an unparalleled experience fi lled with famous beaches, rugged terrain, an international food scene, and spirited nightlife. A direct fl ight from around 10 major U.S. cities, Aruba attracts both loyal and fi rst-time guests year after year. Aruba offers visitors a multifaceted experience in which turquoise waters collide with desert-like terrain and serenity coexists with rugged adventure. With private beaches, otherworldly spas, land and water activities including beach tennis and windsurfi ng, hidden gems such as ancient caves and secluded natural pools, historical attractions, exclusive shopping, sumptuous spas, and more, the island provides the perfect getaway for the young and those who are young at heart.
•Seeking a thrilling adventure? Spend the day in the wilds of Arikok National Park and cool off in Conchi
•Enjoy the delicious and diverse culinary scene with national favorites like pastechi (a breakfast pastry) or Balashi beer
•Spend the morning teeing off at Tierra Del Sol Golf Course, then the afternoon pampering yourself at Body & Soul Spa
•Looking for clear blue water, white-sugar sand, and sparkling sunlight? Head to Baby Beach to experience true perfection
With Bermuda’s incomparable weather, pink-sand beaches, wide breadth of historic sites, and warm, friendly people, it’s easy to see why many consider it the “Jewel of the Atlantic.” Also, Bermuda has more golf courses than any other island in the world; with the scenic fairways and ocean views, you’ll see so much more than 18 holes! Every inch of Bermuda holds an adventure. With world-class scuba diving, cave explorations, and historic treasures, the island offers so much more to do than you ever imagined. Horseshoe Bay, with its long, sweeping crescent of pink sand, is a popular choice any time of year. After visiting the beach, wash your cares away at one of Bermuda’s many luxury spas. With deep massages and renewing facials, you’ll be ready for your next adventure!
•Explore 500 years of local history and culture at the Bermuda Maritime Museum
•Take a trip to Achilles Bay for great snorkeling
•Get “cave kisses” at Crystal Cave, where the dripping water that falls on you is said to bring good luck
British Virgin Islands
The 60-plus islands and cays of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) provide authentic Caribbean culture matched with gracious hospitality and pristine natural beauty. Located 60 miles east of Puerto Rico and facing the U.S. Virgin Islands, the BVI offers an array of unforgettable experiences. The BVI is a little slice of heaven: a sailor’s delight and an ideal destination for families with children and groups of all sizes. Rent a private villa and enjoy a week in paradise at your own pace, or stay in a family-friendly resort where kids’ camps and activities keep the little ones busy, giving you time to relax on your own. The undisputed sailing capital of the world, with fair weather and constant winds, the BVI beckons your family to navigate the 60-plus islands, cays, and boulders.
•For a unique adventure, participate in the Original Virgin Canopy Tour, a new activity similar to ziplining
•Ride with Antilles Helicopter Services, which offers the opportunity to capture an angel’s view of paradise
In the Cayman Islands, discover a warmth that doesn’t just come from the sun. “Caymankind” is a unique experience of Caymanian culture — a beachside blend of luxury accommodations, renowned restaurants, and world-class diving, coupled with a sense of welcome that awaits any guest to these idyllic islands. Embrace the friendly lifestyle and savor the sun, sand, and surf. With the Cayman Islands’ rich history, you’ll never be short of a full day of culture, excitement, and fun. From world-class diving and tranquil beaches to renowned attractions and interactive wildlife, an adventure awaits each day. Everyone will enjoy swimming with the stingrays, a stop at the Cayman Turtle Farm, or a visit to the Botanic Park to see the endangered blue iguana — just a few of the many activities to explore.
•Try the fi nest dining, found alongside sun, sea, and tropical landscapes, at any of 250 restaurants
•Sneak away to a place of serenity on sister islands Cayman Brac and Little Cayman
•Befriend a sea creature at Stingray City — where receiving a kiss from a stingray is considered good luck
•Explore one of 365 dive sites and get a glimpse of the destination’s renowned underwater playground
•Learn about Caymanian history while wandering through the restored house of Pedro St. James
Unlike any other Caribbean island destination, Curaçao speaks to the curious explorer in all of us. The island and its rugged volcanic surface, combined with lush green scenery and colorful Dutch-inspired architecture, provide the perfect backdrop for every type of traveler: the adventure seeker, the beach bum, diving enthusiasts, history buffs, and modern urbanistas. Escape to the secluded cove beaches of Curaçao, one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets. A destination of choice for the cultural explorer, the former Dutch colony offers an exclusive alternative to the region. With a city center so beautiful that it was named a unesco World Heritage site, the country offers a unique fusion of European and island culture, bonding distinctive architecture and cuisine over centuries of tradition as well as bringing new local fl air.
•Discover the ecstasy of being marooned on an uninhabited island like Klein Curaçao, surrounded by solitude
•Snorkel the Blue Cave, where the naturally illuminated water sparkles like sapphires
•Explore the origin of blue Curaçao liqueur at the Landhuis Chobolobo distillery
With excellent tropical weather all year round, it’s always a good time to visit the Dominican Republic. When you’re ready to head in from one of the world’s best beaches, a variety of entertainment options awaits. Enjoy a national park, sample delicious Dominican gastronomy, and spend the night dancing the merengue with locals. This diverse island paradise is waiting to show you all it has to offer. You’ll fi nd an extensive assortment of activities and settings — catching waves at beautiful Playa del Macao, snorkeling Isla Saona and its fi elds of indigenous starfi sh, horseback riding along the Anamuya River, and ziplining through the lush tropical countryside. Let the hospitable and warm people of the Dominican Republic share their cultural specialties with rum, chocolate, and coffee tastings.
•With 25 designer golf courses, the Dominican Republic is the number one Caribbean destination for the avid golfer
•Dive the wreckage of the Spanish galleon Bayahibe
•Drive along uninhabited coastlines and discover small villages in a dune buggy
If you’re looking for a true adventure, there’s nothing more memorable and beautiful than hiking the Blue Mountains. Come and experience authentic Jamaica. From long sandy stretches to crystal-clear water and secret coves, these beaches are where you make memories to last a lifetime. Visit Mystic Mountain, which boasts over 100 acres of land in Ocho Rios and features the Jamaica Bobsled Tour, inspired by the famous Jamaican team. To cool off, you can board a 30-foot handmade bamboo raft on which a trained raft captain guides you through the bamboo forests and banana groves of the Martha Brae River. For more adventure, visit Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most-photographed natural attractions, and climb the 600 ft. cascading waterfall.
•Ride on horseback along the white-sand beaches backed by fl ower-splashed hillsides in Montego Bay
•Venture to Rose Hall, a former plantation house said to be haunted by the ghost of the infamous Annie Palmer
•Scuba dive the Rio Nuevo Wall, a 25-ft. dive where barracudas, turtles, parrotfi sh, and other creatures thrive
Imagine an island with a charming mix of Caribbean and French infl uences, and you’ll fi nd Martinique. The island of the never-ending summer has a diverse assortment of activities for every type of visitor — the land lover, the water lover, the foodie, and especially the Francophile. As an overseas department of France, Martinique has limitless availability of the best French products for the chic shopper, but look in particular for bijoux creole, authentic local jewelry to take home. Head north, where the volcanic landscape provides great opportunities to hike the island’s gorge, canyons, and waterfalls, and go south for world-class beaches. Before the day is done, enjoy the sophisticated local cuisine, which blends African and French fl avors to create haute-nouvelle Creole dishes.
•Explore the unforgettable mangroves and beaches on a kayak excursion with your family and friends
•Dive with the sea turtles on Grande Anse Bay
•Sample the island’s excellent rums while touring one of its many award-winning distilleries
Saint Lucia is the perfect destination, whether you’re after romance, rejuvenation, or adventure. The natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of rainforest, and the Piton Mountains as a backdrop is sure to indulge every taste. Saint Lucia’s waterfalls, breathtaking views, friendly locals, and authentic culture impress even the most widely traveled individuals. The beauty of Saint Lucia provides the perfect backdrop for adventure: mountains to climb, forests to explore, an underwater world to discover. Now you can traverse the golf course in the footsteps of Jack Nicklaus; bike along the steep mountain trail, a favorite of Tinker Juarez; jog along the beach, as did Usain Bolt; or dance under the Caribbean stars, just like Cheryl Burke. For decades Saint Lucia has been the place where the famous come to play — now it’s your turn.
•Observe cultural traditions such as making cassava and catching crayfi sh
•Experience an underwater carnival as you swim among schools of exotic fi sh at Keyhole Pinnacles
•Enjoy a bird’s-eye view on a parasailing trip of Rodney Bay, overlooking Pigeon Island and the Caribbean Sea
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Kitts is a rarity: an island with a rainforest that is actually expanding in size rather than shrinking. Its sister island — Nevis, green and serene — is truly one of the world’s remaining unspoiled places and proudly carries the name “Queen of the Caribbees.” This island jewel’s natural vegetation is unparalleled in lushness and beauty. Explore St. Kitts, where wildlife such as chattering vervet monkeys and mongoose families will surround you. You can drive or hike through the Valley of Giants, zipline over the rainforest, or climb up to the cap of a dormant volcano. Nevis is paradise for nature lovers, with excellent snorkeling offshore and scuba diving around wrecks and natural reefs. Study the stars on nighttime beach walks.
•Divers of any experience level can explore the River Taw wreck, where stingrays and turtles glide by quietly
•Learn about local bush remedies on a hike through the Nevis rainforests while spotting vervet monkeys
•Climb to the edge of a dormant volcano on a hike of Mount Liamuiga on St. Kitts
Turks & Caicos
Home to the best beach in the world, with breathtaking hues in inviting waters and legendary diving, snorkeling, and fi shing, the Turks and Caicos Islands beckon you to an undiscovered Caribbean. Just a short fl ight from the east coast of the United States, these islands are a tropical classic, a throwback in time where relaxation is unavoidable and rejuvenation is ensured. World-class hotels, spas, and restaurants await, as do long stretches of uncrowded beaches and vibrant coral reefs. On land or below water, relax in the unique serenity and beauty of the islands. Enjoy the natural splendor of Grand Turk as you kayak to Madison Point and explore the coast on foot. Middle Caicos is home to an impressive chain of limestone caves (the largest in the Caribbean) and the steep, breathtaking limestone cliffs of Mudjidin Beach.
•Visit the world’s fi rst conch farm and learn the importance of the queen conch to the Caribbean
•Kiss a friendly stingray on Gibbs Cay and learn how to handle and interact with these majestic creatures
From breathtaking diving and snorkeling to miles of pristine beaches, from lavish pampering at world-class spas to unparalleled adventure, Fiji will reconnect and rekindle your happy spirit. And with nonstop daily services from Los Angeles by Fiji Airways, getting there has never been easier. Multifaceted Fiji truly offers a myriad of unique experiences: family hideaways, private island retreats, and exotic romantic escapes; world-renowned dive sites and surf spots; adventure and cultural interchange activities; culinary delights and lavish spa treatments — these are just some of the many pursuits that Fiji’s palette offers. Immerse yourself in all the wonders of Fiji and begin your journey to happiness.
INSIDER TIPS: Happiness isn’t about having a schedule to stick to (unless schedules make you happy). Some must-see-and-do highlights on a Fiji trip include: Adventure Excursions: Rafting on the upper Navua, Ba, and Luva rivers; boating and skiing on a Jet Ski, paddleboarding, windsurfi ng; and more Culture and History: Explore the Arts Village, Kula Eco Park, Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, Biausevu Waterfall, or Nayawa Village Best-Kept Secrets: Taveuni’s Des Voeux Peak, international dateline and heritage sites, and the Sawa-i-Lau limestone caves in the Yasawas Islands Your Fiji experience begins the moment you step on board Fiji Airways. With the new state-of-the-art A330 Airbus, you can count on reliability, value for money, and world-class, friendly service. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Paradise awaits!
When was the last time you had a moment to yourself? A moment to hear yourself think? To eat slow food slowly rather than fast food fast? To take a breath and watch the sun rise or set? Chances are it’s been a while. We suggest you make a beeline for the Hawaiian Islands, where time stretches languorously and invites you to live in the moment. The Hawaiian Islands welcome you with experiences ranging from lush waterfalls and quaint upcountry towns to big-wave surfi ng and active fi re-breathing volcanoes. Not surprisingly, moments to relish and remember unfold like tropical wildfl owers everywhere in Hawai‘i. Of course, no matter where you go or what you do in Hawai‘i, you’ll bask in the soft light of aloha, the generous spirit that encourages us all to embrace every moment passionately.
INSIDER TIPS: Kaua‘i: Picnic along the rim of Waimea Canyon and watch the radiant colors change over its deep valley gorge O‘ahu: Explore O‘ahu’s legendary North Shore, with surf culture landmarks like Sunset Beach and Pipeline Maui: Drive along a dramatic ocean coastline on the 52-mile Road to Hana and view magnifi cent waterfalls Hawai‘i Island: Take a lava boat tour to see magma fl ow into the ocean and understand the forces that create the island’s black-sand beaches
Make a visit to Mexico the reason for your next vacation and prepare your senses for an experience full of magic, color, and warmth. Come and fall in love with Mexico. Again and again, Mexico will surprise you with new experiences: a different fl avor, a new adventure, a spot that has been waiting for centuries to enchant you. The Riviera Maya is one of the world’s top destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling. An expansive coral reef system extending just off the coast is home to a dizzying array of marine life, including colorful tropical fi sh, manta rays, dolphins, and whale sharks. Banderas Bay, on the Nayarit Riviera, is famous as the destination for thousands of migrating humpback whales, who offer an unmatched spectacle. In addition, Puerto Vallarta is famous for its seafront walkway and vibrant nightlife.
•Taste the star of Nayarit cuisine — pescado zarandeado, a delicacy of smoked fi sh marinated in lemon and chiles
•Visit Cozumel for diving and snorkeling or explore its ancient archaeological sites, ecological parks, and cenotes
•Take an ATV tour of the Mayan Riviera to enjoy rainforest trails, and then fi nish the tour by exploring Mayan ruins
Tahiti. The word evokes visions of an island paradise. Only eight hours from Los Angeles, the Islands of Tahiti are closer than you ever imagined. With 118 islands boasting high, rugged mountain peaks, coral reefs, turquoise-blue lagoons, white sand, palm-fringed beaches, and luxuriously intimate resorts, each island paradise has something for everyone. There is no better place than the Islands of Tahiti to experience a unique and luxurious escape. Exceptional experiences are abundant. Enjoy the unparalleled view from a signature overwater bungalow complete with glass fl oors and a private deck. Expand your culinary horizons with a romantic dinner fi lled with Tahitian fare on your own private islet. Snorkel or scuba dive with amazing marine life. Or shop for the most exquisite and beautiful Tahitian cultured pearls. The possibilities are endless.
•Experience a private-island, gourmet meal at a table set in the warm, shallow waters of the beautiful lagoons
•Relax at one of Tahiti’s many world-class spas surrounded by a backdrop of natural beauty and fl oral fragrances
•Adventure seekers can climb on board a helicopter in Bora Bora for a breathtaking ride high above this neon-colored world