Travel

Seafaring with Crystal Cruises.

For a large portion of northern hemisphere travellers, a holiday often means following the sun south. To Hawaii, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean.

A TradeWinds escape to the Caribbean.

This is it, the sailing life: sitting on the perch of a 70-foot catamaran in the Atlantic surrounding St. Barths and St. Maarten.

A complex history, a simple life.

Finally, the islands are in sight. After three hours of cruising the gorgeous waters of the Aegean Sea, our ferry pulls into a protected lagoon. A horseshoe-shaped island towers high above the deep sapphire waters.

A mystic land.

I didn’t come to Peru to find a sense of spirituality. But it finds me, on the floor of the Sacred Valley. The irony pervades, but not nearly as much as the thick smoke from a burning sage smudge that fills the air around me. Sitting cross-legged in a circle, I’m taking part in a traditional Peruvian ceremony, presided over by a shaman.

A monastic marvel.

Monasteries aren’t what they used to be. Today, we think of them as quiet, modest, even austere places in which monks pursue their relationship with God without the noisy distractions of the world around them. It wasn’t always thus.

Crown jewel.

After passing through the coastal cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach—bustling with surf-town action—the winding ascent up the Palos Verdes cliffs to Terranea Resort signals a retreat away from the congestion of the city.

A colourful three-stop tour.

It goes without saying that Las Vegas is a feast for the senses, but there’s another oft-overlooked side to this city.

A legend in the making.

While it may be situated many miles away from any movie theatre, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club has a front-row seat to its own kind of spectacle.

Adventures in the wild.

To those in the know, the proper pronunciation is: Clah-quot. Within British Columbia’s Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, on the westernmost edge of Vancouver Island, is a native wilderness of storybook beauty.