A little vegemite, please.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: “No vegetarians in the bush,” proclaimed the driver as if I should have known better. He expertly navigated the bouncing Jeep down the mountain, shaking his head with the sage detachment of one who had learned not to argue with nature.

An urban exploration.

Visitors who travel by foot will be rewarded with the discovery of delightful little neighbourhoods tucked within the Chicago’s bustling whole.

The Italian Riviera, squeezed between the sea and the mountains.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: From one long stretch of Mediterranean the gods wrought two Rivieras—Italian and French—what’s your pleasure? Travel and live on olives, pesto, and espresso, but decline to take this sun-blessed pocket of coastline for granted. The exposure to such gorgeousness could spoil you for life.

The world’s first commercial cycling tour of Antarctica.

The paradox of Antarctica is that its geographical remoteness and inhospitable climate actually enhance its appeal—especially for that particular subset of adventure-seeking vacationers for whom the southernmost point of the globe exudes an almost mystical allure.

The Grande Dame of Athens.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: When perched at the open-air bar on the rooftop of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, as the sun slips behind the honey-hued Acropolis, it’s clear why this palatial property is known as the Grande Dame of Athens. While the views from the rooftop are breathtaking, so is its rich history.

Ananda in the Himalayas.

An inflatable Zodiac floats down the Ganges River, and the current is picking up. I raise my voice, asking my guide to repeat himself, my hands tightening around a paddle as whitewater rapids churn all around. “You need 10 lives to see India,” yells Mukesh Joshi, his voice barely audible.

Alpine adjustments.

Ask any resident of Switzerland about the railway and they’ll most likely make a case for it being Europe’s top set of tracks. “Swiss trains never even go on strike,” they’ll probably say.

Anthony von Mandl’s vision and aesthetic tastes have assured the Okanagan Valley a charmed future.

At the base of Mission Hill Family Estate’s monumental bell tower is a cast-iron sculpture affixed to a rectangular block of granite. The sculpture is emblematic of the winery’s proprietor. Whether it’s ski jumping or empire building, with Anthony von Mandl, it’s all about how far you can fly.

Authenticity rules.

Geographically, Montana isn’t at the heart of United States cowboy country, but it is wholeheartedly Western. The state is all sky (as its Big Sky Country moniker reaffirms) and mountains; after all, its very name is derived from montaña (Spanish for “mountain”).