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  • Summer Recreation in Whistler The Rainbow Lake Trail near Whistler.During the few months that they aren’t covered in snow, the slopes of the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort come alive with locals and tourists alike enjoying hiking, guided naturalist walks, mountain biking, and horseback riding, or just marveling at the mountainscape from the comfort of the lifts.


  • Celebrating America’s Melting Pot A black and white photograph of a group of African Americans celebrating at a Fourth of July picnic.To celebrate Independence Day, here are some vibrant, living destinations from sea to shining sea where you can experience firsthand the diversity of America’s melting pot.

Central America


  • Q&A with Moon MapGuide Paris Author cover_moon mapguide paris5eGetting lost in Paris is a romantic idea, but for those who want to be able to get from the Louvre to the Champs-Élysées, author Aurelia d’Andrea shares her tips for navigating the City of Light.


  • Highlights of Gay Puerto Vallarta Playa de los Muertos in Puerto Vallarta.Puerto Vallarta has many gay-friendly establishments and events. This guide for planning your visit includes recommended accommodations, nightlife, and tours, as well as advice on which beach is the place to be.

South America

  • Watching the World Cup with the Brazilians In this mural, Brazilian star Neymar stands victorious, while Argentina’s leading light, Lionel Messi, cries into his shirt on the left.As we approach the latter stages of the tournament, blogger Tom Le Mesurier shares an inside look at what it’s like in Brazil right now. Check out his phenomenal photos of the decorations, the celebrations, and the general excitement that is the 2014 World Cup.

United States

  • Hawaiian Traditions: Lei Making and Featherwork Waikiki Beach framed in a traditional Hawaiian orchid lei.Did you know that every major Hawaiian island is symbolized by its own lei made from a distinctive flower, shell, or fern? Learn more about lei and featherwork and their role in island culture.