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Finding the Real Boardwalk Empire in Atlantic City

by Lesley Peterson

Love the show Boardwalk Empire? Want to walk in the footsteps of Nucky Thompson? Here’s how to re-live 1920s Atlantic City in the here and now.

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Seeking Ruins in Sicily

by Lesley Peterson

In the Valle del Belice in southwest Sicily, you can wander the ruins caused by one of the island’s biggest natural disasters, a catastrophic earthquake that destroyed several towns in 1968.

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Church Cafés: 3 Holy Places to Dine in London

by Lesley Peterson

Did you know you can dine in Westminster Abbey and the crypt of St. Martin-in-the-Field? Yes, in London, churches are no longer just for seeking salvation, but also for finding food temptations.

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Summer Theatre in Cottage Country

by Lesley Peterson

If local theatre is your thing and you’re headed to Ontario’s cottage country this season, you’ll want to check out one of these theatres offering the best in small-town drama.

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PHOTOS: The Art of Talavera

by Lesley Peterson

Puebla, Mexico, is home to eye-catching talavera pottery. Take a look at these photos and see why people travel here specifically to see this historic architectural artwork.

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Top Summer Music Festivals of 2013

by Lesley Peterson

Music lovers across North America will want to hit up these festivals taking place all summer long in Canada and the U.S.

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Hot Cities for Street Art

by Lesley Peterson

No longer merely seen as a form of vandalism, street art is becoming increasingly mainstream and a recognized forum for self expression and social commentary. Here are some of the hottest outdoor ‘galleries’ around the globe.

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Celebrating New Mexico’s Pueblos

by Lesley Peterson

This weekend is the annual Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque. Here’s what to expect at this celebration of Native American culture.

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A Rijksmuseum for the New Millennium

by Lesley Peterson

The world-renowned Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam—considered one of the top 10 museums in the world—has reopened after a $500-million renovation.

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Exploring Islamorada’s Arts Scene

by Lesley Peterson

Known as the “Village of Islands” in the Florida Keys, Islamorada is a place for artists, musicians and other creative types who want to find culture while watching spectacular violet sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.

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Best Places to Celebrate Cherry Blossoms

by Lesley Peterson

It’s that time of year, when the flowering cherry blossoms take over parks around the world. Here are the best places to see the pink petals.

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5 Reasons to Visit
Amsterdam in 2013

by Lesley Peterson

This year is a landmark one for one of Europe’s most charming cities, with museum re-openings and anniversary celebrations. Here are five reasons to put Amsterdam to the top of your travel list for 2013.

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5 Things to Buy in Venice

by Lesley Peterson

Finding the right souvenir to take home means finding something that symbolizes the destination you’ve just visited. If you’re headed to Venice, here are five purchases you’ll want to make.

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Getting Around Venice Like a Local

by Lesley Peterson

Public transit is surprisingly efficient in the complex watery city of Venice… if you know how to use it.

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A World of Film Festivals in 2013

by Lesley Peterson

Movie buffs and celeb spotters will want to hit up one of these nine film festivals around the globe.

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10 Arts Festivals to Attend in 2013

by Lesley Peterson

If you want to add a little art and culture to your travels, then make plans to visit one of these cities in 2013. They’re home to some of the biggest and best arts festivals and fairs in the world.

Do classic American diners make you dream of travel adventures on the open road? Lesley Peterson gives us a peek into the history, evolution and culture of The Diner -- and shares favourites from her "collection."

Collecting Classic Diners

by Lesley Peterson

Do classic American diners make you dream of travel adventures on the open road? Lesley Peterson gives us a peek into the history, evolution and culture of The Diner — and shares favourites from her “collection.”

On the lam with a not-quite-broken heart, Lesley Peterson bought a one-month bus pass and travelled aimlessly, but with curiosity and joy, around the United States. She has loved the romance of bus travel ever since.

On a Bus to Nowhere

by Lesley Peterson

On the lam with a not-quite-broken heart, Lesley Peterson bought a one-month bus pass and travelled aimlessly, but with curiosity and joy, around the United States. She has loved the romance of bus travel ever since.

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Immersed in O’Keeffe Country

by Lesley Peterson

Lesley Peterson absorbs the immensity of nature in New Mexico, the spiritually charged region of the American southwest that artist Georgia O’Keeffe called home.

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Carnival in Acireale:
Celebrating the joy of living

by Lesley Peterson

Head to Sicily to find out why the hosts of one of Italy’s biggest Carnival celebrations draws nearly a million visitors a year, from fun, food and music, to the spectacular parade floats that light up the baroque town.