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UNESCO World Heritage Site #190: Landscape of Grand Pré

UNESCO World Heritage Site #190: Landscape of Grand Pré From the World Heritage inscription : Situated in the southern Minas Basin of Nova Scotia, the Grand Pré marshland and archaeological sites constitute a cultural landscape bearing testimony to the development of agricultural farmland using dykes and the aboiteau wooden sluice system, started by the Acadians in the 17th century and further developed and maintained by the Planters and present-day inhabitants. Over 1,300 ha, the cultural landscape encompasses a large expanse of polder farmland and archaeological elements of the towns of Grand Pré and Hortonville, which were built by the Acadians and their successors. The landscape is an exceptional example of the adaptation of the first European settlers to the conditions of the North American Atlantic coast.

The gift of travel books, from coffee table to memoir – The Seattle Times

The gift of travel books, from coffee table to memoir The Seattle Times National Geographic's “World's Best Travel Experiences” ($40) looks at wild places, urban spaces, man-made wonders and other extraordinary destinations, from beach paradises to religious pilgrimage sites. There's even a list of best places for dance … and more

November 2012 Questions & Answers

Old Mailbox on the Isle of Man It is time once again to open up the mail bag and answer the deep, burning questions that will change the course of history.

#TripLit: Notes on the Ubud Writers Festival

By Don George   I recently had the good fortune of getting to participate in the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival , which took place on the Indonesian island of Bali in early October. This gloriously cornucopic and chaotic literary love fest brought together 130 writers (from more than 20 countries) and hundreds of word enthusiasts from around the world.

Revisiting a Gulf Coast Icon: Grand Hotel Marriott

In the face of Hurricane Sandy, this iconic hotel braced for a tumultuous few days. I just happened to be there, checking out the thorough $50 million renovation they underwent after Hurricane Katrina.

Photo Essay – Prague, Czech Republic

I visited Prague in 2011 as part of a trip I took through Central Europe. Having been spared much of the worst of WWII and put in a state of arrested development during the Cold War, Prague has one of the best preserved old cities in all of Europe. It has served as the backdrop for many period films such as Amadeus and Immortal Beloved.

Long Weekend in Dallas

If your experience of Dallas is limited to Gate 36 at the airport, its time to stop laying over and actually head into town—the city’s chock full of great fun, food, and fashion.

Behind the Lens: Cotton Coulson & Sisse Brimberg

Husband-and-wife photography powerhouse  Cotton Coulson and Sisse Brimberg  have been shooting for the National Geographic Society for years. Recently they traveled to St. Petersburg to photograph the city for a recent Traveler  feature .

Fodor’s Travel Tastemaker: Laura Maniec

In late 2011, Laura Maniec opened Corkbuzz, a wine studio in NYC. Without being preachy, she’s created a place where wine-enthusiasts (no matter your mastery of varietals and vintages) can learn about new wines and regions by tasting, talking, and tasting some more

Photo Essay : Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park is one of the crown jewels in the United States National Park System. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Yosemite twice; once in 2009 and in 2012 with my G Adventures Travel Photography tour.

Food Lover’s Tour of Sicily

Imagine lounging at a restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean, glass of wine and plate of pasta with fresh seafood before you. Few but the savviest travelers know—fall is the time to go to Sicily.