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Riu Dunamar Playa Mujeres

With five pools, five restaurants, five bars, a spa, and a perfect stretch of Caribbean beachfront, the Riu Dunamar is a standout among the many new resorts opening up on Mexico's Playa Mujeres. (Photo courtesy Riu Dunamar Playa Mujeres)

Photo courtesy Riu Dunamar Playa Mujeres
Located close to cosmopolitan Cancún and charming Isla Mujeres, the new Riu Dunamar at Playa Mujeres combines opportunities for cultural discovery with the pleasures of resort life
A view over the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

A view over Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. (Photo: Wesley Pitts/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Wesley Pitts/Can Geo Photo Club
Growing up black in Nova Scotia, the intense beauty of Three Mile Plains and the Annapolis Valley was, for me, a fount of emotional history 
The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City

The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City turns 125 this year. The grand railway hotel has an illustrious history. (Photo courtesy Fairmont Hotels & Resorts)

Photo courtesy Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
As Quebec's grand railway hotel turns 125, we look back at some key political and pop culture moments that happened there
Nighttime view of Ottawa's ByWard Market from the Andaz Ottawa

A nighttime view of Ottawa's ByWard Market from Copper Spirits and Sights, the rooftop bar at the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market hotel. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic Travel)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic Travel
The Hyatt brand's first Canadian location, in Ottawa's iconic ByWard Market, is designed to reflect the capital's ethos as a gathering place for all Canadians
Sheraton grand at wild horse pass

The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass sits on a huge piece of the Sonoran desert, and everything about it is designed to be an authentic representation of the architecture, design, art and oral stories of the Pima (Akimel O'otham) and Maricopa (Pee Posh) tribes. (Photo courtesy Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass)

Photo courtesy Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
A chance to spot these beautiful creatures in the wild awaits at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, just a short drive from Phoenix, Arizona
Left: Kate Harris after a day of gritty riding on the Silk Road in 2011. Right: Harris' travel memoir, Lands of Lost Borders, is published today. (Photo: Melissa Yule)

Left: Kate Harris after a day of gritty riding on the Silk Road in 2011. Right: Harris' travel memoir, Lands of Lost Borders, is published today. (Photo: Melissa Yule; cover image courtesy Alfred A. Knopf Canada)

Photo: Melissa Yule; cover image courtesy Alfred A. Knopf Canada
Canadian writer and explorer Kate Harris' debut travel memoir recounts her journey along the historic trade route 
Downtown Vancouver and Burrard Inlet are immersed in fog on an autumn evening. (Photo: June Szasz)

Downtown Vancouver and Burrard Inlet are immersed in fog on an autumn evening. This is the grand prize winning photo in CPAC and Canadian Geographic's Show Us Your Riding Photo Competition. (Photo: June Szasz)

Photo: June Szasz
See the winning images from our democracy-themed photo competition, hosted in partnership with CPAC
An infinity hot tub with snow around it at an outdoor Nordic spa

The new infinity hot tub at Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant. (Photo: Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant)

Photo: Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant
Cozy up to the new hot tubs, cold pools, saunas and steam rooms at this Nordic-style spa minutes from Quebec's most famous ski resort 
Zipping around in the Ford Focus RS

Dashing through the snow in the Ford Focus RS. (Photo: Francis Vachon)

Photo: Francis Vachon
On an excursion in Quebec with Ford, our writer discovers winter driving can be a pleasure — in the right vehicle
Momo the border collie hides on a lifeguard stand in Deep Cove, B.C.

Momo the border collie hides on a lifeguard stand in Deep Cove, B.C. (Photo: Andrew Knapp, @andrewknapp)

Photo: Andrew Knapp
Cats, dogs, hogs: These globetrotting pets may just inspire you to bring your furry friend along on your next adventure
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