Magical Town of Izamal, Mexico

Monastery, Izamal

  Izamal is an officially designated “Magical Town”, one of 35 in Mexico, and one of only two in the State of Yucatan (the other being Valladolid). An official Magical Town has to be small (at least small by Mexican standards), rich in historic tradition, and be well preserved. Izamal certainly fits the bill, with […]

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Why Campeche, Mexico is a photographer’s dream

Cathedral, Campeche

Nothing gets photographers more excited than a photogenic place with rampant colours, something that the city of Campeche, Mexico provides in grand style. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic centre of this magnificently restored colonial city is mostly surrounded by walls with fortified ramparts and bastions. Inside, the narrow cobblestone streets are lined […]

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Why Photographers Love Quebec City

Quebec City

Quebec City is undoubtedly one of Canada’s most photogenic places. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Quebec is the only walled city in North America north of Mexico. The fortifications were built and altered several times between 1608 and 1871. This is the cradle of French civilization in North America, though the famous 1759 […]

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Why Visit Dinosaur Provincial Park in the Fall

Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta.

Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park is worth a visit anytime, but we think that fall is special for several reasons. The mostly open prairie of southeast Alberta can get a tad hot in summer, but September brings welcome relief from the heat while usually still remaining pleasantly warm. The park is so popular in summer that […]

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Awe and Wonder of Yoho National Park

Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, British Columbia.

The name says it all – Yoho is a Cree word expressing awe and wonder. While that describes many places in the Rocky Mountains, things here seem cranked up another notch, with numerous towering peaks, raging rivers and waterfalls galore, and postcard views at every turn.   Fed by glacial meltwater, Takakkaw Falls is one […]

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Banff Gondola offers Breathtaking Photography

Banff Townsite from top of Banff Gondola.

Canada’s Banff National Park abounds with photogenic hot spots, but for a bird’s eye perspective of the spectacular terrain, it’s hard to beat a trip up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola. Just outside Banff townsite, the eight-minute trip takes you to an elevation of 2281 metres, where you look down on the townsite some […]

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