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A Tour of Istanbul

Straddled by two continents, stamped by East and West, shaped by conquering tribes and centuries of trade, Istanbul’s eclectic majesty stands alone.
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Cycling Across Quebec’s Eastern Townships

From renowned cycling routes to tour-friendly vineyards, dark sky reserves to fjords and ferrata—it’s all about the green and the blue and the spectacular view in Canada’s biggest province.
Library of Alexandria, Egypt

Egypt: Where It All Began

Today, with the reconstruction of its ancient library, the city of Alexandria represents the firmly planted roots of what we—the West—have become. Its history has come full circle once more. Those are the forces that built the High Dam at Aswan, and those are the forces that are now struggling to take over modern Egypt even as its consciousness clings so deeply to the mysteries of its past.