Nairobi, Kenya

The Republic of Kenya is a country in Africa. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya’s territory lies on the equator, covers 581,309 km2 and has a population of approximately 48 million people. (In comparison, Alberta is 661,848 km2 and has a population of just over four million.) Famous for its modern safaris, world …

Graceland – Memphis, Tennessee

Graceland is a mansion on a 13.8-acre (5.6 ha) estate in Memphis, Tennessee, that was owned by the King of Rock ‘n Roll, the late Elvis Presley. Located at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, inherited the estate in 1993 when she turned 25. The 17,552 sq.ft. mansion serves as a museum …

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall stretches from Dandong in the east to Lop Lake in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the edge of Inner Mongolia. A comprehensive archaeological survey, using advanced technologies, has concluded that the Ming walls measure 8,850 km (5,500 mi). This is made up of 6,259 km (3,889 mi) sections of …

Little Manitou Lake, Sask.

Brimming with legendary, health-promoting minerals and known around the world as Canada’s Dead Sea, Little Manitou Lake in Saskatchewan is perhaps the province’s best secret. The terminal lake, which means it has no inflow or outflow, is fed by underground springs and has a mineral content high in sodium, magnesium and potassium salts, allowing bathers …

Giethoorn, The Netherlands

The tiny town of Giethoorn in the province of Overijssel in the Netherlands is often called ‘Little Venice.’ Founded in 1230, the village survived by cutting peat, which caused the formation of many ponds and lakes. Giethoorn is a mostly car-free village and it’s known for its boat-filled waterways, footpaths, bicycle trails and centuries-old thatched …