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 …

San Carlos – Costa Rica

San Carlos is the 10th canton in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. The capital city of the canton is Ciudad Quesada, which is also known as San Carlos. San Carlos is the home of Arenal Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The canton’s principal economic activities include oranges, yuca, …

Trondheim – Norway

Trondheim is a city in the middle of Norway. It is the third largest city in the country. The settlement was founded in 997 and was the capital of Norway during the Viking Age until 1217. The city is dominated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTHU), SINTEF, St. Olavs University Hospital and Nidaros Cathedral. In the photo is the tower …

Province of Guanacaste — Costa Rica

Guanacaste borders Nicaragua, and is located in the northwestern part of Costa Rica along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Guanacaste’s economic and cultural heritage is based on cattle ranching. For the past two decades tourism has grown due to the beautiful beaches and the sunny dry season that coincides with the winter months in northern …