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Why Canada? | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Why Canada? | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Let’s ignore the fact that much of Canada is gorgeous, uninhabited wilderness, home to friendly people and loads of things to do on a family vacation or adventure-seeking getaway. The place is just plain convenient, with landscape, charm, language, and quirkiness befitting a foreign country right in our backyard. And right now is an excellent time to plan a vacation to our northern neighbor.

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Festiva Sailing Vacations | St. Maarten | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Festiva Sailing Vacations | St. Maarten | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Spend seven nights on a luxury Lagoon 440 catamaran exploring St. Maarten, the smallest island shared by two nations. (The Dutch and the French.) Fly into the Dutch side and take a short ride to the marina. You’ll be on your catamaran for dinner and drinks by 5 o’clock, ready to start your sailing adventure around the European capital of the Caribbean.

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Panorama, British Columbia | RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 13 | Canada

Panorama, British Columbia | RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 13 | Canada

It’s not a short drive to Panorama, but it’s a beautiful one. And once you arrive, park your car for the week and forget about it. This resort offers ski in and ski out access, meaning you can ski right up to your accommodations, a luxury that means true relaxation after an exhilarating day on the slopes. And at Panorama, they’ve got 4,000 vertical feet of fall line skiing in the pristine Purcell Mountains, with 3,000 acres of terrain ranging from backcountry powder bowls, to corduroy cruisers, to family friendly zones.

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National Parks | Destination Exclusives | RTX Traveler Issue 13

National Parks | Destination Exclusives | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Writer and historian Wallace Stegner famously called the country’s national parks “The best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.” Let’s take a look at some dynamite national parks close to RTX destinations.

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Chattanooga, TN | Weekend Getaway | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Chattanooga, TN | Weekend Getaway | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Chattanooga claims it has the fastest public internet service in the western hemisphere in its community-owned fiber network, but you might want to slow things down and enjoy the scenery in this progressive, outdoor city nestled in southeast Tennessee. The Scenic City, as it’s called, is ringed by mountains and ridges and has gained a reputation as an outdoor lover’s paradise.

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Warmer Winter Fun | Destination Exclusives | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Warmer Winter Fun | Destination Exclusives | RTX Traveler Issue 13

It’s cold out. You’ve just dug out your car for the third time this week, and your heating bill this month might need to be sent to an accountant for calculation. It’s time to get away to somewhere warm. Luckily, we’ve got just the ticket for when you’re in the mood to defrost and have some fun. Here are four southern destinations guaranteed to warm you up and get you through the chilly winter.

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Nainaimo Bars | Recipe | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Nainaimo Bars | Recipe | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Much conjecture has been raised on the actual origin of the Nanaimo Bar recipe. The famous no-bake dessert definitely came from the west coast town of Nanaimo, British Columbia, but it’s not clear who exactly invented it. In 1986, Nanaimo Mayor Graeme Roberts, in conjunction with Harbour Park Mall, initiated a contest to find the ultimate Nanaimo Bar recipe. During the month long contest, nearly 100 different variations of the famous Canadian confection were submitted. Here, straight from the city of Nanaimo, is Joyce Hardcastle’s winning recipe:

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Beyond the Slopes | Destination Exclusive | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Beyond the Slopes | Destination Exclusive | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Ski vacations take place in breathtaking destinations. There are mountain peaks, endless winter wilderness, and fresh snow. These are perfect settings for enjoying the outdoors, even if you aren’t a skier. Here are four RTX destinations where you can still enjoy the winter wonderland when not strapping into the ski boots.

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Apres Ski for Everyone | Destination Exclusives | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Apres Ski for Everyone | Destination Exclusives | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Apres ski- it’s the French tradition of going out and socializing after an energizing day on the slopes. Kick back, relax, grab a cocktail and a slice of pizza, and weave tales of your awesome powder day. Here are four of the best apres scenes in the country for having fun at altitude.

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Health Hints | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Health Hints | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Our Canada issue has some amazing destinations with world class mountain vistas, powder skiing, and hiking. But if you’re not acclimated to it, the altitude at some of these places can really surprise you and take the wind out of your sails during your vacation.

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