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  • Documentary looks at the fiery life of Calgary magician Carisa Hendrix

    Documentary looks at the fiery life of Calgary magician Carisa Hendrix

    At the beginning of the documentary Carisa Hendrix: Girl on Fire, the magician and fire-eater tells a frightening tale about a stunt that went disastrously wrong a few years back. The Calgary performer, who broke the Guinness World Record for “longest duration fire-torch teething” in 2012, was trying something new involving a fuel-soaked cotton ball that was to be lit ablaze and popped into her mouth “like popcorn.” […]
  • Calgary chef fuels Survivor contestants

    Calgary chef fuels Survivor contestants

    More than 15 years after it first premièred, Survivor remains one of TV’s most popular reality series. The show — which averages about 12 million viewers weekly and kicks off its new season, Kaoh Rong: Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty, on Feb. 17 — pits 18 scheming, ambitious, partially clothed people against each other for […]
  • Play for free in pricey Puerto Rico

    Play for free in pricey Puerto Rico

    There may have been a time when Puerto Rico was a cheap getaway, but those days are long gone. Puerto Rico is heavily dependent on imported goods and fuel and that's reflected in prices from a taxi ride from the airport to the mojito at your hotel. And it is, after all, the Caribbean, where tourists should expect eye-popping bills in season.
  • Sea turtles create natural spectacle in Baja

    Sea turtles create natural spectacle in Baja

    Far from the bikini-lined beaches and booze-fuelled bars of Cabo San Lucas, I lie elbow deep on the sand of some remote Mexican dunes waiting for the sun to near the horizon, a growing nursery of baby turtles squirming beside me.
  • Paul Theroux returns to his second birthplace

    Paul Theroux returns to his second birthplace

    Soon after graduating from university in 1963, Paul Theroux joined the Peace Corps and went to teach in Malawi. In the intervening 50 years, his life and frequent travels to Africa have fuelled many books, both non-fiction and fiction.
  • Cruise ships to cut sulphur emissions

    Cruise ships to cut sulphur emissions

    Norwegian Cruise Line announced this summer that it will be building two more of the Breakaway Class ships - for the time being dubbed Breakaway Plus. The announcement is fuelling discussion about the new emission controls that will go into effect in 2015 under the North American Emission Control Area standard.
  • 5 free things to do in Fargo, from the movie's wood chipper to the Roger Maris museum

    5 free things to do in Fargo, from the movie's wood chipper to the Roger Maris museum

    FARGO, N.D. - It's a good time to be a North Dakotan. An oil boom in the west has fueled an economic surge, the locals' frugal nature helped to prevent any housing bubble, and the threat of global warming looks like an attractive option for the chilly climate. So why not visit the state's largest city, Fargo? With just over 100,000 people, this city on the eastern edge of the state offers local culture with a good dose of pride and quirkiness. You'll need a car to get around, but let's face it: If you're in Fargo, you probably drove here.
  • More tourists warm to Colombia's diverse attractions

    More tourists warm to Colombia's diverse attractions

    Leaving behind a reputation for drug-fuelled violence, cities like Cartagena and Bogota offer more than just sun and beaches.
  • Navigating Europe by car not as tricky as it might seem

    Navigating Europe by car not as tricky as it might seem

    There's plenty to know before you drive a car in Europe, where road signs, fuel names, and hidden traffic cameras can be intimidating to tourists. But driving in Europe is really only a problem for those who make it one.
  • Magazine will fuel your ever expanding bucket list

    Magazine will fuel your ever expanding bucket list

    You can have your bucket list significantly inflated with National Geographic's special issue, 50 of the World's Last Great Places.

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