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Been There, Do This: Whale Museum in La Paz, Mexico

Been There, Do This: Whale Museum in La Paz, Mexico

The crystal-clear water off the coast of La Paz, Mexico, is home to a thriving ecosystem. To better learn about the healthy population of gray and blue whales, sea lions, whale sharks, sea turtles and other marine life that live off the coast of the Baja Peninsula, visitors to Mexico should carve some time out for a trip to the city’s brand-new whale museum.

Been There, Do This: Russian Tea Time in Chicago

Been There, Do This: Russian Tea Time in Chicago

When it comes to culinary delights, Chicago has no shortage for hungry foodies. Perhaps most famously, the Windy City spawned America’s love for gooey deep-dish pizza and piled-high “Chicago Way” hot dogs that drip with electric-green relish and tangy yellow mustard (best enjoyed during a Cubs game at Wrigley Field).

Been There, Do This: Negombo Fish Market in Sri Lanka

Been There, Do This: Negombo Fish Market in Sri Lanka

I had only been in Sri Lanka for an hour, but I was already experiencing sensory overload. Although the pungent smell of just-caught fish mixed with the taste of a salty-sea breeze had me resisting the urge to pinch my nose, my eyes widened, hungrily taking in the scene unfolding around me.

Been There, Do This: Sahra Spa & Hammam at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Been There, Do This: Sahra Spa & Hammam at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

From corporate travelers to casino-goers, Las Vegas certainly boasts a diverse clientele. And in between all the business and booze, it can be difficult for clients to carve out time for wellness. But at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel, guests can escape the hustle and bustle of Sin City by booking a unique spa treatment at the on-site Sahra Spa & Hammam.

Been There, Do This: Igloofest Music Festival in Montreal

Been There, Do This: Igloofest Music Festival in Montreal

Vacation can’t always be 75 degrees and sunny. When I found myself exploring in Montreal in early February, for instance, winter had reared its ugly head, leaving me to shuffle from place to place with my hands thrust into pockets and my hat lowered to just above my eyes.

Been There, Do This: Broken Spoke Dance Hall in Austin, Texas

Been There, Do This: Broken Spoke Dance Hall in Austin, Texas

For an authentic take on the Texas two-step, head over to Broken Spoke in Austin, Texas. Austin may be a bustling capital city, but after setting foot in Broken Spoke, which is known to locals as the last true dance hall in the Lone Star State, I couldn’t help but feel as if I was transported back to the days of the wild, Wild West.