GLOBAL NEIGHBORHOOD DESCRIPTIONS
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Kerry County, Ireland, Dingle Peninsula
National Geographic dubbed remote Dingle Peninsula of southwest Ireland, magic land of Corca Dhuibhne sea-cliff walks and sand beaches, as “the most beautiful place on earth.” 2,000 archaeological sites tell the story of 6,000 years, and Mount Brandon beckons to walkers. Ballyferriter Village pubs and markets brim with traditional Gaelic language. Visitors glimpse whales and dolphins on ferry rides to mysterious Blasket Island.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia—Monireth Boulevard Riverside
Palm tree-strewn promenades stretch along the Tonle Sap River of French-built tropic city of Phnom Penh, once coined the “Pearl of Asia.” The Royal Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha open their treasures to guests. Visitors maneuver monkeys to browse wares in Art Deco domed Central Market. The climate is sublime from November to February, when travelers can sample street fare of grilled silkworms and savor open-air bistro Indochina cuisine.
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Big White
East of Vancouver and northwest of Kelowna is the Canadian ski haven of Big White, awarded as one of the top 5 family ski resorts in the world. Experienced guides lead cross-country explorations of the mountain, and helicopter tours stun with sky-high views. Spring visitors flock to the popular annual film and photography contest, while summer guests hit the mountain bike trails and taste-test at wineries.
Phuket – Phangnga, Thailand – Nai Yang Beach -- Kata Beach
Located in protected Sirinath National Marine Park, beaches of northwest Phuket Island are listed among the top 10 scuba diving destinations in the world. Visitors ride elephants into the surf, and cheer the springtime Sea Turtle Release Festival of Nai Yang. Day journeys to the jewel-colored waters of Coral Island are a snorkeler’s dream, while seafarers paddle canoe tours around landmark James Bond Island.