Rain forest tourism awaits on north coast of South America

Max Johnson is founder of the Great Canadian Travel Company (, which specializes in unusual trips. He recently developed a trip offered year-round to Suriname and French Guiana, on the north coast of South America. Johnson, 58, lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Grand Canyon Christmas train prepped

Christmas, anyone? Book a holiday-themed trip aboard the Grand Canyon Railway's Polar Express. Tickets are on sale now for evening or overnight excursions, running Nov. 7 through Jan. 3, out of Williams, Ariz., to a destination dressed like the North Pole. Williams is about 30 miles west of Flagstaff along Interstate 40


In Old Montreal, it all seems to happen on St. Paul Street

St. Paul, the oldest street in one of North America's oldest cities, runs through the heart of Old Montreal. It's barely a mile long, but its first cobblestones predated American democracy, and its restaurants, shops and galleries are tucked into some great old buildings.

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