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Marc Atchison is a veteran journalist and a seasoned traveller with more than 20 years of travel writing experience. As the former Travel Editor of the Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper, and now Editor-in-Chief and Senior Writer for TraveLife magazine (Canada) and travelife.ca, Marc has been to over 100 countries in the world. Japan is one of his favorite destinations and he's been there on numerous occasions.
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Abaco club makes you want to smile

Abaco club makes you want to smile

On a recent trip to Bahamas, Marc Atchison is invited to visit the exclusive Abaco Club and comes away with a smile.
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Docking at Bermuda's Historic Dockyards

Docking at Bermuda's Historic Dockyards

SOMERSET, BERMUDA - A "mosquito" is annoying our cab driver as we make our way along the picturesque coastal South Road leading to the historic Royal Navy Dockyards.
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Reaching The Bitter End in Virgin Territory

Reaching The Bitter End in Virgin Territory

VIRGIN GORDA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - We’ve reached the Bitter End on a week-long voyage aboard the luxury yacht Seadream I – the Bitter End Yacht Club, that is.
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Tiny St. John A Refreshing Cruise Stop

Tiny St. John A Refreshing Cruise Stop

A grey sky hangs over our cruise ship when we drop anchor off this Caribbean beauty. But we refuse to let the weather dampen our spirits because we’re eager to explore this island where Christopher Columbus became the first foreign tourist back in 1493 on his second voyage to the New World.
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Snooty St. Barts Worth Missing

Snooty St. Barts Worth Missing

GUSTAVIA, ST. BARTS - Merde! The French expletive jumps out of this Montrealer’s mouth when the snooty shopkeeper on Rue du Bord de Mer looks down his pointy nose and tells me in a smug Parisian accent that “we only accept euros here,” while I (and everyone else on our cruise ship) only have American dollars to spend.
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Looking Inside Old San Juan

Looking Inside Old San Juan

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - It seems visitors only flirt with this Caribbean beauty — no long-term relationships, thank you.
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Grenada's renaissance in full swing

Grenada's renaissance in full swing

ST. GEORGE, GRENADA - Pierce, a hulk of a man from Florida who has come to Grenada to dive in the shipwreck-rich waters off the coast of this lush West Indies’ island, tells us this is the first time he’s been back here since “the mid ’80s.”
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Aruba's Wine is As Sweet As Its Maker

Aruba's Wine is As Sweet As Its Maker

ARUBA – The elderly man with the chiseled face and skin like leather walking towards us doesn’t look like a vintner. But then again, tropical Aruba doesn’t look like a wine growing region, either.
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Aruba is an island of smiles

Aruba is an island of smiles

ARUBA - Ricardo, the man taking me on a driving tour of this lovely Caribbean nation whose motto is “One Happy Island”, is not happy.
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Waterlot is Bermuda's 'Inn' spot

Waterlot is Bermuda's 'Inn' spot

SOUTHAMPTON, BERMUDA - I can get lost in a phone booth. So it came as no surprise that the Waterlot Inn where we had made dinner reservations was no where in sight.
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