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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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Spain's Tapas Bars are Easy to Digest

Spain's Tapas Bars are Easy to Digest

BARCELONA - It was 9 p.m. and my growling stomach was getting angry. It had been nearly eight hours since my last meal.
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Close encounters in Edinburgh

Close encounters in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH - This is a city where “close” encounters happen every few minutes when you walk around the historic streets of its Old Town.
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Scotland is a golfer's Mecca

Scotland is a golfer's Mecca

ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - The great Bobby Jones once said: "A golfer can not be considered a true champion unless he has won at St. Andrews."And all the greats have won here - Jones, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, who was crowned Open Champion for the second time at St. Andrews last July.So, as you can imagine, my legs shook, my hands trembled and my heart almost jumped out of my chest with excitement when it came time for me to stand on St. Andrews' immorta...
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Glasgow is a City Worth Seeing

Glasgow is a City Worth Seeing

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - This is a city that doesn’t get as much attention as Scotland’s capital Edinburgh and Glaswegians are quick to point that out to visitors.
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18 reasons why St. Andrews is not just golf

18 reasons why St. Andrews is not just golf

ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - Most people are attracted to this ancient city for one reason - golf. But there are at least 18 other reasons why people should come to St. Andrews ...
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Eisenhower's Castle is fit for a king

Eisenhower's Castle is fit for a king

MAYBOLE, SCOTLAND - Balmoral Castle. Edinburgh Castle. They are the names most people recognize when it comes to Scottish castles.
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Drinking Scotland's 'Water of Life'

Drinking Scotland's 'Water of Life'

EDINBURGH - To come to Scotland and not sample the whisky is like going to England and not having tea.
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Catalan cooking lessons are food for thought

Catalan cooking lessons are food for thought

BARCELONA - Food is a main ingredient in the Catalan culture and the region’s unique cuisine is one of the big reasons tourists find Barcelona so appetizing.
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You'll leave your heart in Lisbon

You'll leave your heart in Lisbon

LISBON - Johanna, the pencil-thin server, delivered pillows of pasta floating in a delicate rosé sauce to our alfresco and ordered us to “enjoy.”
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Sintra Truly is Portugal's Glorious Eden

Sintra Truly is Portugal's Glorious Eden

SINTRA, PORTUGAL - The two horses pulling our carriage bolted after being frightened by the 100-plus horsepower car whose driver decided to serenade them with his horn.
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