Life Travel

View from the Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes peninsula, not far from ultra urban Los Angeles. The '60s Batman TV series and some Pirates of the Caribbean scenes were shot in the area. MARK DANIELL/TORONTO SUN

Rethinking the Los Angeles experience

Tell someone you're going to Los Angeles, and it's unlikely the first thing they're going to think is: Wow, what a great place to hike, escape to an island and get in touch with nature.

The Plaza Mayor is home to a variety of restaurants and is host to the Christmas market every December. Amielle Christopherson/ Camrose Canadian/Postmedia Network

Travel: Taking a trip down memory lane in Madrid

In my unfinished office at home there’s a box I dig into every couple of weeks. Stacked inside are postcards, neatly packaged in thin paper bags meant for tourists to recycle after they’ve written their greetings of, “We miss you! Look at what we’ve seen!”, and affixed a postage stamp to the corner before sticking them in the mailbox.

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