5. DesBarres Manor Inn, Guysborough, N.S.
Sometimes it pays to be an early bird. Arrive on Feb. 14 and you can sample this upscale seaside inn's "Winter Romance Getaway Package" (from $159 a person), which includes wine and cheese, a full breakfast, and a five-course tasting dinner. Arrive three days earlier, however, and you can catch the "Nova Scotia Icewine Festival Dinner & Getaway," which pairs some sweet beverages from the tail end of the province's annual icewine extravaganza with the aforementioned meal — likely with some live local entertainment (pictured) on hand — for just $10 more.
In the summer, southeastern Alaska's waters teem with humpback whales that have migrated north to feed on herring and other fish. One of their most fas... More In the summer, southeastern Alaska's waters teem with humpback whales that have migrated north to feed on herring and other fish. One of their most fascinating behaviors is bubble-net feeding, a complex and coordinated tactic for capturing many fish at once. Andy Szabo, director of the Alaska Whale Foundation, and naturalist Steve Maclean explain the phenomenon while aboard the National Geographic fleet on a recent voyage to Alaska's Inside Passage. Learn more about the expedition to Alaska's Inside Passage: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/alaska-cruise/detail?utm_source=NGdotcom-Video&utm_medium=link&utm_content=20140619_LEX_Video_BubbleNet_AlaskaInsidePassage&utm_campaign=NGdotcom Click to see more video highlights from the National Geographic - Lindblad fleet of expedition ships traveling around the globe: video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ngexpeditions/
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