7. Fairmont Algonquin, St. Andrews, N.B.
How does this small Bay of Fundy town — population 1,798 — support the non-stop December festivities hosted by the Fairmont Algonquin? The luxurious Tudor-style hotel known as the "Castle by the Sea" is probably the most festive spot east of Quebec City, and all of the Maritimes seem to know it. There's a glittering Festival of Trees, a gingerbread house competition, carolling, skating, and celebratory meals galore. And outside of the holiday high season, winter guests can book three nights for the price of two (starting at $119 a night).
Chris Golden, a 2014 National Geographic emerging explorer, studies the rich relationship people have with the rain forest in Madagascar and how it aff... More Chris Golden, a 2014 National Geographic emerging explorer, studies the rich relationship people have with the rain forest in Madagascar and how it affects their lives and health. His research into the risks of bush-meat consumption inspired efforts to replace wildlife hunting with chicken husbandry. His team also plans to distribute an ethnomedicine "recipe" book that will preserve vital local knowledge about indigenous plant treatments. Read more about Chris Golden and his work: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140814-emerging-explorer-christopher-golden-madagascar-ecology-epidemiology-ngfood/ The Explorers Project chronicles the work of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers—today's visionaries who are making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet. Learn more at http://nationalgeographic.com/emerging.
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