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Relaxation Nation

VALE DO LOBO, PORTUGAL | I am lost again, and I’m starting to get hot. Hot as in steaming mad, because I don’t see any street signs on the roads in this bustling coastal town on Portugal’s Algarve Coast. Nor can I find any numbers on the buildings that line…

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Golf's Museum

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | I’m a history buff, which means I try to devote prodigious portions of my travel time visiting ruins and museums. Even on golf trips. And I almost always balance the hours I spend on courses with stops at local places of interest, to feed my cultural appetite…

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Home Away From Home

INVERNESS, NOVA SCOTIA | Cabot Links is only one golf course, mind you, and a golf course still under construction. But the Cape Breton layout is soon coming on-line, with 10 holes opening on Canada Day (July 1) and the rest by next spring. And when that happens, the track,…

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Beautiful Bermuda

TUCKER’S TOWN, BERMUDA | Bermuda may be a small nation, a fishhook-shaped collection of islands only 21 square miles in size with a population of just 70,000 people. But more than a dozen visits have shown me there is a lot to love about that retreat just 600 miles off…

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Golf In ‘The City’

SAN FRANCISCO | It is perhaps the most democratic golf championship in the country. The roster of winners includes two major champions, a police officer, a national amateur champion, a firefighter, a baggage handler and a 14-year-old ninth-grader. It is a tournament that insists that competitors play the ball as…