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Millennia before smartphones captured history's significant moments, artists across cultures were depicting occasions in tapestries, paintings and sculpture. Today the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Ontario, whose mandate is connecting cultures through the arts, houses more than 1,000 years of artistic accomplishments in its permanent collection. Visitors explore painted manuscripts, metalwork as well as scientific instruments, which showcase the breadth of Muslim civilizations from the Iberian Peninsula to China.

Every autumn, monarch butterflies begin their annual 3,000-mile migration from the forests of the United States and Canada to the mountains of Mexico. There they group by the millions, so the landscape flickers like embers and tree branches sag from the weight.

Midtown Sacramento, a two-square-mile district east of downtown, is the cultural hub of this California city, home to a diverse array of businesses that share real estate with an eclectic mix of housing.

It's been more than two years since the Sabino's whistle has been heard along the Mystic River in Connecticut at Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea. Now, after a $1 million restoration, she's back.

Most every community out there has something new, something different, something out of the ordinary that will catch the eye of planners. For communities, that can make it hard to stand out in a marketplace that's filled with possibilities.

So, what makes Dubuque, Iowa, stand apart?

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Tale of a New Tourism Town

Could any small town in the world fathom receiving 1 million visitors in 40 days? It is not a dream, but a reality for Danzhai Wanda Town in China.

The Brain, Heart and Courage of ‘Wicked’

Since its premier in 2003, Wicked has garnered worldwide attention and accolades for its storyline, music, set and costume design.

"It's a great show. The music is fun. It's got a lot of spectacle. So many of us grew up watching The Wizard of Oz, and Wicked is very clever. People enjoy watching a take on a story they thought they knew so well," said Susan Sampliner, Company Manager of Wicked.

What's on the Horizon? Generation Z Travel Trends

Millennials better make some room in that plane, train or automobile: Generation Z is beginning to enter the travel scene. Consisting of people born in the late 1990s to 2010s, they have grown up in a connected and instantaneous environment. They're adaptive and technologically savvy global citizens with aspirations to change the world.

And they want to see the world, too.