Category Archives: Travel

Quebec’s Magic Mountain

Mont-Tremblant for skiing? Of course. But here are 11 other ways to keep the kids busy this winter at the Laurentian resort. Click here to read the full article. Published on FamilyFun Canada website. Mont-Tremblant’s history as a ski resort dates back to the American gold prospector Joseph Bondurant Ryan, who was so impressed with the…
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A Perfect Girlfriend Getaway

When my girlfriend Audrey invited me as her guest after winning a radio contest for an all-inclusive all-expenses-paid trip for two to the lavish El Dorado Royale resort on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, I felt like I’d won the jackpot. Download article PDF Published in GirlsGetaway.com in October 2017 Condé Nast Traveller has named it one of the…
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Escape to the promised land

During Black History Month visit the Underground Railroad sites in Buffalo-Niagara used by fugitive slaves Download article PDF Published in Hamilton Spectator in February 2017 She's the most celebrated face of the Underground Railroad - and it's a face destined to become even more famous since the U.S. Treasury announced that Harriet Tubman will replace…
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Prisonland

Three years after shutting down, Canada's oldest and most notorious prison is now a blockbuster tourist attraction. Is it trading on tragedy? Download article PDF Published in United Church Observer in January 2017 The Kingston Penitentiary was home to Canada's toughest criminals for 178 years before the federal government shuttered the maximum-security institution three years…
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A World of Winter Wonders Awaits in Waterloo

You can do it all on an easy-on-the-budget, end-of-year getaway to Ontario's Waterloo region Download article PDF Published in Family Fun Canada in January 2017 No need to book an expensive European vacation this holiday season in order to visit a Victorian castle, ride a steam engine train, shop at an authentic Christkindl German outdoor…
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Underground Railroad history in Buffalo-Niagara

Learn about Underground Railroad history in Buffalo-Niagara during Black History Month Download article PDF Published in Family Fun Canada in January 2017 Do your kids know who Harriet Tubman was? How about Frederick Douglass? Or William Still? These are some of the heroic 'conductors' of the Underground Railroad, the celebrated route to freedom for an…
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Girlfriends visit the grande dames

Buffalo Niagara offers a luxe getaway Download article PDF Published in Visiting Buffalo Niagara in January 2017 With their captivating personalities, regal bearing and rich historical pedigree, Buffalo and Niagara Falls are the grande dames of Western New York State. A mere half hour apart, they offer a double whammy of wining, dining and other…
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Twelve days of Christmas in Waterloo region

One castle, two trains, three plays and several festivals of lights brighten the night Download article PDF Published in The Hamilton Spectator in November 2016 This weekend 1,800 residents will be outnumbered by the thousands of lights that will twinkle in their little town during St. Jacobs Sparkles (until Nov. 20) when Victorian carollers, free…
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Three days on the Cabot Trail

The best parts of this Cape Breton experience are the village stops along the way Download article PDF Published in Forever Young in October 2016 The world famous Cabot Trail is arguably Canada's most beautiful drive - a 298-kilometre smoothly paved scenic roadway that forms a loop around the northern part of Nova Scotia's Cape…
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6 Reasons Kingston Ontario Reigns as Canada’s Top Halloween City

Consider Kingston Canada's Salem. Download article PDF Published in Family Fun Canada in October 2016 With its rich history of haunted happenings, Kingston Ontario, is arguably the spookiest place in the country to celebrate Halloween. From the eerie penitentiary where Canada's worst criminals were housed, to the ancient fortress of Fort Henry where the ghosts…
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