Category Archives: Travel

Postcard Perfect

Nine cool things to do in Canada's hottest city Click here to read the full article B.C.'s capital city, Victoria, long touted as a prime spot for "newlyweds, nearly-deads and flower beds," is attracting Canadians of all ages, thanks in part to a booming tech sector that's drawing young people and a year-round mild coastal…
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Beyond the Boardwalk

More than one million Canadians travel to Myrtle Beach every year in search of sunshine, surfs, shopping and the sweet feel of swinging a golf club on one of its celebrity-designed courses. Click here to read the full article Not too many come to look at gardens and art. That’s because most tourists aren’t aware the area boasts one of the top horticultural attractions…
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Reviving Romance

After 30 years of marriage, my husband and I can’t be the only couple who don’t get too excited about Valentine’s Day. It’s not all champagne and chocolates anymore. (Green smoothies and hemp seed energy balls are more like it). Click here to read the full article Truth is, sometimes we don’t even bother with…
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Return to Walden Pond

The plan for my visit to Walden Pond in Concord, Mass., is to plunge into its deep, still waters. Simply dipping a toe in won’t do — my secular baptism will require a full immersion in one of America’s most iconic ponds, made famous by writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, who experienced a spiritual…
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6 Ways to Chill in Winnipeg

Winnipeg has often been relegated to middle child status in the great Canadian landscape. Not only is it literally the longitudinal middle of the country, it’s been overlooked in favour of its more flashy urban siblings. Click here to read the full article Published in Travellife Winter 2017/18 edition. Now it's payback time Manitoba’s capital has recently been…
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Making Waves at Walden

It's arguably one of the most famous ponds in the world. Almost 65 acres wide and 103 feet deep, Walden Pond was immortalized by the writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau who regularly boated and bathed here, walking its 1.7-mile perimeter while playing a wooden flute and paying close attention to nature. Click here to…
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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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