Category Archives: Travel

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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Stories on the skin: ROM tattoo exhibit leaves its mark

The exhibit tells the story of the 5,000 year-old history of tattoos across continents and cultures Download article PDF Published in Family Fun Canada in July 2016 Kids may be out of the classroom but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fascinating lessons to be learned during the summer months. For example, they can…
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We’ll take Manhattan

If you’ve always thought NYC was too grown up a place to bring the kids, think again. Download article PDF Published in Parents Canada in July 2016 As a young girl growing up in small town Ontario in the 1970s, I dreamed of moving to New York City, becoming a writer and immersing myself in…
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Take a seat at the theatre

Pick a play (there are 23) and enjoy everything these festival towns have to offer. Download article PDF Published in Forever Young in July 2016 Trying to decide whether to head to the Stratford Festival or the Shaw Festival this season? If that is indeed the question, the answer is easy: get to both. North…
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7 Stops in 12 Hours in Old Town Scottsdale

A definite Old West vibe prevails in the pedestrian-friendly Old Town district Download article PDF Published in Flight Network in June 2016 The modern marvel of residential air conditioning transformed the arid desert landscape of Scottsdale, Arizona, into a pleasure-seeker’s paradise of pools, spas and golf courses beginning in the mid-50s. Today, luxury resorts outnumber…
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