Category Archives: Travel

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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6 Ways to Save on New York City Hot Spots

You can sometimes catch a deal that might surprise you just how cheap it is to get to New York. Download article PDF Published in Flight Network in June 2016 The lacklustre loonie doesn’t mean Canadians have lost their shine for the Big Apple. In fact, it remains one of our favourite getaways. Of the…
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Getting Around Gorgeous Groningen on Two Wheels

Amsterdam may be the most popular tourist draw in the country, but you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you miss out on the charms of Groningen. Download article PDF Published in Forever Young in May 2016 Pedaling along the perfectly paved bicycle paths of Groningen, I am channeling the spirit of my ancestors, specifically…
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Biking, birding, beachcombing and bunkers

Tiny Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog was last part of Europe to be liberated Download article PDF Published in The Hamilton Spectator in April 2016 It's a tiny Dutch island with a very big name - Schiermonnikoog - and a whole lot of history. The smallest of the five inhabited Frisian Islands in the Wadden Sea…
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The Holland I Never Knew

A first-generation Dutch Canadian wrestles with her religious history in the land of her ancestors Download article PDF Published in United Church Observer in March 2016 The most important piece of art from my childhood was an 1866 Dutch print titled De Brede Weg en de Smalle Weg (The Broad and Narrow Way). It hung in…
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