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Ontario Travel: A Hike in Bayfield & Lunch at the Black Dog Pub

This sunny Thanksgiving Monday, October 10, 2011, started with gorgeous sunshine again, a perfect beginning to an action-packed day in the picturesque village of Bayfield. After a healthy fruit salad, some home-made scones and our filling b ... Read more

Canada Olympic Park

Our 4-hour whirlwind tour provided by our local expert Jocelyne Morrison from Time Out for Touring took us into Alberta’s second most visited attraction outside of the Rockies: Canada Olympic Park, visited every year by more than 1.3 mill ... Read more

A Walking Tour of Tlaquepaque with a Tourist Police Officer

My second last day at the Guadalajara Language Centre had begun. During my two hours of instruction we had a great discussion about cultural differences between the United States (or Canada) and Mexico. As we were all at an intermediate or ... Read more

Polynesia: Fiji, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Samoa – Island Paradises on Earth

Polynesia is a group of islands located in the Pacific Ocean. Geographically, the Polynesian Islands include American Samoa, Cook Island, Easter island, French Polynesia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Norfolk, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Rotuma and many m ... Read more

Ontario Travel: A Visit to Goderich and a Huron County Drive

The second last stop on our discoveries of Ontario’s West Coast on October 11, 2011 was Goderich, with about 8000 people the largest town in the area. Goderich has long had the nickname “Canada’s prettiest town”, which was supposedl ... Read more

A Walking Tour Through Brush Park & Dinner at the Ren Cen

After having learned so much about architecture during my morning walking tour of downtown Detroit, we embarked on another urban discovery: a walking tour through Brush Park, one of Detroit’s historic residential areas with a location ver ... Read more

Presenting: The Green Eggplant – Healthy, Creative and Plentiful Cui ...

After two fascinating interviews, one with Lido Chilelli, the creator of the Toronto Beaches International Jazz Festival, and Bill Libbus, who had given me an insider tour of the historic Fire Station 227 on Queen Street, it was definitely ... Read more

A Driving Tour of Lake Chapala: Mexcala Island, Chapala Town, Ajijic

I had enjoyed my personal tour through “El Centro Cultural El Refugio” in Tlaquepaque and gotten good insight into the historical and artistic highlights of this Guadalajara neighbourhood. Now it was 3:30 pm and it was time for an out-o ... Read more

Ottawa Travel - The Auberge King Edward

After an enjoyable day of explorations with my friends Mony and Alberto on January 20, 2012, two friends from work were arriving at the train station to join me for a couple of exciting days of Ottawa travel adventures. I picked Vanessa and ... Read more

Orlando - Off the Beaten Path

One of my husband's favourite places is Florida, since he is an avid golfer and likes to get away from the cold Canadian winter for his birthday in early December. For a while now we had planned to visit Orlando, but neither one of us are ... Read more

An Evening in Old Town Vienna with a Visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedra ...

It was getting late as we arrived back in Vienna in our speed boat after our excursion to Bratislava. We took the subway into the First District again and walked through some of the narrow streets in the old part of town. We passed by the f ... Read more

Discovering Canada with Via Rail

When it comes to long distance travel, people tend to think of air transportation first. However, train travel can be a nice option that should not be overlooked, even in a huge country like Canada. Montreal-based Via Rail offers terrific o ... Read more

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