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T.O. History Revisited - Toronto's St. James Cathedral

By Bruce Bell Bruce Bell is the history columnist for the Bulletin, Canada’s largest community newspaper. He sits on the board of the Town of York Historical Society and is the author of two books ‘Amazing Tales of St. Lawrence Neighbo ... Read more

New York City Travel: Times Square, Broadway, Grand Central Terminal a ...

New York City is always one of my favourite city destinations. I had visited the Big Apple a few times before, but always for an extremely short period of time, and I really wanted to get to know this fascinating metropolis a little better. ... Read more

Presenting: Ingrid Folkers and Her Inspiring Story of the Camino de Sa ...

Ingrid Folkers and I connected via Facebook some time ago and we realized we that we both share the same birth country – Austria – and both of us have been living in or close to Toronto for many years. Last year I also found out that sh ... Read more

The Toronto International Dragonboat Festival 2006

One of my favourite spots in Toronto is the Toronto Islands, that lovely patch of land right in front of downtown Toronto, separated by just a sliver of water. So close, yet so far from the city's hustle and bustle. One of the biggest event ... Read more

Servas Fosters Peace through Intercultural Exchange

How to become a concerned traveler,not just a tourist..Servas travelers are warmly welcomed in more than 15,000 homes throughout the world.You know by now that one of my underlying goals for this web site is to encourage intercultur ... Read more

The Canadian Canoe Museum & a trip to the Otonabee River

After the excitement of having passed over the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock, I now wanted to explore another one of Peterborough’s landmark sites: the Canadian Canoe Museum. What originally started as a private collection of cano ... Read more

Austria 2011: Great Easter Meals, Exploring Austrian Castles & an Excu ...

After 2 amazing weeks in Spain I had finally reached my home country, Austria. On Easter Monday, April 25, 2011 my brother and sister-in-law took me on a morning walk of my home town of Weiz, a small town in the eastern part of Austrian pro ... Read more

Two Historic Train Stations, the Portobello Market, Notting Hill and L ...

Finally I had succeeded in getting to London after my one day delay in Salzburg. I had spent about a week in Austria and was scheduled to fly to London during the late evening of May 8, but when I arrived at the airport I was told that my f ... Read more

Presenting: Michelle Gebhart – a true Renaissance Woman: From Army B ...

My Celebrate Toronto article series is starting with the Beach, one of Toronto’s coolest neighbourhoods. Not only does the Beach offer a resort like feel and sports opportunities akin to Southern California ocean front communities, it is ... Read more

Casa Loma and Sir Henry Pellatt - Fascinating Toronto History

As part of my “Celebrate Toronto” article series I have set out with a goal of making one of the most complete discoveries of this city, focussing on the people and places of Toronto. One place cannot possibly be missing in this series: ... Read more

Great Snowbird Destinations in the Eastern United States

When you are a Canadian of a certain age, or a resident of the US Northeast, Midwest or Pacific Northwest, you have probably experienced record-setting snowfalls and cold spells over the last few years. As you were shivering you were probab ... Read more

The Six Knows of Preparing to Travel

"Vacation" is a magic word.Use it in a conversation and people are likely to momentarily spirit off to their private bit of paradise; disappear to somewhere that exists between fantasy and the world-as-we-know-it.But even Harry Potter puts ... Read more

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