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First Impressions and an Overview

My partner in crime Theresa and I went to Ottawa 3 or 4 years ago in the winter to catch Ottawa's famous winter festival "Winterlude". Unfortunately that year the weather was too warm and the weekend was a total wash-out. Even the ice sculp ... Read more

Montreal Travel: 10 Great Places in Old Montreal

Any Montreal travel itinerary should include a visit to Old Montreal, the city’s historic heart.  Montreal is an exciting city in the Canadian province of Quebec and one of Canada’s economic and cultural centres. It impresses the visit ... Read more

Walking through Flesherton, a Nice Country Village

We had really enjoyed our bike ride around Eugenia Lake, but now we were definitely getting hungry. As part of our explorations of Grey County we stopped in for lunch at the Flying Spatula, a country diner on the outskirts of Flesherton. Th ... Read more

Presenting: Barbara Winter!

Well, I am really excited to be able to present to you my first interview: Barbara Winter, best-selling author and creative entrepreneur extraordinaire. I am always fascinated by people who manage to combine their artistic and creative tale ... Read more

La Maison de L’Ile in Hawkesbury and the Old Jail of L’Orignal

My last day in Champlain Township in Eastern Ontario began with a relaxing breakfast at the Abadin Bed and Breakfast. Hosts Shirley and Ed were welcoming their guests with fresh fruit, a freshly made berry smoothie and a nice conversation. ... Read more

New York City Travel: Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Manhattan Bicyc ...

My friend Linda had to leave early in the morning on October 18, 2010, so I was by myself again to explore the city. In the late morning I had planned a visit to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, located in a five-story brick tenement bu ... Read more

Austria Travel: Art Museums in Vienna

For centuries now, Vienna has been known as a prime destination for art, music and culture. The abundance of art museums in Vienna provides travellers with a wealth of art experiences that will satisfy visitors of all ages and tastes. You w ... Read more

13 Insider Tips to Save Money on Travel

If you love travel as much as we do, you like to get away as often as you can to experience the excitement of new places. But there is one major obstacle: money! Travel is not inexpensive, and a passion for foreign adventures can gouge a de ... Read more

Travel Ontario: Breakfast at Clair on the Square and Hiking the Sawmil ...

This sunny Thanksgiving Monday, October 11, 2011, started with gorgeous sunshine again, a perfect beginning to an action-packed day in the picturesque village of Bayfield. Clair, our bed and breakfast hostess from Clair on the Square had al ... Read more

Travel Buenos Aires: Safety in Buenos Aires – Part 1

As a travel writer, photographer and videographer I travel solo a lot. Like all female travellers, I try to be extra careful when I travel to destinations that have a reputation of being somewhat dangerous. Buenos Aires has had an increase ... Read more

New York City: The Lower East Side & Washington Square

On August 27 we drove from Ithaca to New York City, more specifically Queens, to spend 4 days to visit the US Open tennis championship, and the plans on our first day were to explore NYC’s Lower East Side.  We had booked a comfortable ro ... Read more

Mexican Delights at La Iguana & a Peak at the Jazz Festival

The Plateau area is one of the trendiest areas of Montreal, so I decided to explore it a little further after my discoveries of Old Montreal. From my hotel I hopped into the subway at Place d’Armes and took the blue train north to Sherbro ... Read more

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