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Foodie Tampa

Here’s a link to a wonderful new hospitality site called AmberSpire and the story I wrote for them on the yummy gourmet offerings in Tampa, Florida! http://amberspire.com/savoring-flavors-tampa/

Livi laBomake – Women’s Voices: A Yebo ArtReach Project in Swaziland

Yesterday I took a kombi to Swaziland National Museum in Lobamba to see the Women’s Voices exhibit. Organized by Aleta Armstrong, owner of Yebo Gallery, the exhibit was a combination of creativity and community women’s voices. “I invited rural women … Continue reading

Wonderful Wendake: First Nations Getaway Outside Quebec City

Boutique hotel complete with fluffy beaver pillows and wood burning fireplace, or chilly outdoor longhouse? Hummm. Well, I had to go out and have a look. In fact, while I was at the Hotel Musée Premieres Nations in Wendake I … Continue reading

Quebec City Winter Carnival Says to “Bring It!” to Polar Vortex

I love going to Quebec City in February. While mountains of snow and polar temperatures turn Ontarians into cringing shut-ins, Quebecers head boldly outdoors. Traffic is barely affected in blowing snow conditions, all night dance parties take place in sub-zero … Continue reading

Toronto's Lucy Izon shared a wealth of Twitter information in Sarasota.

Lucy Izon’s Twitter Tips

Lucy Izon, whose CanadaCool website is the coolest, is a Twitter goddess and a few of us at the SATW Canadian Chapter meeting in Sarasota were privileged to have her share some of her immense knowledge. Of course, we had … Continue reading

Social Media Tips for Bloggers

Heather Greenwood Davis, the award-winning blogger behind Globetrotting Mama gave the SATW Canadian Chapter members meeting in Sarasota many useful tips about utilizing social media. Heather traveled around the world with her husband and two children and became an online … Continue reading

Action Steps to Build Your Brand

At a recent SATW Canadian Chapter meeting in Sarasota, I attended a number of professional development seminars that were excellent and helpful for any self-employed person. Following are points gleaned from a presentation by Marjorie A. Floyd of Strategic Marketing … Continue reading

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Feeling Like a Princess in Prince Edward County

It’s been more than 20 years since I visited Prince Edward County (PEC), and it has changed immensely. On a recent trip I visited vineyards and sampled superb pinot noirs, effervescent sparkling wines, and some luscious cabernet francs. Who knew … Continue reading

Surprising Sarasota

Culture, history, old masters and circus people. Just what you’d expect in the sunshine state…what? Did I mention I just got back from Sarasota, Florida? Considered one of the best art towns in America, Sarasota is perched on the Gulf … Continue reading

Strewn also has an excellent restaurant and cooking school.

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Taste the Season Wineries

In November, with winter in the air, my husband Steve and I ventured to Niagara-on-the-Lake for a little wine and food pairing. We had bought the Taste the Season touring pass for around $45 and were determined to visit as … Continue reading