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Cuba Open for Business

Of all the Caribbean islands, Cuba has to be one of the most popular for Canadians. On a recent trip, post Hurrican Irma, I learned how the clean-up efforts are going. I also learned that 75 per cent of the … Continue reading

World’s Best Beaches

Here’s a list for those of you thinking about warm climes as the temperature drops. It was put together by Flight Network with input from around 600 travel journalists, myself included. The World’s 50 Best Beaches© Welcome to the most … Continue reading

World’s Safest and Most Dangerous Destinations

I just came across this summary from backgroundchecks.org. I think there’s some really good info here. Of course I could add my own two cents. For example, I just got back from Cuba and found it extremely safe. Poor, yes, … Continue reading

GERMS! Tips to Avoid Getting Sick While Travelling

From The Costoco Connection Public Bathrooms Studies show that the toilet seat is often the cleanest surface in the washroom. Primary offender is the floor, along with the tops and sides of stall doors. Jet dryers are bigger germ spreaders … Continue reading

Rediscovering Buffalo

Buffalo is a short, 1.5-hour drive from Toronto (when the border gods are in your favour), so the hubby and I decided to go to the city his father often shuffled off to in glory years bygone. The City of … Continue reading

Meet You in Toronto’s Junction District

On a recent, bright fall day I joined fellow members of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) on an invigorating and enlightening day tour of Toronto’s Junction district in the west end where I got lots of gift ideas … Continue reading

Very Delicious Vancouver

It’s been a few years since I visited Vancouver and it really is a gorgeous place. And delicious. I ate, drank, cycled, swam (in the hotel pool) and ate some more. Cafe Medina, with a Mediterranean feel, was my favorite … Continue reading

Enjoying the Seafood Diet on Iles de la Madeleine

At the start of the summer I had the pleasure to go to a collection of islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and I blogged about it here. In August, my story on the Iles de la Madeleine ran … Continue reading

10 Common Turtle Myths

This is a little outside my usual travel related postings, but I love animals and these turtle tips are really important. Just wanted to share some tips from American Tortoise Rescue. Myth 1: Turtles are easy to care for – … Continue reading

Grand River “Champion of Champions” PowWow

I love a pow wow and the Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow is one of the best. Held the fourth weekend of July outside of Brantford, Ont., at the Chiefswood Tent & Trailer Park on Six Nations land, … Continue reading