Connemara: The Wild Atlantic Way

In lovely Connemara, on the west coast of Ireland, you’ll find the longest “defined” coastal route in the world – clocking in at a whopping 2,000 km in length. On a recent trip I got the scoop on what makes … Continue reading

Hotel X Marks the Spot

Toronto’s latest luxe property, Hotel X, has some of the best views in the city. Invited to a mini, soft opening “staycation,” I was finally able to see inside the building on the Lakeshore that has taken seven years to … Continue reading

Niagara Parkway Culinary Crawl

Boy oh boy were my eyes opened on a recent trip along the Niagara River Corridor, stretching 56 km from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. My memories of Niagara Falls restaurants were redolent with whiffs of bland boil-in-bag chili, greasy … Continue reading

Tea Fit for Royalty

Want to celebrate Meghan and Harry’s nuptials in style this weekend? If you are in Toronto, check out the Omni King Edward Hotel on May 18, 19th and 20th. This is a most fitting place to celebrate since it’s where … Continue reading

Discovering Delicious Rivieria Nayarit

North of Puerto Vallarta is a stretch of Pacific coastline that has yet to be stomped on by tourist hordes. It’s known as Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, and offers 192 miles of sandy beaches framed by the … Continue reading

Why I Liked My Holland America Bahamas Cruise

I am not an expert cruiser, but I have been on a few ships, small and large. My first cruise was to Jamaica on a small and very old ship. It was fun, but rustic. Second was Royal Caribbean’s Allure … Continue reading

Travel Trends for 2018

Global travel started with a bang last year according to Lonely Planet as international tourist arrivals from January to April rose 6% worldwide compared to the same period in 2016. Middle East visits, in particular, rose by as much as … Continue reading

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 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