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 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