Loyalist Summer Roadtrip

I am loving my province this summer. Hot, hot hot! I recently got back from a five day road trip that kicked off in Prince Edward County, meandered along the Empire Loyalist Parkway to Kingston and ended in Ottawa. I … Continue reading

Weirdness in Philly

Philadelphia has some of the most amazing and quirky museums. When I lived there, I had ample time to explore and I must say, the Mutter Museum, a medical museum of oddities, was one of my favorite. Old skulls, weird … Continue reading

Me, Ben and Philadelphia

At a recent event promoting Philadelphia, Ben Franklin let me in on a secret! Well, it was news to me. This summer, visitors can take advantage of a great overnight package deal which includes free hotel parking, free bike share … Continue reading

My Swaziland story in Our Canada magazine!

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Blind Love in Quebec

Quebec Tourism has made one of the best promotional videos I’ve seen in a long time. Sweet!

TEA TIME

I love afternoon tea…I love beautiful teacups, dainty sandwiches, and an excuse to get dressed up in vintage-influenced dresses. Just came across this list of hotels around the world that do a good job on the tea front. I would … Continue reading

Sand Hill Cranes

Fabulous shot of Sand Hill Cranes by my friend travel writer/photographer Karin Leperi. This was taken in Bosque del Apache, USA last year. She’s in Nebraska right now getting ready for the Sand Hill Cranes migration stop as they head … Continue reading

Great tips from a fellow travel writer!

Michele Sponagle has some very creative ideas to get you out of all sorts of binds while travelling. Hair shampoo for stain removal…shower caps for wrapping dirty boots…body lotion for shoe shining. Good stuff!!

MEGA RELIGION: Prophets & Demons

When I lived in Accra, I would see church after church. They were along the ‘mega’ style I’ve seen in North America. Large. Some were on main streets, others on dirt roads in back alleys. I’d also see billboards featuring … Continue reading

Fetish Priests, Mermaids and Evangelicals

Cindy, our cleaning woman, became a good friend while I was in Accra. She is 24 and her family is originally from Togo, but she was born in Ghana in the Volta Region. She gave me insight into Ghanaian culture, … Continue reading