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Arty Ann Arbor

This University of Michigan town is a true gem. During the school year the streets bustle with students, but come summer the pace slows. It’s a great time to poke around in galleries, museums and check out artists studios. Here’s … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

Iles de la Madeleine, Lobster Capital of Quebec

I can now tick off a place on my bucket list! Shaped like a fish hook, the Iles de la Madeleine are part of Quebec, but closer to Prince Edward Island. I flew in from Quebec City and it took … Continue reading

Canada’s Most Fab Galleries

AtelierGalerieDanielFroment copy Here’s a list I did for USA Today’s 10Best list on some of Canada’s most fantastic art galleries. We have a lot to choose from, but I think these are the best, most accessible and diverse public offerings … Continue reading

Happy Cheese Trails

My husband Steve calls me a mouse. Why? I love cheese! Oxford County, an hour’s drive west of Toronto is cheese heaven and they even have a designated trail dedicated to this amazing dairy product. Dotted with amazing cheese producers, … Continue reading