Andrea Miller

Author Bio:

Andrea Miller’s first job out of high school was being an au pair in Paris. Later she went on to teach English as a second language to children and adults in Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Canada. These days Miller is an editor at Lion’s Roar magazine and the author of two picture books: My First Book of Canadian Birds (Nimbus Publishing) and The Day the Buddha Woke Up (Wisdom Publications). You can follow her on Twitter at @AndreaMillerSun


Posts by Andrea Miller:

In Flight Meals Are Elevated as Daniel Vézina’s Cooking Goes Up

Posted on: November 26, 2018

My perception of airplane food is that it is spongy and odd, flavourless or badly flavoured. So, I never thought I’d say this, but I really enjoyed the meal I recently had on a plane. For the main course, Air Transat dished up turkey with cranberry sauce and butternut squash
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Living the Dream at Jamaica’s Bluefields Bay Villas

Posted on: November 8, 2018

With two toddlers and a full-time job, I frequently feel like my days (and nights) are an endurance test. Sometimes—like when I’m changing the diaper of one squirming child as the other is getting into my makeup and our dinner is in danger of burning—I fantasise about a world in
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Ghostly Thrills Await at the Rose Hall Great House Tour

Posted on: October 12, 2018

Today, the grounds of the former Rose Hall plantation, a seaside stretch of land on the outskirts of Montego Bay, boasts world-class golf courses and five-star resorts. Yet if there is anywhere in Jamaica that’s still haunted by the ghosts of its past, it is here. The Rose Hall Great
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S is for Sesame Street at Beaches Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Posted on: September 28, 2018

Some people go for the weed, while others go for the jerk chicken, the beach, or the reggae. Those, I’m sure, are all excellent reasons for going to Jamaica, but one of my top reasons is the Cookie Monster. After all, as a mom, there’s nothing quite like seeing my
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The Rivers Run Through Jamaica: 4 Watery Routes for Adventure

Posted on: August 13, 2018

When I was trying to get pregnant, I put off going to Jamaica, because Island Routes Caribbean Adventures does not recommend river tubing if you’re expecting. That’s how keen I was for tubing the White River; I was planning my whole trip around it. Needless to say, this year, when
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Eat Jamaica – 5 Jamaican Foods You Won’t Want to Skip!

Posted on: July 6, 2018

When you sit down to dinner in Jamaica, you get an authentic taste of the island—its tropical geography, its varied history, and its contemporary cultural currents. Some of Jamaica’s foods are perfect for the whole family, while others are for mum and dad only. Here is a Jamaican journey through
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Latte, Cappuccino or Cuppa? Fill Your Cup at One of These Halifax Cafes!

Posted on: March 14, 2018

After I had my first baby, I felt self-conscious about nursing in public, but I wanted to get used to it. “Go to Local Jo Café & Market”, my doula told me, because, in Halifax, “it’s the café that embraces family like no other.” Cafes that make you feel comfortable,
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Meals From Around the World at Home: Spanish Food with Kids

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Tortilla española and gazpacho are two of Spain’s most iconic dishes. Tortilla Cake When I took a school trip to Spain in grade twelve, I kept seeing tortilla on menus. The only tortilla I knew was the Mexican flatbread, so I assumed the Spanish restaurateurs were borrowing from Mexico. They
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Meals From Around the World at Home: Korean Food with Kids

Posted on: January 11, 2018

Before having a family, travelling was completely different. Once upon a time, when I was totally unencumbered, I wanted to move to one of two countries: either Peru to learn Spanish or Korea to make a tidy sum of money. I went to a bookstore to check out the guidebooks,
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Meals From Around the World at Home: Mexican With Kids

Posted on: December 13, 2017

I can’t swing a family trip to some far-flung destination every day, but I can make teaching my kids about cultures around the world a daily event. My husband is from Mexico, so we have a vested interest in teaching our kids about that particular country, and one of our
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