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Tasty Time Travel: Food History at Canada’s Historic Sites

Posted on: September 9, 2019

Children sat quietly around a harvest table eating with their family and talking about what farm chores needed to be done for the day. This French family was dining as if in the 1700s at New Brunswick’s Acadian Village. A little boy, visiting with his family stood around the outside
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Savour a Summer Day in Stratford, Ontario

Posted on: August 2, 2019

You might think Stratford is all Shakespeare and theatre fans – and you’re not far off, it is a wonderfully arts-driven town with high calibre productions – but its appeal goes far beyond that, even. Stratford has so much more to offer than just the theatre. It’s worth at least
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Reykjavik, A Remote, Rugged and Unexpected Foodie Scene

Posted on: July 26, 2019

Before I visited Iceland, people warned me that food and drinks were expensive in the secluded island country of fire and ice. Since this was a trip on my bucket list, I decided I wouldn’t let that stop me from enjoying everything this remote island nation had to offer.  To
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A Canadian Kid’s First trip to Ottawa

Posted on: June 26, 2019

When my oldest son was three years old, one of his favourite books was a simple alphabet book illustrated with Canadian words and imagery. After hundreds of readings, “O is for Ottawa” is now ingrained in his 4-year-old brain so when I asked him if he wanted to visit “the
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The Kids Are All Grown? An Empty-Nester’s Guide to Florida’s Gulf Coast

Posted on: June 3, 2019

My husband and I are 10. OK, so in reality, you might need to add 40 or so to that number, but we sure feel like kids at the moment. We just ran back to our beach chairs after playing in the Gulf Coast surf, barely needing to towel off
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Turks and Caicos Islands: Where Turquoise Seas Entice With Watery Adventures

Posted on: May 17, 2019

A tropical paradise of family fun and discovery, Turks & Caicos (TCI), is a British Territory located in the West Indies just south of the Bahamas and known for legendary diving, snorkelling, fishing, luxurious hotels and the “Best Beaches in the World”. TCI consists of seven main islands and 40
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A Pedal on the Point: The Wildlife and Wilderness Within Reach at Point Pelee

Posted on: January 4, 2019

When reminiscing on Point Pelee National Park, I return immediately to my last night under its Carolinian canopy, a campfire throwing short-lived lashes of light into the crushing dark of surrounding vegetation. Sharing my company was interpretation coordinator Andrew Laforet, a Parks Canada staffer setting up a small speaker on
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Samana, Dominican Republic: A Tropical Combination of Adventure and Relaxation

Posted on: August 17, 2018

As your plane descends toward the Samana airport, you’ll see postcard-perfect views of a natural paradise: rolling hills of lush, green forests pressed against countless kilometres of pristine beaches. The Samana Peninsula, which juts from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, is about a four-hour direct flight from Toronto
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An Appalachian Escape in Asheville, North Carolina

Posted on: July 23, 2018

Asheville, North Carolina is a unique Appalachian town, a downright tree-huggin’, artist inspirin’, beer brewin’, yoga goin’ centre, located on the Western edge of North Carolina and surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine forests. There’s a little something for everyone in this small city. For Tree Huggers and Nature
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No Camping For You? You’ll Love Glamping in Canada at These 5 Glamp-sites!

Posted on: May 30, 2018

As a country whose woodlands makeup 30% of the boreal forests in the world, Canada’s got you covered if a secluded retreat in nature is what you seek. Outdoor adventurers and relaxed travellers alike will find glamping to be the perfect option, allowing you to vacation under the tree canopy
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