Bao, A Chinese Christmas Tradition {Recipe}

Part of the magic of Christmas – in addition to snow, twinkling lights, decorated trees and amazing music – is food. Christmas food traditions can make memories that will last a lifetime, with treasured recipes handed down through families, and shared with good friends. At Christmastime, my mother and her
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Especially fitting messages for the holidays - photo by Jamie Gray
Holiday Gift Ideas 2020

This year, more than ever, we want to bring joy to our loved ones. As usual, there are probably a few hard to buy for folks in the mix. Here are a few last-minute holiday gift suggestions to bring the merry to all. Snarky Santa Alert In the mood for
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Best Christmas Makets in Canada
Canucks, Crafts & Cheer! Find It All at These 8 Best Christmas Markets in Canada

Christmas is just around the corner, and no one knows how to celebrate better than the citizens of the great, white north! Canadians love to ring in the season with mistletoe, plenty of snow and, of course, Christmas markets. From Victoria to St. John’s, our great nation is looking to
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Chicago - Big Bean - Photo Sabrina Pirillo
Chicago: Feels Like Home

It’s been quite a few years since I was in Chicago and yet it felt like just yesterday I was taking my photo in front of the Big Bean (actually called Cloud Gate by Sir Anish Kapoor and meant to reflect clouds). So much had changed in eight years and
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best christmas markets in the world
Make Your List and Check it Twice for the 6 Best Christmas Markets in the World

Twinkling lights, bustling crowds, crisp air, handcrafts made with love, and the spiced warming smells of the season–there’s nothing quite like a Christmas market to drum up that festive spirit! Christmas markets are a tradition around the world, but no matter way they are, they have a way of transporting
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Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights Credit Winter Festival of Lights
Niagara Falls a Spectacular Spot for Holiday Lights

For 35 years, the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights has been lighting up Niagara Falls for the holidays, attracting millions of visitors annually from mid-November to the end of January. The falls are transformed with millions of sparkling lights into an astonishing seasonal experience that isn’t to be missed.
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Take a Ride on Hawaii's Sugar Cane Trains
All Aboard – Take a Ride on Hawaii’s Sugar Cane Trains

The great Hawaiian sugar rush started in the 1830’s when tons of the sweet stuff was first sent by steamship to America. By the 1850’s Hawaiian sugar was fueling California gold rush miners and an upgrade was needed for the mules, horses and people who were moving raw sugar cane
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5 Coolest Spots for Santa Sighting in Canada

A visit to Santa at the mall or the annual Christmas party is fine, I’m not knocking it. But if you really want to up your holiday game, you’ll want to see the man in red at one of these, the 5 Coolest Spots for Santa Sighting in Canada! Water’s
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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas in Toronto

Traveling to Toronto for the holiday season? Enjoy a touch of old world charm with your Christmas shopping this year. Toronto is full of unique European-inspired Christmas markets and festive fun. Merry Christmas, Toronto! Join Tinkerbell on a magical journey The perfect gift for the little princesses in your life.
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Christmas in the Rockies
Celebrate Christmas in the Rockies

Here’s where and how to have a very Merry Christmas in the Rockies! Just picture it: your family is full and happy after a delicious meal you didn’t lift a finger to make.You get up from the table that you don’t have to play after-dinner-who-flinches-first chicken to determine who has
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