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December 2017

Our 150th birthday party is almost over. But there’s still a lot to celebrate when you live in a country as great as ours. Here’s one traveller’s take on great places to visit in Canada in our 151st year. St. John’s This has always been one of my favourite cities in Canada. It’s gotten even better lately with the addition of great restaurants such as The Merchant Tavern, a hip and happening spot run by the folks behind the very successful Raymonds. A new Alt Hotel recently opened in town, part of the marvellous, Montreal-based Groupe Germain that also operate ... continue reading →

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Whether you’re looking to book a great trip or want to take better photos on holidays, your Apple iPhone and your iPad have pretty much everything you need for a great “beat the winter blahs” trip. I’ve been an iPhone and sometimes iPad user for years now, and I sometimes can’t remember what it was like when I didn’t have one. From using Apple Maps in France to using my Aeroplan app to look at using my miles to travel to see my Dad, I find it an indispensable tool of the trade, and something that’s valuable even if I’m ... continue reading →

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This item appeared earlier on Postmedia and Sun Media websites in Canada Destination weddings are big business these days, with grooms and brides from North America getting married in exotic destinations around the world. It’s fun for the couple getting married, and their friends and family get to combine a wedding with a great trip. Couples often get discounted wedding prices in exchange for bringing paying customers to a faraway resort, so there’s an economic benefit as well. Here’s a look at dreamy places for destination weddings. BRITAIN You probably aren’t getting an invite to the wedding of the year, ... continue reading →

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This story originally appeared this week in The Dallas News travel section. REGINA – The third quarter of the football game has just finished and the crowd at Mosaic Field rises in unison to sing. “And it’s ho-hey, hi-hey, Farmers bar your doors, When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina’s mighty shores.” Grown men in deep green Saskatchewan Roughrider jerseys and long, brilliant green wigs dance and sway as the tune bounces along. Men and women with carved watermelons on their head belt out the lyrics. I can’t see them in the stands, but I’m pretty sure the father ... continue reading →

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