January 2018

ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA – It’s one of those perfect January days in the Florida Keys. The parking lot at Robbie’s Marina in Islamorada is full, and the patio at The Hungry Tarpon is crowded with visitors soaking up the sun along a stretch of perfect, green-blue water. There was a big crowd at dinner the night before at Lazy Days restaurant, where diners sat at tables on the verandah on a clear, blue-sky night and listened to a singer warble Neil Young and Jimmy Buffett tunes. A lot of folks in the Florida Keys are doing just fine after the devastation ... continue reading →


Toronto’s favourite winter culinary celebration is back, and Aeroplan members can get to the front of the line. Winterlicious runs in Toronto from Jan. 26 to Feb. 8, with fantastic three-course, prix fixe lunches and dinners at more than 200 restaurants. The general public doesn’t get to make reservations until Thursday, Jan. 11. But Aeroplan members can book their favourite dining spot starting Wednesday, Jan. 10 to be sure they get the meal they want at a great price. Top restaurants taking part include Canteen, Bar Buca, and Canoe. On Jan. 10 only, Aeroplan members can make advance reservations by ... continue reading →


WestJet and Air Canada appear to be going in opposite directions when it comes to seat-back entertainment on Canada’s most popular airlines. And Americans might be losing quite a lot of them. In a story first published in The New York Times, it was stated that some airlines are taking away the popular seat-back screens that show movies and TV shows on airplanes around the world. They’re expensive to install – about $10,000 USD per seat – and they also weigh a great deal. The Times story said some airlines are looking at the number of passengers who now carry ... continue reading →