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Exploring Vieux Quebec

May 12, 2013

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It’s North America’s only walled city and one of the most historic places in Canada. There are moments when you’re exploring Quebec City that it feels as though you’ve stepped back in time. Apparently, one of my ancestors helped to defend the city against the Americans (in the Battle of Quebec) way back in 1775, […]

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An Evening in Puglia

April 22, 2013

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I’ve never been to Italy, but it’s somewhere I’ve always dreamed of going, in large part for the food. Thanks to Toronto chef, Massimo Bruno, last week I was lucky enough to experience a true taste of Puglia. Massimo is an Italian chef from the Puglia region of Italy. He’s been living and working in […]

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Top Five Experiences in Peru

January 6, 2013

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The single hardest part of planning a trip to Peru, is deciding what to do while you’re there (for most people, Machu Picchu is a given). I’m still amazed by how much we crammed into a 10 day trip last year. Trying to decide what you can fit in? These are my top five recommendations […]

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A Look Back at 2012

January 4, 2013

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I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I wrote about my 2011 travel experiences. Now that we’re into 2013, I realized it’s time to take a look back at the past year in travel. 2012 was very good to me! A return to Grenada, ‘The Spice of the Caribbean’ –  I’ve been lucky […]

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Petra – A City of Romance?

November 19, 2012

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“Don’t leave! Stay here with us. Come and live with me in my cave,” said my Bedouin guide. Now that’s what I call romance! Who would have thought my day at Petra would end with a sort-of marriage proposal? My guide was young, so I’d likely have been wife number one, but caves aren’t my […]

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Haunted Happenings in Edinburgh

October 31, 2012

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I love the city of Edinburgh, but there’s definitely something spooky about it. And with hundreds of years of history, how can there not be? If you’re interested in ghosts and the paranormal and you’re looking to get your freak on, then this is the city for you!  Here are a couple of tours that […]

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Extreme Adventure on New Zealand’s South Island

October 24, 2012

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From skydiving, to canyoning and swimming with wild dolphins, my travel experiences in recent years have found me doing things I couldn’t have imagined five or six years ago. I never used to be much of a risk taker, but now, put me in the right setting and I’ll try just about anything! As many […]

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Sweet Treats and Other Flavours of Lisbon

October 18, 2012

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Espresso, fresh pastries, wine… These are some of the first things that come to mind when I look back at my time in Portugal. Food and drink are such an important part of life here and I think that’s why I felt so at home in Lisbon. It seemed appropriate to sit and drink a […]

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