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Travel with a Twist

What better way to see the world than with a mother-daughter adventure? But we are no average female travellers. The daughter is young, healthy and able-bodied. The mother is middle-aged, healthy and disabled with a mobility scooter. Read more...


Ageless Enthusiasm

By Laura Thomas on Sep 1, 2017

Students of martial arts learn the importance of discipline, hard work, sacrifice and humility. Sharon Tippe of Revelstoke has a black belt in karate, and exemplifies these qualities and more. Read more...


Creating a Legacy

By Margaret Boyes on Sep 1, 2017

“I’ve never felt healthier, happier or stronger than I do today,” says certified Nordixx Pole Walking Canada master instructor and former Olympic rower, Linda Schaumleffel. Read more...


Walking in England – Four Ways to Go

By Lois Peterson on Aug 9, 2017

I may have the walking gene, if not the desire or navigational skills, to strike out on another long-distance trek alone. But these days, the many options open to walkers in the UK mean I will never run out of places to go, ways to get there, and the resources to learn everything else I need to know. Read more...


Summer Holidays

By Wendy Johnstone on Aug 1, 2017

Like most people, during summer months, the desire for family caregivers to get away for a weekend or an extended vacation is often top of mind. Going from contemplation to implementation can create a great deal of stress for both the family caregiver and the care recipient. Read more...


Unplugging at the Spa

By Kate Robertson on Jul 1, 2017

When a friend suggested it was time to see what a week at a spa could do for my health, I found myself at Rancho la Puerta in Tecate, Mexico (an hour from San Diego). Read more...


Rafting the Grand Canyon

By Julie Boyer on Jul 1, 2017

Imagine travelling back in time and tracing the earth’s history through fantastically coloured rock formations towering thousands of feet above. It’s time to consider a trip like no other… rafting the mighty Colorado through the Grand Canyon. Read more...


Mastery and Magic: Bard on the Beach

By Carol Matthews on Jul 1, 2017

Night after night, Christopher Gaze, charismatic creator and Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, leaps up on stage – first in the large tent and then in the small one – to welcome sold-out audiences to each of the four Shakespeare plays that Bard produces every summer. Read more...


Staycation

By Marie Bruce on Jun 30, 2017

We read a lot about staycations or stay at home in B.C. holidays and with our ever shrinking Canadian dollar, I decided I would follow the trend and spend a few weeks up and down Vancouver Island Read more...


Japan on the Rails

By Ian Carter on Jun 5, 2017

I arrived in Yokohama/Tokyo at the end of a 30-day Far East cruise and was determined to make the best of my inaugural visit to this city of 37 million people. Read more...


Roman Holiday

By John Thomson on Jun 2, 2017

Hollywood idols Gregory and Audrey may have had the run of the place in the 1950s, but we found modern Rome packed with people; try as we may, we couldn’t always escape the hordes. Read more...


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