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Telegraph Cove Calling

By Joan Boxall on Apr 3, 2017

Telegraph Cove lies on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island at the entrance way to Johnstone Strait. How you enter depends on your landlubber or sea salt status. Read more...


Horse Assisted Hiking in the Rainbow Range

By Estelle Noakes on Apr 3, 2017

Some adventures call out to the heart and feed the soul and this was one of them. I had glimpsed the magical landscape of the Rainbow Range, about 400km west of Williams Lake, during a short hike in 1996 and yearned for over 20 years to return and explore further into the heart of these painted mountains, preferably by horseback. Read more...


Island Adventure: Cape Breton Style

By Kate Robertson on Apr 3, 2017

I’m snuggled in a comfy chair in a (stranger’s) living room, listening to some of the best toe-tapping fiddle music I’ve ever heard. It’s at this point that I get that I-want-to-live-in Cape Breton sensation – the feeling of community here is beguiling. Read more...


Grandtravelling: Machu Picchu

By Kate Robertson on Mar 16, 2017

Intergenerational travelling or grandtravelling, as it’s sometimes called, is becoming increasingly popular. According to Despina Gakopoulos, public relations representative for Road Scholar, “Travelling and spending more time with grandchildren are most often at the top of the list of things people want to do when they have more free time. Read more...


Oasis in the Heart of Hong Kong

By Patti Shales Lefkos on Mar 7, 2017

Even if you can’t stand the heat, there’s no need to get out of the city. A peaceful haven awaits in the midst of an often chaotic metropolis. Listed by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten “must-sees” in Hong Kong, the Chi Lin Nunnery dates from the 1930s but was rebuilt in the style of the Tang Dynasty in 1998. Read more...


Slow boat to Alaska and Asia

By Jim Couper on Jan 3, 2017

Never had we been on a ship for 27 straight days. Never had we sailed with Celebrity. Never had we taken a slow boat, or any other transport, to China, Japan or Korea. And never had we taken a cruise in which 10 of the first 11 days were spent at sea. Read more...


Old, New and Odd Gems of Azerbaijan

By Irene Butler on Dec 30, 2016

I admit, initially, not knowing where in the world Azerbaijan was located. Our desire to visit this country was inspired by my husband Rick’s and my search for places around the globe we had not yet ventured to – after having already set foot on the soil of 115 countries. Read more...


Trolling in Norway

By Alan G. Luke on Nov 1, 2016

Are they merely mythological Scandinavian characters or are they unique beings living among the Norwegian population? I was determined to get on the trail of the illusive yet ever-present trolls to find out. Read more...


My Icelandic Stopover

By Julie H. Ferguson on Oct 3, 2016

I had been excited ever since I discovered that IcelandAir began flying non-stop from Canadian hubs, including Vancouver, in June 2014. Two months later, I took advantage of their generous stopover policy and explored the north and south of Iceland for 10 days en route home from Scotland. Read more...


The Magical World of Kenya

By Marilyn Jones on Oct 1, 2016

Arriving in Nairobi, a bustling modern city in the heart of Kenya, I could be in any major city. But as soon as I leave the city limits, I find myself in the magical land of exotic animals, tribal warriors and unparalleled landscape. Read more...


Haida Gwaii

By Marie Bruce on Sep 13, 2016

I love nature and wild places and I especially love Emily Carr's atmospheric paintings from her time in Haida Gwaii so I went ahead and booked my Air Canada flight to Sandspit to travel in early August 2015. Read more...


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