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A Family's Journey Home

By Jo-Ann Zador on Feb 29, 2012

Always with anticipation, we often return to Budapest to visit my husband’s birthplace. But this year’s visit was even more special; some of our adult children and two young grandchildren made the trip with us. Read more...


Exploring Banderas Bay

By Enise Olding on Feb 1, 2012

Three tiny sea turtle hatchlings clustered on the end of a flip-flop are carefully transported by an anxious tourist to calmer water beyond the buffeting surf that had kept the newborns stranded on the beach. Read more...


Captivating Kyiv

By Irene Butler on Dec 31, 2011

My great-great-grandmother was born in a village near Kyiv, and although ties to our family line in Ukraine have long been lost, I feel the tug of my ancestral roots as I step onto Kyiv soil. Read more...


Kyiv - If You Go

By Irene Butler on Dec 31, 2011

My great-great-grandmother was born in a village near Kyiv, and although ties to our family line in Ukraine have long been lost, I feel the tug of my ancestral roots as I step onto Kyiv soil. Read more...


Our Intrepid Seafarer from Saint-Malo

By Julie H. Ferguson on Dec 1, 2011

I glimpse Saint-Malo from the sea just as Jacques Cartier did on his three voyages home from the New World. Cartier, who claimed Canada for France at Gaspé Bay on July 24, 1534, and explored the St. Lawrence River, was a native son of Saint-Malo, the town that has bred explorers and seafarers for over 500 years. Read more...


Lovin’ the Lomilomi

By Jane Cassie on Sep 30, 2011

I confess. I’m a spa-fanatic. Wrinkle-reducing facials, rejuvenating massages, refurbishing body wraps - these Zen dens lure me in. And even though my husband, Brent, totally supports my pampering habit, it’s the last item on his holiday to-do list. Read more...


Undewater Wonders of Palau

By Jane Cassie on Sep 1, 2011

I’m not a huge fan of Survivor. But as I prepare to jump into the swarm of jiggling jellyfish, I wish I were. A few tips from their Palau escapades might come in handy right now. Read more...


RVing to the Rockies

By Jane Cassie on Jul 29, 2011

Towering peaks, rushing rivers, shimmering lakes - this Rockies RV trip is steeped in splendour. As co-pilot for my husband Brent, I’m constantly reminded of how small we are in the big universal picture. Read more...


Old Town. Young Heart.

By Chris Herbert on Jun 28, 2011

Dirty Dan Harris founded Fairhaven, Washington with visions of the Great Northern Railway terminus dancing in his head. His dream never materialized but we are thankful for his foresight and historic Fairhaven village that over looks beautiful Bellingham Bay. Read more...


Cyclists' Paradise

By Moira Gardener on Jun 28, 2011

With summer in full swing, our bicycles are tuned up, tested and ready for fun. We live in one of the best cycling areas in the country, filled with scenic rides for everyone. Here are three separate day trips to ponder. Read more...


Motorcycle Mania

By Gary Grieco on Jun 28, 2011

Why are more and more seniors cranking up Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild," strapping on leathers, and climbing onto hogs on steroids before blasting down highways and byways? Because they can! Read more...


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