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Exploring the Mani Peninsula: Greece's Medieval Past

By W. Ruth Kozak on Feb 29, 2012

Once part of the powerful Spartan kingdom, the Mani Peninsula of the south Peloponnese is a rich geological and cultural area, and often overlooked by travellers to Greece. The spine of the peninsula is part of the great mass of Mount Taiyetos, which terminates at Cape Tenano, the mythical entrance to the Underworld. Read more...


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...


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