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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...


How to Grow Young

By W.K. Edwardson on May 25, 2017

Some people believe Bucket List is an overused phrase. Call it what you will but it translates into a lifetime of hopes and dreams, and checking them off one by one is a whole lot of fun. Read more...


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...


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