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Winter Wassailing in Herefordshire, UK

Traipsing through apple orchards and slinging back ciders in the rural hamlet of Much Marcle, England, I learned a thing or two about this renaissance beverage, and the eccentric rituals and traditions the local farmers are keen to uphold.  (Cider … Continue reading

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Done with winter? Celebrate spring with these five winter-busting remedies

It’s beginning to look a lot like…spring!  Canada Blooms opens in Toronto on March 10th. Brighten  your day and take some time to smell the roses…and lilacs and daffodils and…. (The following article was originally published March 26, 2014) There’s … Continue reading

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Five favourite things about Canada’s favourite spa

Upon entering the serene stone-walled grounds to Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario, it’s easy to imagine stealing away into the transformed secret garden described in famous children’s author Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, The Secret Garden. Built in 1858 by … Continue reading

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Fall for cycling in Northumberland County

Switch gears this fall with an invigorating cycling trip in Ontario’s countryside. Autumn is the best time of year to push off on a cycling adventure. Make a day of it or book an overnight stay. What better way to … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Dutch

Yes, that’s Kevin Bacon of Footloose fame standing next to me. My breakfast at the Palomar hotel in Philadelphia was less humdrum than usual after I spotted the A-list celebrity.    There weren’t any other patrons at our side of the … Continue reading

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Praha moments in the Czech Republic

I knew my inaugural trip to central Europe’s Czech Republic would be a good one when my KLM flight served ice cream on the plane. It was ginger, to boot; my favourite flavour. I was headed to the Czech Republic … Continue reading

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Coastal Mountain High

Read my story GoodLife Unionville-Fall-winter2011-B.C.-Whistler on things to do and see in British Columbia. Go for the dim sum in Richmond, the desserts until midnight at Thiessen in Vancouver, the seafood in Steveston, and call it a night at Nita Lake Lodge in … Continue reading

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