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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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Taste of Toronto takes off at Fort York

It was a fun start to Taste of Toronto, with plenty of free samples and celebrity chef sightings to go with your $20 cover charge.  Foodies can eat, drink, participate in Metro Master Class, and stop by the Taste Theatre … 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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10 reasons to visit the CNE (August 19 to September 5, 2016)

  Maybe it’s the midway madness, the zany food concoctions, or the plethora of international shopping and culture that bring you to the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto year after year. Whatever the appeal, Canada’s largest fair has been a crowd … Continue reading

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10 reasons to visit the CNE (August 21 to September 7, 2015)

Maybe it’s the midway madness, the zany food concoctions, or the plethora of international shopping and culture that bring you to the Canadian National Exhibition year after year. Whatever the appeal, Canada’s largest fair has been a crowd pleaser for … 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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